My LG GWA 4164 has been burning rings in my dvd’s at 4x write speed lately (14 dvd’s and counting - toast!) I’m using firmware D108 on a Dell 5150. I’ve been reading lots about people upgrading the firmware with no solution.
Oh, I’m using DVD shrink to an image then burning with Nero 7 .
The problem is that when I insert a Fujifilm 8x disc, it only gives me the option of 4x and sometimes the 8x and 4x option is there if i eject and reinstert a few times, at which I select the 8x burn because it will work. But when the 4x option is the only option available I get those annoying bad sector rings (bad TOASTED - DVD).
I’ve tried Sony 16x made in japan discs and most of the time the full options are there 16x 12x 8x 4x. Even those discs occasionally give an option of 4x but if I eject and put it back in I will sometimes get the 16x option back. With the options available I can successfully burn at 16x although I dare not try 4x. So far when 4x is the only option available I’ve destroyed the dvd’s.
What i’ve noticed is the only time the full write options are given is when i insert the DVD and you can hear the drive spool up, if it doesn’t I’m only going to get the 4x option which I know destroys my dvd - gives me a bad burn.
Is it my drive? I’ve noticed a lot of people having similar problems with the same drive. DMA is enabled.