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Disc formating our dvd has stopped completely formating dvd-ram discs. i was using panasonic single sided rewritable dvd's then tried sony brand with no results thanks

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  • skidooman Mar 07, 2008

    i tried h a new cleaning disc,then a different dvd,memorex, then it stated that there is aproblem in reading the disc

  • skidooman Mar 07, 2008

    thanks everyone i got the dvd working , it was just a setting on the recording mode

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Hi,

Check the Data ( IDE/SATA Cable )

Software being used for Burning.

Also uninstall Or remove/replace the Hardware and re-install Drivers.

Final Solution, try a cd laser-head cleaning disk.

Mike @ Compurepair.

Posted on Mar 07, 2008

  • Mike Waldron Mar 07, 2008

    Hi,



    Great news.



    Please rate the solution you found help you resolve this if any.



    Regards Mike @ Compurepair.

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Did you try A DVD LASER LENS CLEANER?

Posted on Mar 07, 2008

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    Kleanthis Mavropoulos Mar 07, 2008
  • Kleanthis Mavropoulos
    Kleanthis Mavropoulos Mar 07, 2008


    See pages 31 and 65

    For your reference

    ≥The disc cannot be formatted if the write protect tab is switched

    to “PROTECT”. Release the protection to continue (page 64).

    ≥Formatting cannot be performed on DVD-R or CD-R/RW.

    ≥The message “Unable to format” appears when you try to

    format discs this unit cannot use.

    ≥If you have used the direct navigator to protect a programme

    (page 35), the message “Contents on the disc have been

    protected. Start formatting the disc?”
    appears in step 5.

    Select “Start” if you want to format the disc. The contents will be

    erased even if they have been protected.

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