Sony Dw-Q58A Problems

vbimport

#1

I Have compaq presario 2566AP laptop with this burner

problem is that when i burn to my DVD-R’s (Movies) they seem not to work on ne dvd players or the laptop dvd itself

i updated the firmware to urs2 r something like that.and it stills has trouble

the CD’s i burnt into are Riteks…

i burnt a MOVIE to a dvd-rw and the cd worked fine

not sure if Laptop dvd burners are fussy on certain cds or just thats how they are

yiur heko is greatly aprecited!!


#2

Try different media…you say you’re using Ritek, and you keep saying CD - do you mean DVD? Ritek DVD media quality is very questionable at the moment.

You say a copy to DVD-RW worked fine, what brand is the RW disc?

Try popping the RW disc, and one of the Riteks, into DVDIdentifier, and post the Media ID for us.

:slight_smile:


#3

the dvd/rw is a TDK

and my dvd-r i burning to is ritek x8

i just done one now…it plays up to about 2:48 2minuites and 48 seconds and thr movie freezes…

not sure wat it is…

i tryed the burner on a ineternal lap and a external usb conecter thingo

same on both

also tryed the burner on a different lappy and done same thing


#4

So, it plays fine on the TDK -RW, but freezes on the Ritek -/+Rs…certainly sounds like a media problem.

Just to rule it out, check your DMA is enabled (this thread shows how to check it).

I still say try better media, though - Verbatim, Taiyo Yuden, or indeed TDK are all very good.

:slight_smile:


#5

i have got Dma ENABLED

im guessing its the DVD’s im using

i think if i use better quality DVDs i fink it will solve the problem

cause i use riteks on my other PC (not laptop) on the pioneer 110 burner and they work fine

so im guesssing laptop burners are more fussy on wat media u use


#6

Excellent idea, you got it spot on :slight_smile:

As mentioned above - Taiyo Yuden-made media (available online as Plextor etc, and unbranded), and Verbatim - you can’t go wrong with those generally. :slight_smile:

Oh, and I find Pioneers (and LiteOns) to be very forgiving burners, so they probably tolerate mediocre media better.


#7

ok cool thanks for ya help

so would it benificial for me to get the latest firmware the usy3 or something

??

i wa scared that my i thiught my burner had stuffed up…but now to think of it…its the cheap dvd media causing the prboblem’

thanks


#8

As long as you know it’s the right firmware for your drive, flashing with the latest could be a good idea.

Just make sure you have no media in the drive when you flash, and that the power isn’t interrupted. I usually flash in Safe Mode, to reduce the amount of programs running while I’m flashing.

:slight_smile:


#9

I have that drive and it seems to burn +R discs better than -R. Try using Booktype Tool posted in Tools stickey using +R discs. Set booktype to DVD-ROM and see if that helps. If you use the tool you will have to run it every time after restarting your laptop. Read the info on it.


#10

I am having serious issues with this drive. I have edited the upper and lower filters in the registry and installed the latested firmware, but I still have a problem. The drive will run DVD’s but not CD’s. Also the LED, which used to flash yellow, now flashes orange. I know this is a common problem, but haven’t found a solution yet. Can anyone help???


#11

Welcome to CDF’s:

There’s 2 lasers inside. One for DVD and one for CD. Could be your CD laser is shot.

The thing with the LED is that you are using Lite-On firmware (orange) and was using Sony firmware (green).

Is it still under warrenty?


#12

Interesting statement for a slimdrive. Any link to back that up. :slight_smile:

AFAIK slimdrives only have “one” laser, assembled in optical pick-up head with only a single objective lens. (Only laser power has to be changed to apply for burning CD’s or DVD’s.)
But then, what do I know… :smiley:

Sorry [I]nelly1923[/I] not being of any help. :sad:


#13

I’ll dig up something if you can backup your statement :bigsmile:

I just thought they had 2 lasers.

Anywho nelly1923 i guess you could flash back to Sony firmware and see if that helps. If it is under warranty then you will need to anyway or should i’d say.


#14

[I]Sorry for this off topic. :sad: [/I]

A while ago I was searching for some info at TSS page and run over this. Not too technical but gives enough substance. :cool:


#15

Off topic:

Maybe you gave me wrong link :confused:

Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology Releases
the World’s First Slim HD DVD Read Drive for Notebook PCs

This is for a Toshiba HD DVD drive not a Sony Q58A.


#16

All this off topic

Not a wrong link, that was done deliberately. :bigsmile:
Now you tell me in what aspects Sony differs…
(i.e. your turn to deliver facts, links, aso.) :smiley:


#17

:bigsmile: I have none. I thought maybe you were on to something :o