Write protection (Sony DW-Q58A)

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i have a problem, to sum this may seem like a usless quastion but here it goes, and pleas forgive me if it is some thing silly.

i have a sony dvd dw-q58a writer.

i am trying to write a image on to a DL disk.

this is the log i have received from the out come.

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I 15:56:39 ImgBurn Version 2.4.2.0 started!
I 15:56:39 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)
I 15:56:39 Total Physical Memory: 1,038,768 KB - Available: 636,364 KB
I 15:56:39 Initialising SPTI…
I 15:56:39 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 15:56:39 Found 1 DVD-ROM and 1 DVD±RW!
I 15:57:39 Operation Started!
I 15:57:39 Source File: C:\Documents and Settings\ETOS\My Documents\Downloads\Mitsubishi Multi Entertainment System M01\N899K05311-U.mds
I 15:57:39 Source File Sectors: 3,007,424 (MODE1/2048)
I 15:57:39 Source File Size: 6,159,204,352 bytes
I 15:57:39 Source File Volume Identifier: N899K05311-U
I 15:57:39 Source File Application Identifier: Session Offset : 0 VTC Sector Offset: 0
I 15:57:39 Source File Implementation Identifier: Smart Storage, Inc.
I 15:57:39 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, Joliet, UDF (1.02)
I 15:57:39 Destination Device: [0:1:0] SONY DVD RW DW-Q58A UFY1 (D:) (ATA)
I 15:57:39 Destination Media Type: DVD+R DL (Disc ID: RICOHJPN-D01-67) (Speeds: 2.4x)
I 15:57:39 Destination Media Sectors: 4,173,824
I 15:57:39 Write Mode: DVD
I 15:57:39 Write Type: DAO
I 15:57:39 Write Speed: 2.4x
I 15:57:39 Link Size: Auto
I 15:57:39 Test Mode: No
I 15:57:39 OPC: No
I 15:57:39 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 15:57:39 Optimal L0 Data Zone Capacity: 2,039,451
I 15:57:39 Optimal L0 Data Zone Method: Copied From Original Disc
W 15:57:42 Failed to set L0 Data Zone Capacity!
W 15:57:42 Reason: Write Protected
I 15:57:42 Filling Buffer… (40 MB)
I 15:57:44 Writing LeadIn…
W 15:57:44 Failed to Write Sectors 0 - 31 - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:57:44 Retrying (1 of 20)…
W 15:57:44 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:57:44 Retrying (2 of 20)…
W 15:57:44 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:57:44 Retrying (3 of 20)…
W 15:57:44 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:57:44 Retrying (4 of 20)…
W 15:57:44 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:57:44 Retrying (5 of 20)…
W 15:57:44 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:57:44 Retrying (6 of 20)…
W 15:57:44 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:57:44 Retrying (7 of 20)…
W 15:57:44 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:57:44 Retrying (8 of 20)…
W 15:57:44 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:57:44 Retrying (9 of 20)…
W 15:57:44 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:57:44 Retrying (10 of 20)…
W 15:57:44 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:57:44 Retrying (11 of 20)…
W 15:57:44 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:57:44 Retrying (12 of 20)…
W 15:57:44 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:57:44 Retrying (13 of 20)…
W 15:57:44 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:57:44 Retrying (14 of 20)…
W 15:57:44 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:57:44 Retrying (15 of 20)…
W 15:57:44 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:57:44 Retrying (16 of 20)…
W 15:57:44 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:57:44 Retrying (17 of 20)…
W 15:57:44 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:57:44 Retrying (18 of 20)…
W 15:57:44 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:57:44 Retrying (19 of 20)…
W 15:57:44 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:57:44 Retrying (20 of 20)…
W 15:57:44 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
E 15:57:47 Failed to Write Sectors 0 - 31 - Reason: Write Protected
I 15:57:47 Synchronising Cache…
I 15:57:50 Closing Track…
I 15:57:51 Finalising Disc…
E 15:57:52 Failed to Write Image!
E 15:57:52 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:00:13
I 15:57:52 Average Write Rate: N/A - Maximum Write Rate: N/A
I 15:59:06 Operation Started!
I 15:59:06 Source File: C:\Documents and Settings\ETOS\My Documents\Downloads\Mitsubishi Multi Entertainment System M01\N899K05311-U.mds
I 15:59:06 Source File Sectors: 3,007,424 (MODE1/2048)
I 15:59:06 Source File Size: 6,159,204,352 bytes
I 15:59:06 Source File Volume Identifier: N899K05311-U
I 15:59:06 Source File Application Identifier: Session Offset : 0 VTC Sector Offset: 0
I 15:59:06 Source File Implementation Identifier: Smart Storage, Inc.
I 15:59:06 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, Joliet, UDF (1.02)
I 15:59:06 Destination Device: [0:1:0] SONY DVD RW DW-Q58A UFY1 (D:) (ATA)
I 15:59:06 Destination Media Type: DVD+R DL (Disc ID: RICOHJPN-D01-67) (Speeds: 2.4x)
I 15:59:06 Destination Media Sectors: 4,173,824
I 15:59:06 Write Mode: DVD
I 15:59:06 Write Type: DAO
I 15:59:06 Write Speed: 2.4x
I 15:59:06 Link Size: Auto
I 15:59:06 Test Mode: No
I 15:59:06 OPC: No
I 15:59:06 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 15:59:06 Optimal L0 Data Zone Capacity: 2,039,451
I 15:59:06 Optimal L0 Data Zone Method: Copied From Original Disc
W 15:59:08 Failed to set L0 Data Zone Capacity!
W 15:59:08 Reason: Write Protected
I 15:59:08 Filling Buffer… (40 MB)
I 15:59:08 Writing LeadIn…
W 15:59:08 Failed to Write Sectors 0 - 31 - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:59:08 Retrying (1 of 20)…
W 15:59:08 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:59:08 Retrying (2 of 20)…
W 15:59:08 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:59:08 Retrying (3 of 20)…
W 15:59:08 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:59:08 Retrying (4 of 20)…
W 15:59:08 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:59:08 Retrying (5 of 20)…
W 15:59:08 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:59:08 Retrying (6 of 20)…
W 15:59:08 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:59:08 Retrying (7 of 20)…
W 15:59:08 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:59:08 Retrying (8 of 20)…
W 15:59:08 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:59:08 Retrying (9 of 20)…
W 15:59:08 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:59:08 Retrying (10 of 20)…
W 15:59:08 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:59:08 Retrying (11 of 20)…
W 15:59:08 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:59:08 Retrying (12 of 20)…
W 15:59:08 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:59:08 Retrying (13 of 20)…
W 15:59:08 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:59:08 Retrying (14 of 20)…
W 15:59:08 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:59:08 Retrying (15 of 20)…
W 15:59:08 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:59:08 Retrying (16 of 20)…
W 15:59:09 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:59:09 Retrying (17 of 20)…
W 15:59:09 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:59:09 Retrying (18 of 20)…
W 15:59:09 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:59:09 Retrying (19 of 20)…
W 15:59:09 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
W 15:59:09 Retrying (20 of 20)…
W 15:59:09 Retry Failed - Reason: Write Protected
E 15:59:11 Failed to Write Sectors 0 - 31 - Reason: Write Protected
I 15:59:11 Synchronising Cache…
I 15:59:13 Closing Track…
I 15:59:14 Finalising Disc…
E 15:59:15 Failed to Write Image!
E 15:59:15 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:00:09
I 15:59:15 Average Write Rate: N/A - Maximum Write Rate: N/A
I 15:59:30 Close Request Acknowledged
I 15:59:30 Closing Down…
I 15:59:30 Shutting down SPTI…
I 15:59:30 ImgBurn closed!


as you can see there is some sort of write protection

please can some one help

Sounds more as your writer doesn’t like that brand of media.

As suggested by cynthia_old it looks like the drive doesn’t like the RICOHJPN-D01-67.
Even some crossflashing to SOSW-833S (if possible at all with your UFY1 Firmware) might be not a solution for that media.

Related threads:
http://club.cdfreaks.com/f44/dw-q58a-not-burning-what-am-i-missing-178484/
http://forum.rpc1.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=39583&p=192470

Looks to me like you are trying to copy a disc with protection on it or else you download something that was protected

I 15:57:39 Source File: C:\Documents and Settings\ETOS\My Documents\Downloads\Mitsubishi Multi Entertainment System M01\N899K05311-U.mds

Looks like a protected download file

mds is alcohol 120% file, Try to burn with a trial copy of Alcohol 120%

[QUOTE=GoldStar611;2210782]mds is alcohol 120% file, Try to burn with a trial copy of Alcohol 120%[/QUOTE]When creating an image of a DL DVD with ImgBurn you also get an mds (+iso) file.

P.S.: assumed an image was created with Alcohol it should be no problem to burn it with ImgBurn.

I don’t think it has to do with a protected file… I have tried several different programs even ones that suppose to remove protection, etc. I keep getting the SAME error… the DL is ‘Write Protected’… so it seems the drive is rejecting the disc completely! See this thread below for more info… DVD R DL won’t start burning (Sony DW-Q58A)