Can't erase DVD+RW or burn DVD-R on AD-5170A

vbimport

#1

Model: Optiarc AD-5170A
Firmware: Liggy’s AD-5170A Bitsetting Firmware 1.H1 RPC1
OS: Windows XP SP2
Burning Software Used: CD BurnerXP
Disc Used: Moser Baer DVD+RW and DVD-R

I checked that I can change the BookType, but I don’t quite know how I’m supposed to change it… Is there any setting I should change that will enable me to burn DVD-R and erase DVD+RW?? I’m not too sure if there is a DVD-RW, but I haven’t tried…


#2

Booktype can be changed only for +R/+RW media, but for some reason on rewritable discs there is no way to predict if it will work or not. Changing booktype on +RW discs is often failing (I have no idea why).

To exclude a software issue, however, try to do a full erase of rewritable discs with ImgBurn :slight_smile:


#3

i’ve done that before… but doesn’t seem to work… :frowning: any heads up on the DVD-R writing issue??


#4

can someone please help?!?!
I really want to get to write and erase rewritable discs and write to DVD-R cuz being so specific make these shopkeepers angry… And its annoying to go around looking for a DVD+R specifically… Any firmware changes than can be suggested?? Liggy,Dee or anyone for that matter, please help!!


#5

First get better RW media, eg. from Ricoh and Verbatim.

Then use Imgburn and try.


#6

ok… and what about the DVD-R problem?? i get some devPowerCalibrationError with CD BurnerXP


#7

This error most of times is caused by a low quality disc, because the burner is not able to write it even after a lot of attempts.

A better disc like a Verbatim should solve :slight_smile:


#8

hmm… Won’t moser baer or Sony suffice??


#9

Some batches media have a so low quality that the drive is not able to write them at all, causing continuous failing (and coasters :doh:).

It is rather difficult (even if, too bad, still possible) that you can get a bad batch of Verbatim discs. So, using Verbatim media you are safe in most of cases :slight_smile:


#10

but, I mean I’ve tried DVD-R’s over a year, surely they would’ve rectified their problems right… Sorry if I’m going at this over and over again, I want to make sure that nothings wrong with my drive…


#11

Most of times the culprit is the disc, not the drive. No drive can transform a bad disc into a good one.

The drive seems fine based on what you are referring :slight_smile:


#12

hmmm… alright, so I oughta give Verbatim a swing then… The only downside is that Verbatim ain’t available with that ease in India… :frowning:


#13

that’s weird… India is one of the main producers of Verbatim discs :eek:


#14

ok now that makes me feel weird… So what now?? I’ll pick up the usual DVD+R’s tomorrow and then 1 of Verbatim DVD-R… Hopefully it’ll work… Keeping my fingers crossed… :slight_smile: