HP DVD740b

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#1

I have an HP DVD 740b flashed to an 840b. The problem that I have is burning dvd’s or cd’s. About 6 or 7 minutes into a dvd movie there is a line on the dvd that is visible and the movie is garbled. The same goes fore a cd about 6 or 7 minutes into it. I have tried different types of media, same problem and also tried several different burning programs. Any possiblities of this drive working again?


#2

You could try re-flashing back down to 740b and see if that fixes the problem.


#3

Ok will try.


#4

I tried to reflash back down and get the error message model mismatched. This is using the LG flasher. Any suggestions?


#5

Sorry this is out of my area of expertise, but there are plenty on here who are good at these things so I’ll have to leave it to them.


#6

Ok, will research. Thank you for your time. I got a response from HP saying to uninstall nero and unplug drive for several minutes and then reinstall nero. Might try that also.


#7

Sounds more like an authoring than a burner problem if it’s 6-7 min. on both CD and DVD. You should run some Transfer Rate Tests in Nero CD-DVD Speed to see how your burns read (not play).

If you Search the LG DVD Burner section, you’ll probably find that the HP is a rebadged LG GSA-4166B. Crossflashing to LG firmware is possible.


#8

After I run the drive test, what am I looking for? I tried what HP said, uninstall Nero, defrag drive and disconnect drive. After I reinstalled everything, I tried to burn a copy of a movie and I still have the same problem.


#9

I did get an error that said illegal mode fot this track (056400)


#10

for----typo!!!