I have been having problems recently with this drive. I updated firmware from original 1.5 to 1.6 and now its worse.
My brother just burned one with his Pioneer (dont know model#) using the same Memorex DVD+R DL media I have made 6 consecutive coasters out of and I popped it in my drive and AnyDVD gave me this error.
Failed to read DVD!
This could have several reasons:
- DVD Media is dirty, you can try to clean it.
- DVD Media is damaged, you have to replace it.
- Your drive is a region locked RPC2 drive, which does not allow reading of scrambled sectors from a different region and you try to read a DVD from a different region. Know drives having this problem are RICOH/PHILIPS DVD Writers and Matshita/Panasonic DVD readers and writers.
- Your drive is an RPC2 drive that has not yet been assigned a region. Try to assign one, or try to find a RPC1 patched firmware at htt[://www.rpc1.com
Should I buy another drive and forget about this one, It is weird because for a couple of months I have been using it with the same Memorex media and some Genric media fine. It all started when I picked up this 50 pack of Memorex DVD+R DL media. What to do?