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NEC 3540A stopped reading blank DVD+DL

So I have bought 2 packs of blank DVD+DL exactly the same brand and everything, I burned the first 25 with only a couple coasters. When I opened up the second pack I tried to burn it but the computer doesn't recognize it. If I try to open it in explorer the disc ejects and it says Please Insert a CD. I have tried using Nero, CloneDVD, and ImgBurn but none of the recognize the DVD+DL. What is going on? why did the first pack work and now these don't? They are exactly the same kind.
Also, after I noticed this problem I have tested the drive by burning CDR and DVD-R with no problems, it also reads CDs and DVDs. So the lasers must be working correctly.

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  • JonPM Jun 20, 2008

    BTW I did flash to the latest firmware 1.04

  • JonPM Jun 20, 2008

    Cliff, thanks but no luck. still not working.

  • JonPM Jun 21, 2008

    Hmm, it doesn't work with my version of windows (Vista 64bit), oh well. I went ahead and ordered a new drive, that should fix the problem!!

  • armyriotis Sep 30, 2008

    help



  • tosscobobble Jan 07, 2009

    I've burned DL DVDs before, but now it doesn't recognize the disk even being in the drive...

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Hi JonPM
Burning a dual layer disk requires a functionality of the drive that is not used in the burning of normal disks. But before we consider that the drive may have a mechanical problem, lets clean out all your temporary garbage. Click on this link and download Cleanup 4.5.2 (http://majorgeeks.com/CleanUp_d4895.html

Instal and run the program. Once it has finished, reboot your computer and give burning onto the DL disk another try. Let me know what happens.

-C

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    Cliff Randi Jun 20, 2008

    Hi Jon

    Unfortunately it sounds like the drive may have failed in it's ability to write dual layer disks. You can pick up a new one at newegg for under $30. Like this one at this link. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...



    If you are willing to try one more thing as a last dish effort, you can try updating your ASPI layer. Use the software at this link to check the layer. There are instructions on the page for installing the ASPI layer which will update the one you have or install it if you don't have it. Good luck and let me know how it goes.



    -C

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    Cliff Randi Jun 21, 2008

    Sorry



    The link did not come up. Here it is



    http://www.afterdawn.com/software/cdr_so...

  • Cliff Randi
    Cliff Randi Jun 22, 2008

    Happy to help Jon

    Good luck with the new drive.



    Cliff

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