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My sony dru-830a can not write

It display 0 for free capacity of raw DVD!

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  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2009

    yeah mee too..sometimes it can't detect the disc inside it.sometimes it works properly..

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That means that the DVD-/+/R/RW has already been failed upon a previous burning. Look at it in good light, and if you can see anything burned on the bottom, you can finalize the disc with Goldenhawk CDRWin. I'm not sure of any other utility that finalize's cd's but you can ask on the cdfreaks.com forums.

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

  • Justin Goldberg Jan 09, 2009

    In spite of what I said above, the disc it most likely to be a coaster (i.e. garbage)

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