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Harr Feb 27, 2005, 03:25am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have a Pioneer DVD-RW (DVR-A08) that I bought about 6 months ago. It has seen some very good use, approx. 50 dvd backup jobs. Now, I don't know if it died, or if I messed it up somehow. It worked fine....then all of a sudden it doesn't read anything. Device manager says it's working fine. When I go into "My Computer" it just shows a drive with a cd over it no matter what's in it. It says to insert a disk whenever I double click it or try "explore" whether there's a disk in it or not. I have disconnected/uninstalled it and re-installed it...no fix. Drivers are up to date and have never been changed. It has power, all the connections are secure/correct. This is really p**sing me off cause it was $150, and of course I didn't fill out the registration form. Any suggestions or advice?

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Steve Vickers Mar 04, 2005, 05:14pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 04, 2005, 05:17pm EST

 
>> Re: Did my DVD burner die?!
I would say so, it is dead, but lets not roll over right away.....Why not go get a dvd/cd cleaner, the laser may be so dirty it just dosnt see any media, much less burn anything. Hey a simple and cheap possible answer, look at the number of DVD's ya burned without a cleaning 50+. You would want one anyway for the future.

http://www.computercleanusa.com/cd.asp

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Harris Walktin Mar 04, 2005, 07:20pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Did my DVD burner die?!
Hmm, well I have the same model, and its about a month old. Its done about 250 dvds sofar. Now I know that burners have a lifetime of 2000 burns. I dought you hit that mark. Warrenty shoiuld be good on it.

- Harris W. -AMD Employee
AMD cannot be held responsible for any damage done to your PC by my advice. My advice is valid.
Harris Walktin Mar 04, 2005, 07:22pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Did my DVD burner die?!
PS. registration card doesnt matter. Its just a form of surveying customers.

- Harris W. -AMD Employee
AMD cannot be held responsible for any damage done to your PC by my advice. My advice is valid.
Area 51 Mar 10, 2005, 03:52pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Did my DVD burner die?!
I have the model down from you A07/107D burner same motherboard and same cpu
I as well am having problems, alot of them, with several of gigabytes boards with nforce3 250
chipset.

My drive fails to execute exe's, crashes when blank discs are inserted, and will lockup or fail to autoplay discs, I am on the phone with Pioneer as I write this message. If I find something out, I will let you know.

If you google "only part of a readprocessmemory or writeprocessmemory request was completed" you will see others with similar model drives & new motherboards having problems.


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