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Dvd/cd rom drive doesn't read dual layer?

I have acer travelmate 2414 and it has a combo drive it says on the drive DVD+R DL so this means it should read dual layer disc but it isn't can some please help me.

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  • joe_fun2003 Nov 28, 2008

    my dvd drive is not functioning . it was not reading any dvd's , if we click the drive icon , it showing that "no dvd is inserted"

  • goodron2 Dec 03, 2008

    I've downloaded every Apple update and LaCie Update tool. It tells me that I'm up to date. LaCie shows in my System Profiler. When I insert bought movie, computer does not recognize it, no Icon. When I insert Blank disk to record iDVD movie I've created, it is ejected, I've tried Fuji, Memorex, Nexxtech, TDK, even the LaCie disk that came with the Burner. Nothing shows up on the screen and the disk is ejected. My iMac G5 has built-in CD burner, maybe there's a conflict, can't find it, there is no error message, and no screen icon that shows something is in Burner. Please advise what to do.

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Tr updating the drivers or if you trying to watch dvd etc make sure you have dvd rom loaded into your machine then you drive should work. a program such as power dvd will take care of this problem for you and even though you may not wantto use this program to watch dvds by having it installed you will be able to use your reader writer to its full potential, hope this helps please rate me

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It also possible that the DVD drive software is corrupted or the CD drive it is having a hardware malfunction hope this helps

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Can't watch blue ray movies on my acer aspire model 5334


Taken from the acer support website.
" Optical media drive 8X DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive:
  • Read: 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD-ROM, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 6X DVD-ROM DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-RW, 6X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM
  • Write: 24X CD-R, 16X CD-RW, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 4X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 4X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM
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This model of computer does not have a blu-ray drive unless you got a third party upgrade. In this case, you will need to track down special drivers, which can best be done by whomever sold you the drive.

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Sir i am using acer 4736z i got problem with my dvd driver when i am inserting blank dvd for writing operation it shwos 0 bytes used free sapce 0 bytes not able to write data so what to do pls help me...


you have to make sure you are using the correct format for your drive i.e (+/-)
  • Read: 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD-ROM, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 8X DVD-ROM DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 8X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM, 4X BD-ROM, 4X BD-R, 2X BD-RE, 4X BD-ROM DL (double-layer), 4X BD-R DL (double-layer), 2X BD-RE DL (double-layer)
  • Write: 24X CD-R, 16X CD-RW, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 6X DVD-RW, 6X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM, 4X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 4X DVD-R DL (double-layer)

8X DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive:
  • Read: 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD-ROM, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 6X DVD-ROM DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 8X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM
  • Write: 24X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 6X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM

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What is the advantage of having a super multi dl drive


This drive recognizes almost all formats of CD & DVDs available in the market
The drive can read and write the following media
1. Write CD R / CDRW / Read CD , CDR, and CDRW
2. Read & Write DVD +R, DVD -R, DVD +-R, DVD RW / Dual layer DVD.

Normal drives will be specific to only DVD +R or DVD -R or single layer.

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I have acer aspire 4520.I have upgraded to windows xp sp2. The empowering technology does not work.It says " the specified file is not found".I cannot find the empowering technology software...


Acer Aspire 4520 Notebook Technical Specifications:


Operating System Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium Processor AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-57 (512KB L2 cache, 1.9GHz) Chipset NVIDIA nForce 610M Memory 1GB (1GB installed in one of two memory slots) DDR2 667 SDRAM User upgradeable up to 4GB (one 2GB memory card in each slot)* subject to availability of 2GB cards
*If upgrading after initial purchase, one or more of the memory cards provided with the system may have to be replaced with optional larger memory cards in order to achieve the maximum capacity.
Storage 120GB* hard disk drive Integrated variable-speed Super-Multi drive (DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD-RAM):
-Read - 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD-ROM, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 6X DVD-ROM DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-RW, 6X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM
-Write - 24X CD-R, 10X CD-RW, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 4X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 4X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM
5-in-1 card reader for optional MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO™ or xD-Picture Card™

Surely to load XP is a DownGrade. As this notebook is dual core, I would run Vista 64 or better still Windows 7 64.
If you wish to persist with an old system, you require SP3 for XP.That may be available from a software store but is no longer supported by Windows.
Try http://www.notebook-driver.com/laptops-information/acer-aspire-4520-notebook-technical-specifications/ for drivers that you will require to have support from Acer.

Hope that clarifies your situation.

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What is DVD Super Multi DL drive


Hi,

It means it supports DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD+R DL, DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, CD-R, CD-RW
Dual layer DVD's have two data layers stacked on top of each other. So instead of holding only 4.7 gb of data it holds 8.5

Thanks and regards,
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Samsung dvd rw with octo edge dvd rom says burning failed for dual layer disc


I will presume that you do not have a combo DVD.
If you have a "combo" drive, it doesn't burn any DVDs.

First, has the burner ever burned dual-layer DVD's successfully?
Radio Shack has a laser cleaner ($13). Read & follow the directions. It is an audio CD with a row of brushes. No chemicals involved.

Recommendation:
Use Verbatim DVD's, they are the best. Samsung is also a top brand.

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hi,, there are different kinds of DVDs ,, some are DVD+R , DVD-R ,,and dual layered dvds so.. please check the details for support of dvd , cd drive...

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I need to find out what type of disc to use with our dvd burner


The specification of the DVD drive for the Aspire 5930 is
  • Type DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM / HD DVD-ROM - Integrated
  • CD / DVD read speed 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD) / 1x (HD DVD)
  • CD / DVD write speed 16x (CD) / 4x (DVD±R) / 2x (DVD-R DL) / 2.4x (DVD+R DL)
  • CD / DVD rewrite speed 10x (CD) / 4x (DVD±RW) / 3x (DVD-RAM)
This means you can burn CDs -R and +R type disc (incl R/W)
Burn single layer and dual layer DVD -R and +R disc (incl R/W)

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It seems that what you have is a combo drive only :(
it only recognize DVD reading. no matter what driver you used. need to buy a dvd writer/ that said can write dvd.


Types of Optical Drives and CD/DVDs
Optical drive type Read from CD/DVD-ROM media Write to CDRW media Write to DVD ±RW/R media Write to DVD +R DL media Write label to LightScribe CD-RW Write to DVD-RAM media DVD-ROM Drive Yes No No No No No DVD and CD-RW Combo Drive Yes Yes No No No No DVD±RW/R and CD-RW Combo Drive with Double- Layer support Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes LightScribe DVD±RW/R and CD-RW Combo Drive with Double- Layer support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Blu-Ray Disc DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive with Double-Layer support Yes Yes* Yes Yes No Yes *Low speed (4X) and high speed (4-12X) are supported. UHS-RW (24X and 32X CD-RW) is not supported.

NOTE: Some of the optical drives listed may not be supported by your computer. The listed drives are not necessarily all of the supported optical drives.

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