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LG GCC-4320B, difficulty reading CD-Rs

Postby EKM on Sat Apr 05, 2003 11:29 pm

I have a fairly sizable divx collection on varying brands of CD-R, most of which I've watched before on my old drive (sorry, don't know the brand) and not had any problems with.

I got a few out to watch just now, and upon getting error after error in Media Player I ran Nero CD Speed's Scandisc Surface Scan to have a look. About 1/3 of the blocks on the disc were unreadable, which strikes me as quite odd for discs I've used more than once before.

Anyone know why this might be?
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Postby EKM on Sun Apr 06, 2003 5:19 am

Alright, more strangeness: I just watched one of the discs that my drive told me was screwed up on someone else's computer, and it ran perfectly.
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Postby cfitz on Sun Apr 06, 2003 11:07 am

Then it would appear to be an issue with your drive. Three major factors go into determining the quality of a disc: the drive used to burn it, the media itself, and the drive used to read it. I had an old AOpen drive that showed many errors on all my discs. I thought my Yamaha burner was doing a bad job, but then got a LiteOn burner and a LiteOn DVD-ROM, and both of them read the discs with no C2 errors at all.

You might want to upgrade your drive's firmware if it doesn't have the latest:

http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?download_id=251

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Postby EKM on Sun Apr 06, 2003 6:30 pm

For whatever reason the download on that site times out, as does the one from www.cdinfo.com. :/

Anyone know any other sites I might try?

Also: If I were to upgrade the firmware and it didn't solve the problem, at that point should I start packing it up to send off to the manufacturer?
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Postby cfitz on Sun Apr 06, 2003 7:27 pm

The LG sites seem to have been having troubles this weekend. Try again tomorrow:

GCC-4320B102(EW).zip

If the firmware upgrade doesn't fix it, then I would probably want to try the drive in another computer first. If it didn't work there, or if another computer isn't available, then I would pack up the drive.

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