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Will not initalize any disk.

I insert a new blank disk +R +RW -R and it starts to format the disk but does not finish. I can not record on any disk. Will upgrading the Firmware help with this?

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Re: Will not initalize any disk.

A firmware upgrade is available here:

You'll need to have a blank CD and a CD/DVD writer in the PC you use to download the file.

Follow the instructions on the website to upgrade your firmware, this should then allow you to write to DVD's once again.

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