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Old Apr 03, 2002, 05:29 AM
anott anott is offline
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i've just put a toshiba sd-m1212 into my pc but it can't read dvdrs, it doesn't even show them in explorer, it just says no disk inserted???

i does read dvds, and everything else, just not dvdrs. why?
it was from a dell machine so i don't know if that will make any difference, also i've checked the dvdr and it works fine in other machines.

help

notty
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Old Apr 03, 2002, 09:34 AM
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I have the same problem?
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Old Apr 03, 2002, 11:53 AM
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You think that's bad ?
I have a Pioneer A03 DVD burner and it burns DVDs perfectly.
Wont play any of the buggers though !
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Old Apr 03, 2002, 03:04 PM
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I have a Toshiba SD-M1002 (very first gen of DVD-ROM - i.e. 1X; cost US$500 incl. decoder board in 1997).

Interestingly, while it doesn't read CD-R media, it reads DVD-R media.
This surprised me since it is so old and doesn't read CD-Rs.

The only thing is that it is slow at reading the DVD-R discs; maybe I'll try upgrading the firmware.
I have a 12X DVD ROM now anyway, so nothing to lose.
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Old Apr 04, 2002, 03:27 AM
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i found out last night that is was reading dvdrs, just not some of them (copys of dvds) even though they were on the same media?!?

anyway i found a firmware update that has now fixed the problem, 1032 or something like that.

zozer7 if you've got the same drive and problem but can't find the firmware give me a shout.

cheers for the help guys

notty


 

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