I think this issue may also belong in the Media forum, but I figured Id start here first.
I have an Alpine car stereo, which is very picky about the media it reads and doesnt read. Ive narrowed it down to ALWAYS working with dark-blue dye Imation discs. By now Ive built up quite a collection of blank Imations, so I can burn audio.
Now Im using my new 52X Cendyne (LiteOn) drive to burn. No matter what speed I try (4x all the way to 32x) the burn goes fine, but NOTHING recognizes the disc. Not even the LiteOn drive itself!!! It always comes up as a blank CD. Physically looking at the CD, you can see that something has been burnt to it.
I read a thread that says the LiteOn drives have problems with the dark-blue dye used in the Imation discs, but then I read a thread that says some Imation discs work great.
I have successfully been able to burn to different media, but then again this media doesnt work in my Alpine.
Can anyone confirm dark-blue dye is a problem for the LiteOn drive? I noticed a couple new firmwares out, do they help the issue any?