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Philips DvdRW1640 problem

Posted on 2004-10-03
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Hi,

I have recently purchase a Philips DVDR1640 and 4x Memorex Dvd-R media to accompany it. The problem is that I cannot seem to write DVDs.  On my first try, the writer ejected the media at %15 with Burn Failure error, and on the second one, Nero crashed completely. Another interesting problem is that, shouldn't I be able to select the writing speed? The speed available for selection on Nero is only 4x. There is something interesting going on here. Any ideas?
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by:imnajam
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Have you tried using another DVD-R (another writeable CD?) if not than give it a try may be it's due to bad media
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by:Callandor
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Your drive may be faulty.  Can you try a different program, to see if it fails to burn properly and limits your burn speed?  If it fails, you should return the drive.
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Hi onurt,
well the 4x limitation is because the media is limited to 4x. Have you tried to burn something different to test if maybe the dvd files you are trying to burn, one of them might be corrupt. Have you tried cd to cd to see if that works. If thats the way you are trying to burn then check and see if the original dvd has alot of scratches.

Good Luck!
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Make sure your computer meets all the system requirements for your software and close all applications that can be closed, before you burn.  Sometimes, applications like virus scanner will kick in while you're burning and cause hiccups.
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Well I am making another comment on this question but only so you might get an answer but I am not trying to take credit for another experts answer but I saw a similiar question and it's been solved so I wanted to suggest to you to go to http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Desktops/Q_21163060.html#12339083 and review the excepted answer because this might solve your problem also.
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