I've been having a problem burning Dual Layer DVDs. I'm now on my third DVD writer (a Philips DL Model 1620K/00) after going through two Emprex models. When trying to burn a DL DVD using Tradata brand disc (Ritek made) each machine has reported a "Hardware Error" during the burning process and after that the drives refuse to read or burn any further discs of any type. The PC and "Disc Info" utlity all report "No media inserted" yet the drive appears to be still functioning. You can insert a blank CD or DVD and it registers as such, yet still reports "No media inserted", even if its a full disc cd/r or shop bought.
Is there any way the DL blank discs could be causing some damage to the laser rendering it unusable for burning after the "error".
Any advice on the best DL discs to use (Seems to be only Traxdata & Verbatim brands around at the moment) or your own experiences with Dual Layers writers would be welcome!
Update: Now of 4th drive ! (same Philips model as above) and on install displays exact above "No media" symptom the first time I try to use it. Won't recognise any type of discs or burn a thing.....now I'm really stuck!!
Seriously thinking of ditching the DL burner type and go back to my old Pioneer 106D...at least that works!