Problem with DH20A3P and CDRW

vbimport

#1

hello

i have problem with my Line-On CD/DVD/RW DH20A3P and a Prodisc CD-RW

my DVD drive work fine with writing dvds and cds and reading them

recently i try to write a live-cd on my drive using this Prodisc CD-RW and i was unable to do so

i use nero 7 (i have try another soft with same result) and i cant erase disc, nero try to erase and then give a error “Illegal disc” when i check available capacity i heave ??:??:?? (the disc is empty i am sure)

the interesting is the same Prodisc CD-RW with my old CDRW drive also lite-on and same nero 7 on same PC (config) work fine

what may be problem, any suggestions ?

this is cd-info if this can help …

ero CD-DVD Speed: Disc Info  
 Basic Information   
  Disc type:  CD-RW 
  Manufacturer:  Prodisc 
  MID  97m32s10f 
  Write speeds:  10 X 
  Capacity:  79:59.74 
   703 MB 
 Extended Information   
  Usage  General 
  Disc Status  Empty 
 Raw Data   
 ATIP   

0000 - B3 00 CE 00 61 20 0A 00 4F 3B 4A 00 24 1A D8 00 - ....a...O;J.$...
0010 - 26 B2 4A 00 00 80 80 00                         - &.J.....

#2

have you installed the actual Firmware XY12 or newer?

If not

http://www.liteonit.com/DOWNLOADS/ODD/DH-20A3P/firmware/XY12.zip


#3

no i am with XP5X
updated only once …
is it possible to be incompatable because of firmware:rolleyes:


#4

[QUOTE=en3rgy;2025861]no i am with XP5X
updated only once …
is it possible to be incompatable because of firmware:rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

Yes, it’s possible. Many problems are resolved (and sometimes some other are added :bigsmile:) with firmware upgrades but maybe your problem (if it’s a real problem and not only a your problem) has not been fixed yet, also with the latest firmware.
Have you tried with ImgBurn? I’ve had a similar problem with Nero in the past.


#5

yes i have tried ImgBurn - same - error

Many problems are resolved (and sometimes some other are added :bigsmile:)
that is because i am afraid to update
i guess i must read all LiteOn DH20A3 Test Firmware - Results & Discussion and if XY12 is better - i will try
also this is some shity cdrw 3-4 years old and i have serious doubt about quality

but fact is - old drive recognise speed 2x,4x,8x,10x,12x
and new one DH20A3P don’t - it says only 10x


#6

Try the latest test firmware, XV66. It’s the best firmware for that drive. :wink: