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HP dvd 740b dvd burning issues

When I try to backup my dvd's using the HP dvd 740b model I get the burning completed succesfully but when i flip the dvd over you can see where the burn starts then stops at the beginning and towards the end it does the same thing. i looks as if the burner stops then starts up again. I tried using other software and had the same issue. Is this a hardware problem or software issue. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I also have pictures.

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  • alb332 Nov 25, 2007

    heres a copy of 2 different movies copied recently. ive updated the firmware and have it set to master in the secondary IDE interface. no luck.

  • alb332 Nov 26, 2007

    thanks for trying but it didnt work.

  • DataFig Feb 13, 2008

    I have the same problem. I have tried using the firmware updates on the hp-site. The firmware update "sp26595" worked fine the first time I used the writer, but the second time (maybe after a reboot) the problem was back.



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