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Sony dru-810a dvd rw dual layer burner

My problem is that i can read and write cd's and dvd's but when i try and burn a dual layer disk it doesn't recognize the media in the drive. the disks i am useing are sony too and firmware is 1.0f. any help with this issue

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  • palmrat Nov 02, 2007

    (I posted this separately before finding this post.)

    This burner has worked OK for a while, but now it won't burn dvds (single-layer dvd+ or dvd- or dual layer dvd+)...will not even recognize a blank dvd--including Sony and Verbatim 8x. The burner reads dvds OK and and reads/writes cds with no problem. Firmware is current.

    When trying to read a blank dvd, the burner makes a sound like a gear slipping, then speeds up very fast before stopping completely.

  • Anonymous Nov 03, 2007

    I have exactly the same problem. Reads/Write CD and reads DVD, but will not write

  • kewldudes Nov 10, 2007

    mine would hang up the program i was using to burn the dvd. i burned cd's and dvd's but not a dual layer disk. i bought memorex DL disk and all works good. sometimes these things are picky. i was useing a sony disk at first figured sony in a sony would work good nope sure didn't.



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Try using TDK disks i rarely have a problem with them try doing a drive test using a blank dvd

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  • abdul moueed May 05, 2011

    i have the same problem as "guest". It can read/write a cd and read a dvd but it can not write a dvd.I have tried using maxell dvd+ disks and ydd dvd- disks.



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get version 1.0f from Sony:
all will be okie :)


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