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spandey 01-13-2011 09:01 AM

DVD Writer won't burn DVD's
I am using Ubuntu 10.10 and have sony DVD Writer VRU-200A. It reads both CD's and DVD's without problem. It burns CD's but won't burn DVD's.

Here is my scanbus output:
spandey@spandey-desktop:~$ sudo cdrecord -scanbus
0,0,0 0) *
0,1,0 1) 'SONY ' 'DVD RW DRU-V200A' '1.60' Removable CD-ROM
0,2,0 2) *
0,3,0 3) *
0,4,0 4) *
0,5,0 5) *
0,6,0 6) *
0,7,0 7) *

Here is my prcap output:

spandey@spandey-desktop:~$ sudo cdrecord -prcap
[sudo] password for spandey:
Device was not specified. Trying to find an appropriate drive...
Detected CD-R drive: /dev/cdrw
Using /dev/cdrom of unknown capabilities
Device type : Removable CD-ROM
Version : 5
Response Format: 2
Capabilities :
Vendor_info : 'SONY '
Identification : 'DVD RW DRU-V200A'
Revision : '1.60'
Device seems to be: Generic mmc2 DVD-R/DVD-RW.

Drive capabilities, per MMC-3 page 2A:

Does read CD-R media
Does write CD-R media
Does read CD-RW media
Does write CD-RW media
Does read DVD-ROM media
Does read DVD-R media
Does write DVD-R media
Does read DVD-RAM media
Does write DVD-RAM media
Does support test writing

Does read Mode 2 Form 1 blocks
Does read Mode 2 Form 2 blocks
Does read digital audio blocks
Does restart non-streamed digital audio reads accurately
Does support Buffer-Underrun-Free recording
Does read multi-session CDs
Does read fixed-packet CD media using Method 2
Does not read CD bar code
Does read R-W subcode information
Does not return R-W subcode de-interleaved and error-corrected
Does read raw P-W subcode data from lead in
Does return CD media catalog number
Does return CD ISRC information
Does support C2 error pointers
Does not deliver composite A/V data

Does not play audio CDs

Loading mechanism type: tray
Does support ejection of CD via START/STOP command
Does not lock media on power up via prevent jumper
Does allow media to be locked in the drive via PREVENT/ALLOW command
Is not currently in a media-locked state
Does not support changing side of disk
Does not have load-empty-slot-in-changer feature
Does not support Individual Disk Present feature

Maximum read speed: 8467 kB/s (CD 48x, DVD 6x)
Current read speed: 8467 kB/s (CD 48x, DVD 6x)
Maximum write speed: 8467 kB/s (CD 48x, DVD 6x)
Current write speed: 8467 kB/s (CD 48x, DVD 6x)
Rotational control selected: CLV/PCAV
Buffer size in KB: 2048
Copy management revision supported: 1
Number of supported write speeds: 6
Write speed # 0: 8467 kB/s CAV (CD 48x, DVD 6x)
Write speed # 1: 7056 kB/s CAV (CD 40x, DVD 5x)
Write speed # 2: 5645 kB/s CAV (CD 32x, DVD 4x)
Write speed # 3: 4234 kB/s CAV (CD 24x, DVD 3x)
Write speed # 4: 2822 kB/s CLV/PCAV (CD 16x, DVD 2x)
Write speed # 5: 1411 kB/s CLV/PCAV (CD 8x, DVD 1x)

Supported CD-RW media types according to MMC-4 feature 0x37:
Does write multi speed CD-RW media
Does write high speed CD-RW media
Does write ultra high speed CD-RW media
Does write ultra high speed+ CD-RW media

What can be the problem?

amani 01-13-2011 09:15 AM

what happens with k3b?

frieza 01-13-2011 09:22 AM

did you buy DVD+R media?

spandey 01-13-2011 10:20 AM

Sorry I lost the logs. Now it won't even recognise Blank DVD-R's. When I insert it just makes sound as-if balancing/adjusting it. And it keeps balancing it.

H_TeXMeX_H 01-13-2011 12:35 PM

How old is this drive ? I had a drive do this, and then it lots features until it no longer worked. First it started by being picky with respect to media.

frieza 01-13-2011 02:24 PM

yeah could be the laser for burning dvds is burned out, i've had something like that happen too

spandey 01-13-2011 07:00 PM

It's about 2.5 years old. You mean there are different lasers CD and DVD writing?

frieza 01-13-2011 10:25 PM

not 100% sure but i believe so as they are different frequencies or different power output or something like that, however according to wikipedia the lifespan of a dvd recorder laser diode is about 2 years

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