I AM TRYING TO DUPLICATE A DVD BUT AFTER `PREPARATION` THE COPIER KEEPS STATING THE WORD `TARGET OVERFLOW` AND ALTHOUGH THE DVD FILM IS ONLY 98 MINS LONG WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN AND CAN IT BE SOLVED ? PLEASE X PLAIN AS SIMPLE AS POSSIBLE AS ITS DRIVING ME MAD, AND I THINK THERE IS A SIMPLE EXPLANATION ? MY BLANK DVD IS 4.7 G.B BUT DO I NEED A LARGER DISC CAPACITY TO COPY THE DVD. MANY THANKS, RAY.
Re: TARGET OVERFLOW ? / ARS-2030 LD COPY SMART PLUS
Your source dvd is most probably a 8.5Gb disc. You will need a blank 8.5Gb disc to copy to.Check out the size of the file on the source disc or the capacity of the source disc. If it is greater than 4.7 Gb.If you are using a 4.7gb to copy to,it will bring up an Overflow message.
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Re: TARGET OVERFLOW ? / ARS-2030 LD COPY SMART PLUS
There is no such dvd bigger than 4.7gb. Are you using nero, as it will show you how big the info you are trying to place on your disc is. You will know straight away if your info is too big. This is what the 'target overflow' means.
It will depend totally what software you are using.
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The Cd you are trying to copy may be damaged, take it out clean it and try again, if that doesn't work check that the media you are trying to copy is compatible with the source discs, wouldn't be the first person to try copying a CD onto DVDs or vice versa, an easy mistake i've done this myself
It happens to me also ALL the time with mine. I have a 7 disc duplicator machine I do for weddings and special events. And it's a real pain and costly to have that come up when you need the project done soon. My solution is to change the brand on the master disc. Burn another copy of the master disc on your computer to another brand and then use that brand as the new "master" in the duplicator. (1 sollution)
"Target Overflow" basically means that either sometimes the master disc has too much information on it to burn than the disc you want to copy can hold, or sometimes a CD may be in by mistake instead of DVD. If you have a Dual layer DVD disc you want to make copies of and you only have the basic 4.7GB standard DVD blank disc..it's not enough storage space on the disc to burn so you will see that error also. It should really say "not enough space to burn) lol..but I guess that's asking too much.
Sometimes all is correct with the DVD size and it'll come up for no reason (usually the master disc is still spinning and hasn't stopped but you've already pressed the "Copy" button, it's not "ready" so an error of "target overflow" will come up)
I've had mine for 6 years so I've done alot of testing and trial and error to come to the above conclusions.
I find that these brands work for the best "thorough" burns.
"Target overflow" just means that the disc being used to make the copy doesn't match in size. "4.7GB" to the master disc. Sometimes this occurs when you make a mistake thinking the disc in the copy slot is a DVD blank but it may be a CD-R blank(by accident) or sometimes the Master disc is a BD-R and trying to copy to a regular DVD-R (won't fit)
"Source drive not ready" is when the Master disc keeps spinning in the attempt to read. The "culprit" alot of times is the brand, or scratched, dirty, corrupted discs.
Make a copy of the master again (if possible and on your PC with a different brand of disc) then use the new Master to make the multi-discs you want.
"Target drive not ready"
is when a disc with information already on it, is in the copier (can't copy over it) sometimes we make mistakes and put the Master in the copier and vice versa : )
or no disc in it at all, and or some sort of incompatible blank media.
I have a 7 disc duplicator by Pioneer and I found that in the last few years since I've had it (since 2005)
I ran into the above situations alot.
I use it as a standalone (not hooked up to any PC etc)
It still works great but I find that was having a brand name issue with the discs; certain discs that it used to read in the Master/Source drive like Taiyo Yuden, Memorex, Ridata, SKMAX, and Phillips, suddenly don't want to read properly when inserted. The discs keeps spinning and then when you press "copy" it says "Target overflow" or "Source drive not ready" I found that solution I mentioned above with the changing of the disc brand helps fix the situation. I didn't want to hurt my brain trying to figure out what it could be as I use my duplicator for business and time is money.
Through trial and error I end up just making duplicates from my PC on different brands (cheaper unknown brands work fine) and then using the "new master" made from these is the only way I can duplicate..weird!
P.S sometimes the lens may need an old fashioned cleaning with a lens cleaner or Dust blower.
Once in a while one or two of the doors get stuck even when all 7 discs are completed...just take a q-tip with vaseline and put it on the track wheel for some lubrication and the door will open up easier.
Just some tips from someone who's had their player a long time