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Sony DVD RW DRU-710A won't burn dvds

This burner has worked OK for a year, but now it won't burn dvds...will not even recognize a blank dvd--including Sony and Verbatim 8x. The burner reads dvds OK and and reads/writes cds with no problem.

When trying to read a blank dvd, the burner makes a sound like a gear slipping, then speeds up very fast before stopping completely.

I'll appreciate any suggestions. Thanks.

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  • palmrat Nov 05, 2007

    Thanks for your reply. The player will boot cd's and dvd's and burn cd's. It just won't boot or burn a blank dvd.

  • Peter Kessler May 03, 2008

    I keep getting a "session fixation error" when trying to burn an ISO image to the disk. I believe it does not even write files as well.

    This USB writer performed flawlessly for a year and a half on both Linux and Windows XP. Not sure what is up. I've been looking for firmware and had little luck.



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I have had the exact same problem with this drive. It worked great for about a year. Now it will only burn and play cd's. I did some research and found that it operates two separate laser wavelengths, one for cd and one for dvd. Chances are that the blue dvd wavelength is not functioning. It would be less expensive to replace the drive with a new one than to fix this one. Trust me I researched it.

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Sounds exactly like my old dead drive. if it cant boot from a cd its likely a bad drive

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