More btc 1004 problems

Hi guys,I’m having this weird problem with the btc dvd 1004…
It has been working wonderfully until two days ago,I tried to use the dvd+ rw that comes with the bundle,and it didn’t work,
Now the dvd writer won’t recognize dvds when I try to burn one,it only recognizes cds,so I can’t write any dvd,just cds.
I’ve tried everything,from upgrading the firmware to reinstall hardware and software…
Anyone had the same problem or know how to solve it?
Thanx

What firmware version did you use when burning/erasing the DVD+RW media? You should get in contact with Marco as you might have ruined the laser in the drive (due to a bug in early firmwares).

The BTC 1004 is junk. It writes to about 1% of the media out there and its been known to break. Mine would crash my computer and burn nothing but 1/2 way coasters with the Newest firmware. I returned it and bought a sony 510A and i have burnt about 10 disks with 100% reliability and compatibility with Media from Maxell, Sony, and Fuji. You know its the drive when under the exact same circumstance the sony fires up without a hitch. I didnt format of change a think other than my burner.

Brand name: CompUSA
Media type: DVD-R
Firmware used: V0047 and lower
Burn software used: Nero 6.0.0.23
Write contents: movie and file backups
Number of media tried: 12
Burn result: 9 OK
Verification result: 5 OK
Verification program: DVD Player and Nero Verify media

Note: as you can see this media does not work well with the DVD burner.

  • The burning at 1x speed was supported by the drive prior to V0047 (2x was correctly not available)
  • In 75% of cases the Nero “verify media” option doesn’t discover any problems
  • In the case of DVD movie content, the discs are playable in approximately 50% of cases. The 5+ second freezing typically occurs towards the end of the movie. The DVD players this was verified on: Cyberhome CH-DVD500, Apex 3201, LiteON LVD-2001. All DVD players exhibited the same problem. Burning the same content onto DVD+R:RICOHJPN-R01-002 does not exhibit any of the aforementioned problems on the Apex or LiteOn DVD player (Cyberhome does not play that +R at all, which is a Cyberhome problem).
  • The new V0047 firmware creates an additional issue in Nero. It does not allow for 1x burning, which causes 50% failure rate (in the Nero verify media phase). It defaults to 2x only. Please note that the DVD-R is sold as 1x writing speed only (although DVD Identifier also shows 2x).

Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD-R:OPTODISCK001]

Disc Type : [DVD-R]
Manufacturer ID : [OPTODISCK001]
Disc Application Code : [Unrestricted Use : Consumer Purpose]
Recording Speeds : [1x - (2x)]
Blank Disc Capacity : [2,298,496 Sectors = 4,489.3 MB = 4.38 GB]

[DVD Identifier - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com]

** INFO : Hex Dump Of ‘Media Code’-Block Listed Below
** INFO : 4-Byte Header Preceding ‘Media Code’-Block Discarded
** INFO : Format 0Eh - Pre-Recorded Information In Lead-In
0000 : 01 40 c1 fd 9e d8 50 00 02 7a 0d 11 88 88 70 00 .@…P…z…p.
0010 : 03 4f 50 54 4f 44 49 00 04 53 43 4b 30 30 31 00 .OPTODI…SCK001.
0020 : 05 88 80 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0030 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0040 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0050 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0060 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 35 45 00 00 00 00 …5E…
0070 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0080 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0090 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00a0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00b0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00c0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00d0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00e0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00f0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

Originally posted by muzikbear
Hi guys,I’m having this weird problem with the btc dvd 1004…
It has been working wonderfully until two days ago,I tried to use the dvd+ rw that comes with the bundle,and it didn’t work,
Now the dvd writer won’t recognize dvds when I try to burn one,it only recognizes cds,so I can’t write any dvd,just cds.
I’ve tried everything,from upgrading the firmware to reinstall hardware and software…
Anyone had the same problem or know how to solve it?
Thanx

The same problem here since today, Marco have you any idea how to fix this problem. Till today it was a fine burner. I’have burned a DVD+R works fine, but after this one the BTC doesn’t accept any DVD’s. CD’s are no problem.