Burner wont read dvd r

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#1

hello i have a toshiba a10 satellite lappy. It has a sd-r6012 burner in it. I have had it for about two years. About a year and a half ago i purchased a 25 pack of dvd r discs and they worked real well. REcently i purchased a 25 pack of TDK discs and when i put them in the drive it just makes a clicking noise and when i go to my computer and check the d drive it say there is nothing there ( its not reading it). I have purchased another type of dvd r and had the same result. Any advice would be much appreciated.
thanks
andy


#2

This could be due to your burner’s firmware being too old for the disc’s you have purchased. No write strategy!
Visit the Toshiba site and see if they have a more recent firmware for your machine.
Welcome to the club by the way.


#3

hello thanks for the welcome i have attempted update firmware but i get this message " could not be found this cd drive for this program" any idea what this means? thanks again
andy


#4

one other thing i see have firmware revision # 1334


#5

Please use discinfo and post the fully output here.
http://hijacker.rpc1.org/discinfo/


#6

DISCINFO VERSION : 1.6.1.6
VENDOR : TOSHIBA
MODEL : DVD-ROM SD-R6012
REVISION : 1334
VENDOR SPECIFIC : 05/27/03
LOADING MECHANISM : Tray
SERIAL NUMBER :
NUMBER VOL. LEVELS : 16
BUFFER SIZE : 2048KB
TOSHIBA CODE : LM
TOSHIBA MODEL : Toshiba SD-R 6012
INTERFACE : ATAPI
RPC2 SCHEME : YES
STATUS : Set
USER CHANGES : 4
VENDOR CHANGES : 4
CURRENT REGION : 4
ANALOG AUDIO PLAY : YES
COMPOSITE OUTPUT : NO
DIGITAL PORT-PORT1 : NO
DIGITAL PORT-PORT2 : NO
READ UPC CODE : YES
MULTISESSION READ : YES
MODE 2 FORM 1 : YES
MODE 2 FORM 2 : YES
READ ISRC CODE : YES
READ BAD CODE : NO
BUFFER UNDER-RUN : YES
MT. RAINIER : NO
CAN READ CDR : YES
CAN READ CDRW : YES
CAN READ CDRM2 : YES
CAN WRITE CDR : YES
CAN WRITE CDRW : YES
CAN TEST WRITE : YES
CAN READ DVD-ROM : YES
CAN READ DVD-R : YES
CAN READ DVD-RW : YES
CAN READ DVD-RAM : YES
CAN READ DVD+R : NO
CAN READ DVD+RW : NO
CAN WRITE DVD-R : YES
CAN WRITE DVD-RW : YES
CAN WRITE DVD-RAM : NO
CAN WRITE DVD+R : NO
CAN WRITE DVD+RW : NO
MAX CDR READ SPEED : 24
MAX CDR WRITE SPEED: 16

hello thanks for the reply is this the printout you want to see? One other thing on the disc info page, there is a lock detected??
thanks andy


#7

Good one, but please remove the serial. :wink:


#8

You should/could only flash with x334 rpc-1 if you want.
http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?download_id=750


#9

oops thanks for that


#10

thanks for that so now i download patched x334 rpc1, i have that now in winzip, what do i have to do now?
thanks


#11

any help please??
thanks andy


#12

Instructions:

  1. Make Bootable Floppy Disk
  2. Extract all files of the ZIP file onto Boot Disk
  3. Reboot PC with Boot Disk inserted.
  4. Type
    update.bat <return>
    F/W will now be updated (you may be prompted to insert a disk, any CD will do)
  5. Wait for Flashing to finish.
  6. Reboot PC

[Disclaimer]
Toshiba will not accept responsibility for any damages incurred due to use of this software.
This software is provided “as is” and should be used by technically experienced persons only.


#13

hello thanks but i dont have a drive for a floppy disc, any other options?
thanks
andy