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Old 03-26-06, 08:12 PM
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Why 8x but not 16x?

Why are my DVD burners kicking out 16x media? Two machines, pentium and athlon 2+GZ windows xp. One SONY one NEC drive. Both will burn with 8x media but kick out 16x. It's supposed to be up to 16x but I'm having problems. Everything is DVD-r primarily FUJI
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What does "kicking out" mean?
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You know I wasted about 4 16x discs with my laptop before I realized what was going on. For my laptop drive I have to wait for a firmware update. If one doesn't come, oh well I have my external Light-On with my desktop.
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What does "kicking out" mean?
The DVD drawer opens up with some sort of error message from the software.
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Originally Posted by JimRochester
The DVD drawer opens up with some sort of error message from the software.

update your firmware for your burner
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get more info from cdfreaks.com
you have to get the right media.
a lot of burners work better with certain brands of media.
others they can't handle.
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I had to update my firmware before it would recognize more recently made media. I took back 3 spindles before I did that thinking that my burner was messed up. I updated the firmware to my Lite-On 1633S and now it burns anything I throw at it - 16X, crappy Taiwan media, etc.

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