Sony DVD+-RW DW-D56A Won't Burn Anything



I have a Dell I9300 laptop, XP. My Sony [DW-D56A slim 8x DVD+/-RW]( 9300&servicetag=362VZ71&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=-1&impid=-1) with firmware AO4 (latest I could find) will play CD’s and DVD’s but will not burn onto DVD -R’s. It will burn somethings on CD’s (pictures, word docs). I have searched the forums and have tried some of the ideas but nothing has worked so far. If you have ideas that will help please lay them out in simple terms. Thanks



“A04” doesnt sound like a DELL firmware…


I am having the same problem. I get an error every time I try to burn a disc. I think the “A04” in the original post came from the release title on the current Dell download page for the D56A driver. It states:

“Removable Storage: Sony DW-D56A slim 8x DVD+/-RW, Firmware, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Multi Language, Multi System, v.PDS7 (Win), A04”

Can anybody help?