7170-A and dvd-r problem

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#1

hi falks.
I have a problem with my optiarc dvd burner.
It doesn’t seem to read any dvd-r media (movies etc…) which are read fine in other drives (like nd3550).
I havn’t found any solution here yet - here is a little background on my computer:
I have the latest official firmware 1.02.
windows xp sp2 up-to-date.
eset nod32 2.7.
nvidia gForce 7600 gs 512MB with driver 93.71 (latest).
Core Duo 2 E6400.
2GB 667MHZ RAM.

Will be glad to get some suggestions.

Thanks.


#2

Does the drive read any DVD media at all? Does it read CD media at all?

I’ve had two AD-7173A drives that couldn’t read or recognize any discs at all to begin with, and another 7173 that developed the same problem after 5 months.

The 7173 is the same as the 7170 but with Labelflash support.


#3

hi there.
It read other cd’s with no problem so far.
it just won’t play any dvd-r - movies. I have all codecs installed and have tried more than one software to play the dvd…

Thanks.


#4

Try to see if the -R media are recongized by the drive with nero cd-dvd speed, and as DrageMester said, my first 7173 was DOA, but the second is still alive and screaming at 18x.


#5

hi there.
well, it doesn’t seem to play dvd’s at all…even offical (not burned) dvd’s…though nero infotool recognize the media.
any suggestion from this point?
Thanks.


#6

Try another software, vlc maybe?