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  1. Member joelson's Avatar
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    Hi ALL!

    I've burned a DVD some years ago. At that time, it played fine on both computer and standalone player.
    I tried to play it by now in computer, and the PC says it's blank!
    It doesn't seem to be scratched. It was stored in a slim case DVD.
    Its media ID is TYG02.
    Is there anything I can do to make it work again?
    Thank you so much!
    Best regards,
    Joelson.
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    open the dvd with isobuster and see if it finds anything.
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    Some years ago means what exactly?

    isobuster is one of your best chances.
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  4. Member joelson's Avatar
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    [_chef_]: more than 3 years. I guess 5 years ago.
    I've tried using Isobuster. It did recognize the DVD, I mean, at least it didn't say that the disc was blank.
    Then, I've run the program, and it tooked about 24 hours to read just 3%! Is that normal?
    I didn't have patience to wait about a month till it (hopefully) finishes; however, if that is normal, then I would wait.
    Thanks for the help!
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    Sorry for the late answer, but better late than never....

    You should try with different drives if possible, some are crap readers and others can read all media like a charm.
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    Later on, I had pacience to wait until Isobuster finishes - and it did, many many days later.
    It recorded some files, but the footages were segmented. Impossible to watch.
    I don't think it's a reader issue, as I've tried many readers.
    It sounds too strange, as the media doesn't seem to me scratched. It had just layed in its case during the whole time.
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    TYG02 is rather infamous in that a lot of low quality media fakes used that code without authorization. You will need to look for a secondary code on the disc itself. See the thread here:
    http://forum.digital-digest.com/f69/how-do-i-know-if-my-taiyo-yuden-tyg02-fake-media-70724.html
    Look for the post from Chewy which has a photo that shows you how to find the secondary code on the disc.
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    Just curious if the DVD still plays completely though on a standalone player.
    There's not much to do but then I can't do much anyway.
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  9. uhmm..what do you mean standalone? Can you be more specific?
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    Not your PC.
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    Originally Posted by boodechan View Post
    uhmm..what do you mean standalone? Can you be more specific?
    I was responding to the original poster who knows what I meant since he used the term in describing his problem .

    However to answer your question, a standalone DVD player is the one you use in you home to play movies on your television. It does not require a computer that's why it can be referred to as a "standalone" as opposed to a DVDROM which reads DVD or DVD Writer which reads and writes DVD all of which are also commonly referred to as DVD drives that require a computer to function. Similar terminology can be applied to Blu-ray devices.
    There's not much to do but then I can't do much anyway.
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    This sounds similar to problems with NEC burners in WinXP and Vista systems discussed at http://club.myce.com/f86/nec-optiarc-dvd-r-reading-problems-209168/. OP profile doesn't show NEC burner, but symptoms seem quite similar including the fact Isobuster reads media Windows doesn't.
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    Maybe the media's dye has faded on something....

    Some DVDs do't after sometime because of this
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