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CD -writing problems.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by naastik, Jul 24, 2006.

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  1. naastik

    naastik Thread Starter

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    I have a samsung tsst h-492a combo drive drive which was working perfectly till i installed a firmware upgrade from the manufacturer's update site. Now I have major problems with it.
    the drive does not read cd-r's written in track at once mode. The writing process fails 90% of the time and seems to work only in the disk at once mode.Though dvd-rom's and cd-roms are read perfectly well. Kindly someone tell me what could be the problem. is there a way to down grade firmware. my system specs are

    Pentium 4 1.7 ghz (wilammete)
    632 mb ddr(pc 2100) ram
    seagate st3160021a 160 gb 7200 rpm pata hard drive
    intel 845 chipset (with intel application accelerator installed).
    samsung tsst cd/dvd h492a combo drive( intial firm ware tb02, now tb08)

    i use nero ultra edition( ver 6.6) for burning. it sometimes shows power calibration error. has this got something to do with the SMPS. plz advice
     
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    Most firmware upgrades for cd drives are not reversible. Off the top of my head I would say your drive is probably toast. Some dvd and maybe cd drives you can change some settings internally. Anyway I am going to give you a link of ppl more quallified to diagnose your cd burner
    anyway cd / dvd burners are cheap now , so may be a good time to upgrade
    if you do decide to get a new cd / dvd burner, ask them what is good there is A LOT OF JUNK Double Layer DVD burners out there that do not use the Pioneer chip set
    here you go
    http://www.cdfreaks.com/
     
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