First off all, I Found this site after searching with Google. I Searched for my problem on this board as well, and there were quite a few possible solutions. After trying all of them, i’m still no step further .
I’ve recently bought a couple of Platinium DVD-R 8X spindle’s with a collegue, the first spindle had no problems at all, about half of the DVD-R’s on the 2nd spindle seemed to be FUBAR. They simple wouldn’t burn.
I Thought, hey this might be an firmware issue (not thinking it actually were the dvd’s being faulty). Since I got my laptop about a year ago, it wouldnt be so bad to update the firmware of the Sony DVD Writer… I THOUGHT ! (And that was WRONG).
I Downloaded the PDS7 firmware, and flashed my writer. Rebooted, and then … I could only do a max speed of 5x !!! What the **** ? That’s no good, so I thought hey ow well, 4X would be good then… No way, after the lead-in, the burning process fails!
Then I tried flashing it to an older version… resulting in a 3X max
After a long time searching I downloaded OmniPatcher and the PFS2 firmware. Editted the PFS2 firmware with OmniPatcher (So I Should be able to burn the dvd’s i use at 8x). Flashed it, but still no progress
All my DVD’s fail, and i’m tired of wasting precious empty dvd’s at this time
Does someone know what I should do? Or is my DVD Burner simply fucked?
I Can try flashing the original PDS3 Firmware again, but that didn’t help the last time i tried!
BTW, the mediacode of the media i’m using: OPTODISCR008.
Bas van der Linden