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Having Pioneer Dvd-rw Problems On Sony


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#1 Jonah

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 04:34 PM

Hello,

I'd like to start using my DVD-RW in my Sony Vaio (VGC-RB40) for DVD photo stuff. But
it won't recognized my DVD-R blank disks! It works with CD-R, though. I think it is a Pioneer DVR-109,
but it could be some wierd OEM model. My computer says it's a 109. Anyhow,
I tried firmware from Pioneer's site without any help. I even printed a list of
compatible media and the Maxell DVD-R I bought doesn't work (or Verbatim).

Do I need other disks? Hoe do I really know what drive I have? And firmware
keeps telling me "target not found."

Thanks for the help.

Jonah

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 04:25 AM

You could download Everset Home Edition, it will tell you what you drive is, it's freeware also.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html

Is the DVD media + or - R?

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 12:40 PM

So,

Field Value
Optical Drive PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-109 (DVD+R9:6x, DVD-R9:6x, DVD+RW:16x/8x, DVD-RW:16x/6x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:40x/24x/40x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)

Do I need firmware or do I just need to keep trying media brands (expensive option).

I only tried DVD-R media. Maybe I need DVD+R, although I don't know the difference.

Thanks for the advice.

Jonah




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