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- Weird DVD RW problem
October 29, 2005, 2:26 pm
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Enermax 550W(?) PSU
Maxtor 160Gig IDE 7200 x 2
Maxtor 200Gig SATA x 2
Sony DVD RW DW-D22A (LiteOn with BYS3 firmware)
Recently, the Sony drive will not read a DVD-R (data disk) that it has
recorded. This is as viewed using Windows Explorer. The disc can be read
using the Samsung drive.
A DVD-Video that is recorded using the Sony drive is also not browsable
using Windows Explorer (on the Sony drive), but can be played using
This is only a recent development as older discs (same batch) are browsable.
I've re-flashed the firmware back to BYS2 - no difference, and then back to
Re: Weird DVD RW problem
Get rid of the Sony as soon as you can.
We had a Sony/LiteOn and 1/4 of the discs we burned were coasters. The
rest won't play after 6-12 months - we have to reburn the entire
To add insult to injury I contacted Sony for new firmware and they
said they did not support the drive because it was made by LiteOn. I
contacted LiteOn and they said Sony should support it.
I took it back and exchanged it for an NEC 3540.
If you build a man a fire and he will be warm for a day. If you
set a man on fire, he will be warm for the rest of his life.