I have burned 2 successful copies of 2 different Acura Navi discs without wasting multiple DVD’s. After searching numerous blog sites for “How to burn, backup and copy” these types of discs. I’ve found this site the most useful. HOWEVER, I have followed NONE of the information I have found here and have had instant success!
First, let me begin with my PC. I am using a 2-3 year old HP Pavillion Laptop running Vista with the original DVD multi-recorder drive and the original, Roxio Creator Basic version 9, that came installed in the unit (I made NO changes to the software options for burning).
I have a 2003 TL and it came with the 2.05B version (2002 single layer DVD) black Navi disc. I copied this disc by opening Roxio Creator Basic version 9 > selecting Data > Copy Disc onto a Memorex LightScribe DVD+R. I know Roxio says the Copy Disc is for “non copy-protected media”, but it gave not one single error throughout the entire process (guess it’s not protected). After the 1st burn completed, I tried it in my car and it worked as if it were an original. I even did a LightSribe image label on the disc and it still works!
Next, I obtained the 2.70A Version (2009 double layer DVD) black Navi disc from a person I just happened to be talking with who had just brought the disc for $200 usd. I didn’t have enough time to attempt a DVD burn, besides I didn’t have any blanks that could support 6.8GB of data at the time. So I copied the copied & pasted the disc contents onto my external hard drive. Opened Roxio Creator Basic version 9 > selected Data > Data Disc and added only the files & folders I had previously saved and burned it onto a Verbatim DVD+R DL disc from a 5-pack ($17). I tried it in my car…the screen system updated…the screen blacked out…the disc worked, the first time!! All the updated streets and cities I wanted were there, THE FIRST TIME!!! And it only took about 40 mintues total for both discs! I suggest that everyone try this method. I didn’t even try the DVD Decryptor, Nero software and ISO image burning that others advised. And if anyone is having a hard time finding the software, here is a little secret…try a FedEx Office store. Many of these stores have computers that have this exact software for public usage.
Good Luck everyone.