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Acard 1 to 3 duplicator can't seemto get past the traget disc not ready

Trying to copy a DVD , comes up target drive not ready. Is there a problem as I can't seem to get past this point.

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Yeah.. same exact dvds i have been burning for quite some time..no change in media just an error from the machine itself..is there a reset button or something along that line?? usually unplugging the power for problems like this fix it but not this time.. two of the drives report Target drive not ready however the third drive on bottom with a dvd inserted will burn..but the top two will not.. sudden error and doublt full that both drives died at the same moment.

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Of course theres a problem but what are you doing with the thing? are you formaating the disk first to render the dvds in the target drives? are you using the right DVD like DVD+ DVD+- or Blueray? need more information to help you. and it the DVD you are copying has been redered on another machine it won't copy it anyway. You have to use the same machine to copy it as thats how they protect copy rights now days.

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