6650 wont read dvd

I have a 6650 in my Toshiba laptop which works fine for reading games and films and also burning them. But when I put a data dvd in it with files that I have saved onto it, it looks like its a blank disc. I have tried several discs and they all do the same. It says free space 0bytes total size 0 bytes but there is data on the dvds and it works on other computers :confused:

Then try to access/scan them using nero cd dvd speed…

Hello !
I had the same problem , sometimes , just sometimes the dvdrw nec 6650A drive wo n’t read dvd’s , showing a blank dvd - I fixed this by flashing the latest firmware ( Dell 103C - or 203 , depending on your drive ).

Mr M

I have tried it again with another disc. It says it has completed successfully and I can see on the underside of the disc that it has actually written the data to the disc. I have ran Nero cd/dvd speed and all I get is this

Nero CD-DVD Speed: Disc Info
Basic Information
Disc type: : DVD-R
Book Type : DVD-R
Manufacturer: : unknown
MID : UME01
Write speeds: : 2 X - 4 X
Blank Capacity : 4.38 GB
: 4489 MB
: 4707319808 bytes
Extended Information
Layers : 1
Usage : General
Copyright protection : n/a
Recorder information : recorded with _NEC DVD±RW ND-6650A
Disc Status : Closed
Raw Data
Pre-recorded Information in Lead-in (0Eh)
0000 - 01 40 C1 FD 9E D8 52 00 02 87 0D 10 66 78 80 00 - .@…R…fx…
0010 - 03 55 4D 45 30 31 00 00 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - .UME01…
0020 - 05 AA A2 22 22 20 02 00 66 07 05 00 03 00 00 00 - …""…f…
0030 - 00 00 00 00 0A 00 1D 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - …
0040 - B8 18 06 00 B8 18 06 00 64 70 05 00 05 E9 D4 77 - …dp…w
0050 - 4F E5 D6 77 66 07 05 00 88 70 05 00 00 00 15 00 - O…wf…p…
0060 - 32 07 91 7C 0B 00 00 00 98 08 15 00 00 00 15 00 - 2…|…

As i said before it works fine with games and films, just not data?? Ive also tried new firmware with no joy.

I’m having problems with this burner, i have updated the firmware to 103c which i downloaded from the DELL website. Whenever i burn a dvd with my laptop it only plays on certain dvd players at home but it doesn’t on others. DVDs i burn with this burner also wont playback on my laptop. I don’t really know alot about firmware and flashing but I’m using nerovision express 3 to burn movies from avi to dvd. I’m pretty sure its down to the burner as ps2 game backups never work even with the use of different media but they work fine if i use my desktop pc to burn them.