Sending back sony dvd rw dw-d22a need help

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#1

I ordered a sony dvd rw dw-d22a drive to back up some dvds and burn audio. I have had the drive for about 3 weeks now and it is very inconsistent. It burns audio cds fine and will play and read all the dvd r media i have tried. The strange part is that it plays certain commercial dvds but others I have no luck with. I have tried to get help on this forum and done some things that were suggested which didnt fix my issues. What do you think is a good drive in the price range of 65 bucks ( what i payed for this sony) and has good updates and service. I was stupid to order a oem version. Or should I not return it? can I flash this drive to make it work right? I really need help


#2

http://www.bananapc.com/products/productInfo.aspx?category_id=1331&product_id=13623&searchString=44121466&Op=2

Send the Sony back (if you can) and get one of those.


#3

Have you tried flashing it to Liteon 1633S BS0S firmware? You can then use the bitsetting feature to set +R media to -ROM? Use LtnFW to backup you firmware first. If it doesn’t help you can always flash it back to the D22A firmware. :wink:


#4

I flashed it to the lite on model you spoke of. Nothing has changed besides the name of my drive lol. Im lost at what to do now? I tried that kprobe2 and it would not load up any disk while in that program. I think I might be sending this drive back. But what should I get?

my system is a amd 64 300

768 mb ram

ati radeon 9600 xt

asus k8n nvidia nforce3 250 motherboard

I just want a dual layer burner to back up some dvds and to have that much space to burn data also.


#5

The drive Two_Degrees suggested is a good choice, for a replacement of a Liteon, as it supports PI/PIF reporting with Nero CD-DVD Speed. :wink:

Check out [thread=118027]this sticky thread[/thread] in the Recording Hardware Forum.


#6

The more I look into these Sony drives the more I’m not liking all the problems, I’m returning my dru-710a. Do yourself a favor and get a real drive like a Plextor or NEC, not another off brand.