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    Hi, Searched and didn't find what I was looking for...

    I have an HP 300c dvd burner. It has always worked fine and still currently burns dvd's just fine (if i can find a source one it will read). My major problem is that I can't get it to recognize any newer dvd discs. I can put an older dvd, or burned dvd in and it reads it right away. It used to read everything I threw in there and I reformatted my computer now its being ridiculously picky.

    Example...

    It will read varsity blues, ace ventura, predator immediately

    but

    The Punisher, Dodgeball, Anchorman it won't read. And probably 14/20 of my roommates collection it won't read.

    Is there a software issue that possible here or did this burner bite the dust?


    It is set to region 1 so you can eliminate that idea.


    It may be an old burner, but it probably has only burned <50 discs in its lifetime and has had relatively little use. Lets here what y'all experts think about it.

    Thanks
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    As old as the drive is the laser could just be dying a slow death.
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    yeah I figured...I'm most likely going to buy a new pioneer anyway cause burners are so cheap nowadays but I was hoping I could maybe keep this puppy going for awhile longer


    Any other ideas?
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    Burn laser is dead. Been there, done that.
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    Originally Posted by kpaxfaq
    yeah I figured...I'm most likely going to buy a new pioneer anyway cause burners are so cheap nowadays but I was hoping I could maybe keep this puppy going for awhile longer


    Any other ideas?
    Just keep it for ripping discs that can be read or use it to burn cd-r's only.
    Make sure the drive is in DMA MODE and not PIO MODE.
    Here's a guide on setting to DMA MODE:

    http://www.cdrlabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7625

    http://www.cdrlabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6645
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    yeah its in DMA
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    Welp I said F-it and went out to walmart and bought a lighton 20x dvd-r for 44 bucks. Backing up a dvd as we speak, we'll see how this baby runs.
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