Device Not Ready (medium not detected)

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#1

[qanda]This thread is about the HP DVD740i. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]I get this every time I try to burn a dual layer DVD in imgburn, and I get similar errors in other burning programs.
If I put a DVD+R DL in the drive, “My Computer” doesn’t even recognize that it’s there.

My burner is an HP 740b with the latest firmware. It should burn dual layer DVDs… right?

I’m using Memorex dual layer DVDs.
My regular dvds are also Memorex.
Go RadioShack. :Z

I’ve heard you can crossflash an HP 740 into a 840 or an LG GSA-4166b using the old LG firmware for GSA-4166b 1.01 and earlier. I can’t find it anywhere though. I don’t know if it would even help.
I’m willing to try. It’s cheaper than buying a new burner for 40 or 50 dollars.

:sad:


#2

If you are not using ImgBurn to burn the DL, do so & try Verbatim instead of the “is it dead or is it Memorex”. Also what process did you use to get this to your hard drive. You can also find very good new burners that cost in the low $20s, Google is your friend, Newegg, etc. Is other media recognized in that drive?

http://forum.digital-digest.com/showthread.php?t=86742

http://forum.digital-digest.com/showthread.php?t=86730


#3

[QUOTE=beef barley;2123850]If you are not using ImgBurn to burn the DL, do so & try Verbatim instead of the “is it dead or is it Memorex”. Also what process did you use to get this to your hard drive. You can also find very good new burners that cost in the low $20s, Google is your friend, Newegg, etc. Is other media recognized in that drive?

http://forum.digital-digest.com/showthread.php?t=86742

http://forum.digital-digest.com/showthread.php?t=86730[/QUOTE]

  1. I know how to use ImgBurn, and have been using it.
  2. None of the programs on my computer are recognizing that the DL DVD is even present.
  3. Yes, other media is recognized. I can read/write both CDs and DVDs.

I’ll think about trying Verbatim.