Burner wont read dvd r

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

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.

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

one other thing i see have firmware revision # 1334

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

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

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

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

oops thanks for that

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

any help please??
thanks andy

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.

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