Why my BenQ writes only CD-R?!

vbimport

#1

Hi! As the topic, my BenQ DW1620 Pro with the lastest firmware B7T9, burns only CD-R and don’t burn any DVD-R +R -RW +RW and CD-RW… :frowning:
To burn my CDs I use Nero 6.3 and I’ve tried Win98 SE and WinXP Pro Service Pack 2 but my Benq doesn’t work and Nero fails the writing at Lead-in procedure telling me: Writing failure or full calibration area…
Help me! Please! :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:


#2

Try suppressing the drive in the Device manager
Shutdown
Disconnect
Retars and Shutdown
Reconnect and restart.

If it still fails then imho it’s a case for RMA.


#3

I’ve tried to do it but the result is the same, drive doesn’t work…
Is there an utility to flash firmware on my benq with linux OS?


#4

Nope but see the “Unofficial BenQ firmware thread” to find the firmware page with DOS flashers and .cvt images for flashing as I assume it may be easier for you to boot some DOS (i think there is IBMs PC-DOS in free out there) than to install some windoze :wink: on a M$-free machine …

For your “CD-R but no DVD-R” writing, it may be a defect of the writer as CD and DVD writing require different laser wavelength and therefore possibly/probably different optics, lenses, angles, etc, so it is perfectly possible one works and the other does not. Maybe try to get some DVD+RW 4x for testing to rule out all possible problems. I havent written DVDs with linux so far, only cds, and am still in testing my drives in Win (to find out whether to return them), but I am sure I will ask you some time later :stuck_out_tongue:

Good luck.