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Sony DVD RW AW-Q170A Burning Problem - Sony AW-Q170A-B2 DVD RW Dual Layer Burner

Sony DVD RW AW-Q170A Burning Problem Plzzz.....Help me out:

i have two drives,
1) Sony DVD RW AW-Q170A 1.70 Ver
2) Sony DVD/CD-RW Combo RYK4 Ver

My "Sony DVD RW AW-Q170A 1.70 Ver" is not Reading and Writing. i have wasted 2 DVD's and 3 CD's .
But My "Sony DVD/CD-RW Combo RYK4 Ver" is Working Properly. it is Reading and Writing Fine.

I am using "Nero","Ashampoo","NTI CD Maker"(All latest Versions) from the past 4 Years i did not got any problem on that.

But now i am getting problem in My "Sony DVD RW AW-Q170A 1.70 Ver" Burning Problem.

Information:

NTI CD Maker:

"Sony DVD RW AW-Q170A":
"Sony DVD/CD-RW Combo RYK4 Ver":
"System Information When i got Error while Burning":

========== BEGIN OF LOG ==========

NTI CD & DVD-Maker 7.0.0.67 (SKU-22710238888)
Start Time: Monday, January 07, 2008, 10:26:36AM

Processor Architecture: INTEL
Processor Type: INTEL PENTIUM
Processor Level: 15
Microsoft Windows XP version 5.1 Service Pack 3, v.3264 (Build 2600)
Memory in use: 45%
Total physical memory: 784 MB
Total free physical memory: 425 MB
Total paging file: 1922 MB
Total free paging file: 1582 MB
Total virtual memory: 2097 MB
Total free virtual memory: 2010 MB

Source CD Information:
Total Blocks (Disc Size) = 36844
Session 1: CD-ROM
Track 1: Mode 1; LBA = 0; PreGap = 150; Length = 36844; Block Size = 2048

CD-Reader: SONY CD-RW CRX320EE (F
Firmware Version: RYK4
Read Speed: Maximum = 40x, Current = 40x

CD-Recorder: SONY DVD RW AW-Q170A (E
Firmware Version: 1.70
Write Method: Disc-At-Once
Close Disc: Yes
Leave Session Open: No

Copy CD: from image file
Disc Media: CD-R
Free Disc Blocks: 359999
Test: Yes
Write Speed: 8x
Copy CD Text: No

Error Code: 1004
CDB: 2A 00 00 00 00 60 00 00 20 00 00 00
SenseKey:04 ASC:08 ASCQ:03

Finish Time: Monday, January 07, 2008, 10:27:00AM

========== END OF LOG ==========

Plzzz....Help me out.

i will be eagerly waiting for ur responses.

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  • meetthegem Jan 07, 2008

    i have checked all the solutions which u have mentioned but still i am getting error.

    when i checked, everything was working properly, but i don't know why it is prompting error while reading or writing.

    i am using this device past 2 years. And i have burned almost 50 DVD's and 30 CD's from it.

    plzz....give me further solutions to this problem. i don't have a latest drivers. The default firmware is 1.70.

  • meetthegem Jan 08, 2008

    i got the information on my "Sony DVD RW AW-Q170A 1.70 Ver"

    General Information :
    Disk Type : CD-Rom Data
    Peripheral Type : ATAPI
    Model : SONY DVD RW AW-Q170A
    Recordable : Yes
    Free Space : 0%

    Drive Information :
    Volume Name : Hiren'sBootCD9.0
    Serial Number : 3F0-9478
    Files Name : 110
    File Management : CDFS
    Volume is Compressed : No
    Case Sensitive Search : Yes
    Preserves Filename Case : No
    Unicode Filenames : Yes
    Access Control List : No
    Named Streams : No
    Object Identifiers : No
    Reparse Points : No
    Sparse Files : No
    User Disk Quotas : No
    Individual File Compression : No
    Encryption : No
    Share : No

    Logical Features :
    Sectors per Cluster : 1
    Bytes per Sector : 2048
    Cluster size : 2 KB
    Free Clusters : 0
    Total Clusters : 36844

    Physical Features :
    Cylinders : 17
    Heads : 64
    Sectors per Track : 32
    Bytes per Sector : 2048

    plzz....help me how to enable(yes) the features given in it.

  • meetthegem Jan 08, 2008

    it is now reading "CD's" But not "DVD's". plzz...help me.

  • badofbad Mar 05, 2008

    my sony aw q170a cant read most of cd and dvd....

    and doesnt copy the data........

    help me plzzzzzzzzz

  • Furms57 Mar 12, 2008

    I am having the same problem with my Sony DVD RW AWQ170a drive. It will not play Audio CDs or DVDs as well as not being able to burn. I did the registry key fix and it took away the yellow arrow from the drive. But it still will not allow me to burn anything at all. I have used Windows Media Player to burn before, and I tried the one solution of changing the Primary and Secondary IDE settings to PIO only, but it didn't help. My cousin who works for Geek Squad seems to think that I need a new drive, while my brother says I need a new IDE cable, that I have a 40 pin cable and need an 80 pin cable. Like I said, I have tried all the options listed on this page, and nothing's worked. So what do I do?

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2008

    THE SOME MOSERBAER DVDS (DATA) I BURNT ARE NOT BEEN ABLE TO READ BY SONY .SOME ERROR IS COMING SAYING IT IS IN A FORMAT NOT READABLE BY WINDOWS.ATLEAT 3 DVDS ARE GIVING SAME ERROR.I USE NERO FOR BURNING.THE DVDS PLAYED FINE EARLIER. CAN ANYTHING BE DONE TI GET THE DATA BACK??
    PLS LET ME KNOW THANKS

  • Anonymous May 30, 2008

    I have a Sony DVD Writer and it has stopped reading and writing all video DVD's. But will read and write data DVD's. This happened 10 months ago.

    I also have a CDWR/DVD and it reads all video DVD's and writes data to CD's.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2009

    guys i do have the sameproblem i tried every firmware availabe on cdfreaks..i even customised firmware with media blocks...but still nothing works...

  • parampreet13 Apr 19, 2009

    heyy i have a sony dvd-rw aw-q170 a drive . my windows was corrupted thats why i have to try many os like ubuntu,kubuntu and finally now i am using vista. as i tried to burn my disc using nero 7 essentials it does'nt recoganise my drive and didnt write anythingi have wasted 3 dvds and 5 cds on this problen. but, i can read my all dvd and cds but i an unable to write or burn dvds and cds. i have searched all the firmware and drivers on the net (gogle) but nothin worked for me . i despirately wants a solution and the ppl who think that they can help me out plzz kind ppl do that work and get me out of this problem...

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1. pl confirm ur drive as as sony as AW-Q170A
2. Download both file necflash_wingui.zip and 113bt_rpc1.zip
3. If ur not sure about drive being master or slave turn all the IDE to PIO mode. Pl remember flashing will not be possible if in other mode.
4. Unzip the zip file
5. Run necflash dump the firmweare file at safe location and flash the bin file with 113Bt_prc.bin.
6. Reboot in safe mode. Restore IDE to original mode.
7. Reboot and start normally. Bingo prob is solved

Posted on May 01, 2008

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1. Open the Device Manager.
2. Go to the IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers item.
3. Open the entry for the IDE Channel that the DVD RW is attached to {either Primary or Secondary.
4. Click on the Advanced tab.
5. Change the Transfer Mode for the AW-Q170A drive to "PIO Only". {you have to know if it's device 0/Master or 1/Slave on the channel.
6. Save settings and reboot.
7. Try to read a DVD and CD with the drive.
8. If that works try to write one or both.

If that doesn't work you will have probably have to flash the drive.
1. Download http://liggydee.cdfreaks.com/download/en/5170a/113bt_rpc1.zip
2. Download http://binflash.cdfreaks.com/download/1/5/necflash_wingui.zip
3. Read the instructions at http://liggydee.cdfreaks.com/page/en/How-to-Flash/binflashgui
4. Unzip the two files, follow the instructions from the link in #3 to flash the drive.
5. The IDE Channel must be in "PIO Only" mode for the flash to work.
6. After the flash is complete, reboot and try the drive again.

Good Luck - It worked for me.

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Check that the writable DVDs you are using are compatible (+/-) with your Sony DVD-RAM.
Go to Windows Explorer and check to see if the Sony drive is visible. It may not be connected or the Jumper switch may be set incorrectly.
Check you have drivers installed, take a look in Hardware manager.
Sometimes, it's a little difficult to copy CDs and DVDs when you have more than one burning suite installed - for some reason, they 'just don't get along'. Try uninstalling any suites other than Nero.
Or it may just be that your Sony CD-RW drive is just that, and your DVD-RW drive is just that. So it wouldn't be possible to write DVDs on the CD-RW and CDs on the DVD-RW? Though I would assume Nero would detect that and use your hard-drive as temporary storage.
In Nero SmartStart, have you selected the CD or DVD tab to correspond to the project you're burning?

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