[qanda]This thread is about the LG GCA-4040N. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]OK guys â€“ hereâ€™s my problemâ€¦
I have a really old laptop ~ 6 years old, Windows XP with a Hitachi HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4240N writer (Options did not list this!). Until now all I needed it for was to browse the internet, however I thought it would be a good idea to backup my CDG Karaoke CDâ€™s. So with Nero 9, CloneCD & Power CD+G software at hand, even though copies seem successful, all I end up with is music and no graphics. Iâ€™ve tried ripping them to HD first, then back onto CD â€“ straight CD to CD copies and wasted countless CDâ€™s to no avail!
After looking at Log output in CloneCD found this little beauty â€“ â€œDevice HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4240N doesn't support reading of 96 bytes subchannel data (CD+G)!â€
Browsing through this forum has enlightened me to the delights of subchannel information. However, most of the information and suggestions seems to end around 2002??
The last one I read, said that this was now an old issue, as there where plenty of â€œPatchesâ€ out there â€“ Which I canâ€™t find!!!! Or that new burners are able to read subchannel data.
Not a problem I thought then, I would borrow my brotherâ€™s 1 year old Sony Vio laptop and back them up using his â€“ Again, came across the same issue, same error!!!
OK.., hereâ€™s my dilemmaâ€¦.
Yesâ€¦ Iâ€™m saving for a new laptop â€“ I think thatâ€™s well over due! Butâ€¦.. With the problem still existing on a 1 year old Sony Vio, has again, put the question in my mind â€“ â€œNot all new Burners have the ability to read subchannel dataâ€. HHmmmmmâ€¦..
Then, Iâ€™m thinking should I purchase an external burner, which will mean taking money out of my savings and will I really need this burner when I get my new laptopâ€¦â€¦Which Iâ€™m really loathed to do.
And my question â€“ Is there a way around this â€“ either a firmware upgrade or software to enable this function on my existing burner, without the need for the additional purchase?
You help will be much appreciated,