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Ilo dvd burner

I bought a dvd burner just over 1 year ago and have only used maybe four times.I placed a blank dvd in last night to burn and it said bad disk so I tried four or five others and it still said the same thing.What can I do to correct this problem

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  • lousad Dec 03, 2007

    Have tried to record on various brands of DVD+ disc and get not formated for this system. Have used these disc before but now won't work. Have updated farmware but no use in solving the problem. Also tryed to E-Mail ilo and call with no respose. So if anyone can help please E-Mail me at [email protected];

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2007

    If and when I get the ILO DVD Recorder to accept a disk, it says they are all bad disk. I have to unplug it to get it to turn on, unplug it then replug it to play. Then all you get is the disk error.



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It has taken me months to figure out this problem, as I used to have it too! The only solution I have found was to replace the dvd burner inside the unit. This can be technical if you do not know what your doing, but here is a great website to get you started with how-to's.

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Pursuing awesome's second line of attack a bit further, double check that the blank DVD you're trying to record is the right format. I think your machine expects DVD+R (The plus sign is important, DVD-R is something different). A.

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Go online to update the firmware. If that does not work call the company to find out if they want you to ship it to them to correct the problem. There may be a recall on the unit. You do have a firmware problem in most cases. The other problem is that you may have to only use the same disk brand as the unit to get the system to work.

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