Hi all. I'm a total newbie here, so please forgive my ignorance. I didn't want to start a new thread as I've had similar problems to DJcookie, the thread starter - hope you don't mind me jumping in here. I recently purchased a PBDV1640P -R/RW and I've had some problems with it. I've ripped and burned several DVD's successfully, but when I attempt to burn a Data disc, I invariably have crc errors on the disc, rendering some files wholly unplayable. To be honest, when I bought the drive, it was as a bulk storage format - I merely wanted something to free up some space on my HDD, so this was a little disconcerting. However, in the last week or so, the DVD drive has stopped recognising blank discs whatsoever. I thought it might be that I was using cheap media, so I've bought some Ritek media (which I was under the impression would be compatible) but it's still not recognising the disc when I insert it. I have upgraded the firmware to 3.2 as well, but nothing changed. It still reads DVD's, and, annoyingly enough, it still reads all of the data DVD's that I managed to burn while it was working, but I'm at a bit of an impasse here, so I'd really appreciate any help you can give me. As I said, I am a bit green, so I apologise if this question has an obvious answer. Thanks in advance.