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DVD Ram drive

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My DVD RAM drive is reading only original cds. All the rest it shows as blank cds and offers options to format.

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  • Dagny Feb 21, 2008

    Hi Mike,



    Really appreciate you reply.



    It is not a ROM drive. It is a DVD RAM RW drive.



    I have already tried to uninstall the drive. On re-booting, the device is automatically reinstalled.



    The problem is not that it is not reading cd it has just finished writing. The problem is only that it is not reading cds which are running on other systems... and which were read by this drive too some time back.



    If the problem is of the laser malfunctioning, then no cds should have been read at all. How is the drive able to read all original software cds?



    Pl Do help me with this.



    Dagny

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This could be several causes. is it a dvd Rom Drive ??
first this could be software related. i.e which program is stating that it,s a blank cd ( windows or another program ? ) i.e nero or similar ?
try uninstalling the device ( DVD ) in control panel/system/device mansger. re-boot the computer and it should state. new device/harware found and ask for a driver.
If this does,nt work theres a chance that if you are using packet writing software, the disks are not finalising, hence they will not be recognised, as the T.O.C table of contents are not being written to the disk ( Finalizing )
Finally the read laser could be out of alignment or not powering up suffiently to read, other formats.
Hope this guides you to some success.
Mike @ Compurepair.

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  • Mike Waldron Feb 21, 2008

    Ok,

    i,d just change the drive altogether.

    they,re cheap enough today.

    in comparisson to your problem, when a PS2 is modified.

    Usually you have to tweak the power of the laser up, to read a backup disk. therefore the laser would have to be more powerful to read that disk. you may have a weak laser that can read original disks fine, but struggles reading backups.

    The only other suggestion i have for you, is to try a different media ( Blank CD/DVD ) some readers just don,t like certain disks. if none of this does,nt work. Bin it and get another drive,

    Mike @ Compurepair.

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