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***CENSORED***
10-19-04, 12:15 AM
It only burns at 2x when it should burn at 4x. It is supposed to burn at 2x only if it's burning a DVD-RW. I've been burning DVD-R.

Any solutions?

netviper13
10-19-04, 12:19 AM
Is the media 4x or greater? I know this seems obvious, but if it's only designed for 2x then that's all your burner will probably burn at.

Damn j00 Gib, you beat me by seconds.

***CENSORED***
10-19-04, 07:52 AM
Media's at 4x.

r2d2d3d4d5
10-19-04, 08:35 AM
Maybe your burner doesn't recognise that media at 4x, it might need a firmware upgrade. Have you always burned at 4x on that media?

MUYA
10-19-04, 08:41 AM
yeah that happens I thought I some 8X media (garaunteed by the sales) but, alas only 4X...

sytaylor
10-19-04, 10:24 AM
/me chants firmware, firmware, firmware...

Is it me or is it a bizzare quirk that DVD burners are about the only hardware device absoltuley everyone has to update firmware for out of the box.

stncttr908
10-19-04, 12:17 PM
www.firmware-flash.com

Let it guide you to the light!

***CENSORED***
10-19-04, 06:16 PM
www.firmware-flash.com sends you to qp.org

edit - perhaps this is it now: www.firmware.fr.st/

AthlonXP1800
10-19-04, 06:55 PM
It only burns at 2x when it should burn at 4x. It is supposed to burn at 2x only if it's burning a DVD-RW. I've been burning DVD-R.

Any solutions?

What your DVD burner brand and model?

***CENSORED***
10-29-04, 01:09 AM
Hey guys, I updated the firmware and it burns properly now, thx! :)

bkswaney
10-29-04, 01:55 AM
Mine bloody started just opening and closing the other day.

Even back in dos it opens. I close it and it just opens again.
It will not stay closed.

Any idea's?

rewt
10-29-04, 03:08 AM
Sounds like it's a faulty drive. I had a cd-rom that did that once, so i smashed it and threw it away. lol

Either that or you could have a virus.

einstein_314
10-29-04, 03:08 AM
Mine bloody started just opening and closing the other day.

Even back in dos it opens. I close it and it just opens again.
It will not stay closed.

Any idea's?

lol, that's funny. Maybe it's hungry? You mean it won't stay closed at all? That's kinda weird. By dos, do you mean during boot up? Or do you use dos still? jk



PS. Yay, my 100th post :clap:

bkswaney
10-29-04, 12:49 PM
lol, that's funny. Maybe it's hungry? You mean it won't stay closed at all? That's kinda weird. By dos, do you mean during boot up? Or do you use dos still? jk



PS. Yay, my 100th post :clap:\

Even on bootup it does it.
What really pisses me off is it's a new drive.
About 6 months old. It's my Liteon.
It started this crap after I installed SP2.
But since it does it even on bootup it cannot
be XP.

Bill The Cat
10-31-04, 01:05 AM
Mine bloody started just opening and closing the other day.

Even back in dos it opens. I close it and it just opens again.
It will not stay closed.

Any idea's?

It could also be SubSeven or equivalent. Way back when, we used to drive a guy down the hall crazy by remotely opening and closing his drive.

Doesn't sound like that's it, but it's still a possibility.