Toshiba SD 5272 will not burn DVDs

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#1
  1. My DVD drive is a Toshiba SD-R5272. I ran DISKinfo and it says that the device is not locked. (The DISKinfo report is below).

  2. The DVD burner can play DVDs and can write CDs. I have tried to use several programs including 123CopyDVDs, SonicMyDVD, Nero and Roxio. None of them are able to write a DVD. I have tried both Verbatim and Sony DVD+R blanks. CDSpeed always says that the disk is closed.

  3. The DVD burner came as an external drive from Pacific Digital. They told me first to clean the DVD which didn’t fix it.

  4. Then they told me to take the device out of the case and install it internally in my computer order to update the firmware. I did this too but it did not solve the problem.

Here is what DISKinfo reported to me:

DISCINFO VERSION : 1.6.1.6
VENDOR : TOSHIBA
MODEL : ODD-DVD SD-R5272
REVISION : X031
VENDOR SPECIFIC : 05/17/04
LOADING MECHANISM : Tray
SERIAL NUMBER : 462R051762
NUMBER VOL. LEVELS : 16
BUFFER SIZE : 2048KB
TOSHIBA CODE : KQ
TOSHIBA MODEL : Toshiba SD-R 5272
INTERFACE : ATAPI
RPC2 SCHEME : NO
ANALOG AUDIO PLAY : YES
COMPOSITE OUTPUT : NO
DIGITAL PORT-PORT1 : YES
DIGITAL PORT-PORT2 : NO
READ UPC CODE : YES
MULTISESSION READ : YES
MODE 2 FORM 1 : YES
MODE 2 FORM 2 : YES
READ ISRC CODE : YES
READ BAD CODE : NO
BUFFER UNDER-RUN : YES
MT. RAINIER : NO
CAN READ CDR : YES
CAN READ CDRW : YES
CAN READ CDRM2 : YES
CAN WRITE CDR : YES
CAN WRITE CDRW : YES
CAN TEST WRITE : YES
CAN READ DVD-ROM : YES
CAN READ DVD-R : YES
CAN READ DVD-RW : YES
CAN READ DVD-RAM : YES
CAN READ DVD+R : YES
CAN READ DVD+RW : YES
CAN WRITE DVD-R : YES
CAN WRITE DVD-RW : YES
CAN WRITE DVD-RAM : NO
CAN WRITE DVD+R : YES
CAN WRITE DVD+RW : YES
MAX CDR READ SPEED : 40
MAX CDR WRITE SPEED: 32

Any other ideas as to what to do?


#2

You already flashed it with rpc-1 firmware.
What firmware was before that on the drive?


#3

Have you tried DVD-R or DVD-RW?


#4

I don’t recall which firmware came with it. I have not tried DVD-R yet. The reason is that the DVD player connected to my tv does not play -R.


#5

Look at the label on top of the drive. There is a revision printed.


#6

The original firmware was 1031. The firmware patched is 1031 RPC1 firmware dated Feb. 15, 2006.