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NEC nd 6500a

My nec nd 6500a reads and writes cd's but only reads dvds, it will not burn them. i have tried installing a new driver but it keeps telling me the drive cannot be found

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Go to the website, and see all the dvd media types that the ND-6500A can use. I had a similar problem trying to use 1-16x on mine, it would not burn to them - gave me all kinds of error messages; then I used a TDK 4x DVD-R; worked fine; granted since it has 8x capability, I'd like to burn at the fastest rate - this was for a backup job, so only burned at 3.1 anyway. the media may fix your problem. worth a try.

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Hi, I think that it's a firmware issue. If the unit is till covered by warranty, you may have to bring it back for replacement. When doing so, it may be to your advantage to bring the PC while it is still attached and blank CDs and DVDs just to demonstrate the particular failure and likewise to be able to test if and when it would be replaced. If for some reason, you would want to try DIY, please look over these sites that you may have an idea.𠓝 Hope this be of some help and pls post again how things turn up. Good luck and kind regards.

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Where do i get drivers for my nec dvd+-rw 6650a


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I only can write with 4x maximum while dvd could

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Also if you are using 4x DVDs then that is all they will burn at without often giving errors when used.

Trying to burn a 4x DVD at lets say 16x can cause burn failure or data corruption.

Cd's on the other hand can burn at lower speeds than they are stated.

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Dual layer?


NEC DVD + - RW ND-6650A is supprot dual layer dvd. for more information u can use this link: NEC DVD + - RW ND-6650A

Thank for asking

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You could try updating the Driver.

The driver and instructions can be found here:

Have you contacted the manufacturers site and a)checked out their FAQ's and in the last resort Contacted their Support for help?

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I have encountered this problem numerous times and, while I'm not sure of the exact cause, the remedy that works 90% of the time for me is to create a 1:1 solution of isopropyl alcohol & distilled water and to GENTLY brush the laser with a cotton swab tipped with this solution.  Afterwards, use the other side of the swab to completely dry off the laser, ensuring that absolutely no cotton fibers are left behind.  Good luck!

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I used to have a DVD/CDRW driver on my Sony Vaio and I had to replace it twice it died on me and I had to buy a new one every time the truth is that many things can go wrong for such small device so try this go to Download the firmware, if after that it still wont work your chances are that you have to buy a new one.

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