Blank DVD recognition


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Guest

My DVD drive does not recognize blank DVDs. It plays recorded DVDs. I have a
LITEON DVD-ROM LTD163 [CD-ROM]. The bracketed words are what show up even
though it's a DVD-ROM. The computer is a Medion PC with XP Home.
I did an "uninstall" of the DVD drive and restarted my computer. .Medion
Tech.said this would reinstall the drivers. But still when I insert a bank
DVD disc, I get the message "Please insert a disc in drive (F)". I have tried
a blank 4X DVD+R disc and a blank 8X DVD+R disc but the drive did not
recognize either blank disc as being there... So I am not able to open it
and burn data to it. Medion Tech then said try DVD-R disc - which didn't work
(the drive is supposed to be +R). Any suggestions?
P.S. I do have several burning programs on my computer but I can't get to
point where conflict between them is a problem
 
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Steve Shattuck

My DVD drive does not recognize blank DVDs. It plays recorded DVDs. I have
a
LITEON DVD-ROM LTD163 [CD-ROM]. The bracketed words are what show up even
though it's a DVD-ROM.

I'm confused. Why would a DVD-ROM (read-only memory) recognize blank DVD
media. You need a DVD-RAM or DVD/RW drive for that.
 
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Jim

NV Bob said:
My DVD drive does not recognize blank DVDs. It plays recorded DVDs. I have
a
LITEON DVD-ROM LTD163 [CD-ROM]. The bracketed words are what show up even
though it's a DVD-ROM. The computer is a Medion PC with XP Home.
I did an "uninstall" of the DVD drive and restarted my computer. .Medion
Tech.said this would reinstall the drivers. But still when I insert a bank
DVD disc, I get the message "Please insert a disc in drive (F)". I have
tried
a blank 4X DVD+R disc and a blank 8X DVD+R disc but the drive did not
recognize either blank disc as being there... So I am not able to open it
and burn data to it. Medion Tech then said try DVD-R disc - which didn't
work
(the drive is supposed to be +R). Any suggestions?
P.S. I do have several burning programs on my computer but I can't get to
point where conflict between them is a problem
A DVD-ROM can't write. If the devices plays DVDs, that is all that it is
supposed to do.
Jim
 
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George \(Bindar Dundat\)

This might explain why
http://www.storagereview.com/articles/200109/20010912LTD-163_2.html
Like the others have said, there is no way that will ever write to a blank DVD,
Of course it goes without saying that you should not deal with Medion Tech. If
you purchased it as a burner then return it.
--
George (Bindar Dundat©)
http://dundats.mvps.org
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| My DVD drive does not recognize blank DVDs. It plays recorded DVDs. I have a
| LITEON DVD-ROM LTD163 [CD-ROM]. The bracketed words are what show up even
| though it's a DVD-ROM. The computer is a Medion PC with XP Home.
| I did an "uninstall" of the DVD drive and restarted my computer. .Medion
| Tech.said this would reinstall the drivers. But still when I insert a bank
| DVD disc, I get the message "Please insert a disc in drive (F)". I have tried
| a blank 4X DVD+R disc and a blank 8X DVD+R disc but the drive did not
| recognize either blank disc as being there... So I am not able to open it
| and burn data to it. Medion Tech then said try DVD-R disc - which didn't work
| (the drive is supposed to be +R). Any suggestions?
| P.S. I do have several burning programs on my computer but I can't get to
| point where conflict between them is a problem
 
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Jonny

NV Bob said:
My DVD drive does not recognize blank DVDs. It plays recorded DVDs. I have
a
LITEON DVD-ROM LTD163 [CD-ROM]. The bracketed words are what show up even
though it's a DVD-ROM. The computer is a Medion PC with XP Home.
I did an "uninstall" of the DVD drive and restarted my computer. .Medion
Tech.said this would reinstall the drivers. But still when I insert a bank
DVD disc, I get the message "Please insert a disc in drive (F)". I have
tried
a blank 4X DVD+R disc and a blank 8X DVD+R disc but the drive did not
recognize either blank disc as being there... So I am not able to open it
and burn data to it. Medion Tech then said try DVD-R disc - which didn't
work
(the drive is supposed to be +R). Any suggestions?
P.S. I do have several burning programs on my computer but I can't get to
point where conflict between them is a problem

Yep, LTD163 is definitely a DVD-ROM. That's what various links from Google
indicate. The latter part of your post suggesting tech support help
recognizing blank DVD media is very doubtful in my book. This of course if
you provided said tech support with same information you provide here.
Only a DVD writer with proper burning software will enable recognition of
blank DVD media present. One of which you obviously don't have.
 
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Guest

George (Bindar Dundat) said:
This might explain why
http://www.storagereview.com/articles/200109/20010912LTD-163_2.html
Like the others have said, there is no way that will ever write to a blank DVD,
Of course it goes without saying that you should not deal with Medion Tech. If
you purchased it as a burner then return it.
--
George (Bindar Dundat©)
http://dundats.mvps.org
$Post_Count = $Post_Count +1
..
| My DVD drive does not recognize blank DVDs. It plays recorded DVDs. I have a
| LITEON DVD-ROM LTD163 [CD-ROM]. The bracketed words are what show up even
| though it's a DVD-ROM. The computer is a Medion PC with XP Home.
| I did an "uninstall" of the DVD drive and restarted my computer. .Medion
| Tech.said this would reinstall the drivers. But still when I insert a bank
| DVD disc, I get the message "Please insert a disc in drive (F)". I have tried
| a blank 4X DVD+R disc and a blank 8X DVD+R disc but the drive did not
| recognize either blank disc as being there... So I am not able to open it
| and burn data to it. Medion Tech then said try DVD-R disc - which didn't work
| (the drive is supposed to be +R). Any suggestions?
| P.S. I do have several burning programs on my computer but I can't get to
| point where conflict between them is a problem
 
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Guest

You guys are all probably right. I'm surprised Medion Tech didn't give that
answer since they knew my exact model PC. My latest e-mail to them asks that
question. What threw me a little bit was that they included video editing
software (Cyberlink Power Director and Power VCR video recording) and stated
I could record on CD-RW in digital format.
Thanks
Bob
 

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