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  1. dbminter

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Got my check from Pioneer today!
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    LG wrote me back and said to send it in for a replacement. Unfortunately, I had to write them back because, even though they assigned me a case # for the drive, they didn't provide the address where to send it in to! I don't know if it's the same as last time or not.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Now, this should prove interesting. After a few months on the refurbished, replacement drive LG sent me for my WH16NS60, it stopped writing DVD-R correctly! Using the same image, with discs from the same cake stack, in ImgBurn, with the same external enclosure on the same cable and port, with a fallback NS60 I had, DVD-R burns correctly. So, the problem is the refurbished NS60. So, does LG offer a warranty on refurbished, replacement drives? I wrote them about the issue and we'll see what they say.
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    Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Field in CDB

    The WH14NS40 can write to CD-RW/DVD+-RW just fine. I had a few and it wrote to them without difficulty. I checked the users manual on the LG site and it still says it supports CD-RW/DVD+-RW.
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    Bizarre Error When Copying Just CDI Files

    I would test to make sure those CD-R's you made on a different computer that worked actually boot on a machine. Did you try making a CDI of Sonic Adventures on your own computer and got a failure where it worked on another? Also, I'm not entirely sure what a CDI is. Why you'd get a CDI on one kind of disc and an ISO on another. Could be how the disc is authored. IF you have a case where it works on one computer but not another, it's a combination of media/file contents/drive you're using. If it works on another computer but not on yours, not much you can do other than replace your burner with something else that won't conflict. Plus, it may be a simple case of those discs can't be copied with ImgBurn. For instance, certain PS1 games cannot be copied with ImgBurn even though they can be with Alcohol. Although that's a read issue, not a burn one. And it may be the CDI versus ISO thing. For whatever reason, when read to CDI, they're not read properly. Try copying Sonic Adventures on your own PC and see if you get an ISO. Then try burning that ISO on your own computer. See if ISO works but the CDI is not being read properly. Again, I can't see why one disc reads to CDI while another reads to ISO. ISO is generally not a CD file format that I know of.
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    Bizarre Error When Copying Just CDI Files

    Here's your most likely culprit: I 17:43:51 Destination Media Type: CD-R (Disc ID: 97m26s66f, CMC Magnetics Corp.) Have you tried burning CDI files before to CD-R or is this your first time? Is this the first time you've tried using these CD-R's you used above? CMC Magnetics is the worst manufacturer of optical media out there. More than 50% of the errors we see on this board can be attributed to using CMC media. Most problems magically disappear when CMC is removed from the equation. Before I even opened the log, I put the blame, most likely, on CMC media. If you haven't tried any other CD-R, try finding AZO/DataLife Plus Verbatim CD-R which you'll only find in online stores. NOT the Life Series you find in brick and mortar stores because those ARE CMC. Unfortunately, CMC bought up Verbatim, so there's no guarantee the good stuff is still any good anymore.
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    Getting the most out of a 25gb disc

    There's a difference between 25 GB and 25 Gb. It's confusing, I know, but when they say a disc is 25 GB, they're often saying it's 25 Gb. Bottom line, you get the maximum out of whatever you're allowed to by the software. So, you can try ImgBurn to see if you get more files on a BD-R, but you're most likely capped at 22.3 GB.
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    I/O Error: Write Error

    So, you're saying you used these CMC discs before on a different computer, but on this new laptop, this is the first time you're trying to use these CMC discs? If that's the case, your laptop probably has a different kind of optical disc burner in it than you were using before in the other system. And that different new drive has a conflict using the CMC's. No drive is guaranteed to like any kind of media, even the quality stuff. However, you're better off always using the quality stuff over CMC. CMC's will be unreadable sooner than quality discs like Verbatim DataLife Plus/AZO. Plus there can be compatibility issues trying to play CMC's on players. I would first try to remove the known problematic CMC discs from the equation and try high quality Verbatim DataLife Plus/AZO blanks. Most CMC problems tend to go away when Verbatim is introduced. However, be aware Verbatim also uses CMC for their Life Series discs you find in brick and mortar stores, so stay away from the Life Series. You want the DataLife Plus or the stuff that says it's AZO. And the good Verbatim you can only find in online stores like Amazon.com.
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    I/O Error: Write Error

    Here's your most likely culprit: I 16:16:50 Destination Media Type: CD-R (Disc ID: 97m26s66f, CMC Magnetics Corp.) Don't use CMC Magnetics discs. CMC is the absolute bottom of the barrel optical disc manufacturer. Their media fails more often than it works. Try Verbatim DataLife Plus/AZO CD-R, if you can find it.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Unfortunately, ZA is the only software I've found that successfully blocks outgoing communication, which is what I need for specific reasons. People keep telling me of other software they claim that does it, but when I follow their steps to the letter, it never does what they claim. So, yes, ZA is pretty much the best of only one choice. Couldn't pay me to switch back to Acronis from Reflect. Got tired of YEARS of rescue media from Acronis that would recognize external target drives, but on restores, would conveniently "forget" the external source device was connected, but only AFTER deleting the target partition, rendering your system useless. Actually, you're the one who convinced me to switch to Reflect all those years ago.
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    ImgBurn v2.5.8.0 Released!

    I stopped using ZoneAlarm Free Firewall And AntiVirus years ago abecause it used Kaspersky's AV engine. Maybe I'm being paranoid. Maybe Kaspersky is not a branch of the Russian government. But, I didn't want to roll the dice. Plus, I didn't like how they inserted things into your UEFI partition. I got too damn sick and tired of jumping through hoops figuring out what AV software works and suddenly doesn't work. Like Avast AntiVirus Free. It was working on my old model Dell XPS 8930 but on the newer model 8930, it doesn't. So, I just gave up and stuck with Windows Defender for my AV needs.
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    ImgBurn v2.5.8.0 Released!

    Yeah, Norton is probably flagging the software as a PUP, with Potentially Unwanted Programs. They're not viruses, but lazy and overzealous AV vendors often times flag them as viruses because they're too lazy to do otherwise. 2006 was around the time I gave up on Norton products. As was said, it became entirely bloatware and good luck trying to uninstall what was already installed!
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Now comes the long and laborious process of determining what no longer works on a new PC. For instance, there's a conflict between ZoneAlarm Free Firewall and Macrium Reflect on this Dell XPS 8930 and that has never been present on any PC I've had running ZoneAlarm and Reflect since Reflect 4.x. Nothing that can't be worked around, thankfully, but it's still a pain in the ass.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    So far, it looks like the issue I was having isn't present on this new PC! I won't know for sure until I change the Power settings to not conserve power when the PC is not in use. So, it's actually up for an hour without powering down. But, I was relatively sure it was some kind of hardware error on the old XPS. All the tests I performed indicated that that was most likely the cause.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    The DVI to HDMI adapter worked fine. I've gotten my e-mail and web clients installed, so now I can test the 45 minute to 60 minute window for the previous error on my old XPS. It MIGHT have been caused by AdAware AntiVirus Free. Discovered I can't have it running on this new XPS 8930. When it's installed, accessing partitions on my USB HDD goes all wonky. Reflect just locks up trying to write images to partitions there. Applications won't start when run. Doesn't explain why it WAS working before, though. Just explains I can't use something I used to be able to use. But, nothing new there. Discover every time I get a new PC there's something that won't damn well work anymore. So, I'll just use Windows Defender as my AV app. I'm sick and tired of configuring AV apps only to discover there's SOMETHING wrong with them!

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