Can anyone help me with this?
I’ve got an external LiteOn LH-20A1P. I’ve not made any new installs or changed any settings etc.
I am using Sonic Record Now V7.21 on a Sony Vaio VGN-B1XP laptop.
For the last 9 months I have been happily burning away, burning both SL and DL discs. Suddenly I can now no longer burn DL discs. Burning SL discs is fine - no problems.
With DL discs, the burning process fails about 45% of the way through. I get the same error message everytime:
[I]Recording errors often occur when the media contains dirt, fingerprints, or scratches.
If you are getting recording errors:
* Try using a new disc. * Try using a different manufacturer's disc. * Ensure the disc is clean before recording: o Remove all fingerprints, dirt, and dust from the shiny side of your disc using a nonabrasive cloth with a mild, nonabrasive soap solution. o Wipe the disc from the center to the edge. o Dry the disc completely.
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Sense: 03 ASC: 0C ASCQ: 00 (Command 2A)
The discs are new, clean and the same ones I’ve been using for the last 9 months. The problem happened halfway through the same pack. I have tried another make of disc and I get the same problem.
I tried to use the burner with another laptop (using Nero as this was the only software that was on it). The disc was written without failing but when I tried to play the resulting DVD in my standalone dvd player the disc kept skipping.
So to summarise, this is a sudden problem, only happens with DL discs, I’ve tried different DL makes with the same result.
Funnily enough, I think the same thing happened to my last external burner - a Freecom (I know, I know…). Same set-up and that suddenly stopped burning DL discs after about 6 months too.
Has this happened to anyone else? I’ve wasted a small fortune on blanks! doh:
Thanks in advance,