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Aenimal
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the ass-end of space


0 posted 05-12-2005 04:48 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

Just bought a DVD burner(glee), I set it as slave drive. Dvd burner didn't recognize recordable disc but searching tells me a firmware update will fix this problem. To update firmware, manufacturer says to Dvd must be a master, it also says the dvd should have it's own dedicated line.

Why in the hell would the manufacturer not tell you this in the manual? I gladly would have set it up as a master if that was the case. Now I have to go into my box and switch everything around. And why wouldn't firmware work installed on a slave drive? or is that always the case. Arghhhh!


Btw, end result, it still didn't work. The brand of Discs(RiData) is not supported but Ritek is, funny thing, it's the same company. Either this is a flaw on their part or the firmware isn't working properly...


ARGHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!
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1 posted 05-12-2005 05:12 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

sounds like fun stuff SB..
diggin the star wars pics you got going that is just too neat...
I'm no help whatsoever...I'm lucky I can log on to my stinkin computer hehehehehehe
good luck with that...
Aenimal
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2 posted 05-13-2005 01:06 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

thanks oh sweet one, got everything running just that this wonderful spool of discs is, at least for the moment, useless. shrugs, ah well.
Susan Caldwell
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3 posted 05-13-2005 02:33 PM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

huh?

I need Tylenol (seriously something stronger but..well..you know..) just reading that.....

"too bad ignorance isn't painful"
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Michelle_loves_Mike
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4 posted 05-13-2005 06:48 PM       View Profile for Michelle_loves_Mike   Email Michelle_loves_Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michelle_loves_Mike

Sounds like they have it all well thought out, these manufacturing fellas,,,,did you try a hammer?

If home is where the heart is,,,,,I guess the corner bar is where the mind wanders off to

Aenimal
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5 posted 05-14-2005 02:24 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

susan you know what else is good for headaches..grin?

michelle, axe, if i'm going to do it it'll be an axe
Earth Angel
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6 posted 12-28-2005 07:38 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Raph, it really isn't as difficult as you have made it out to be. All you have to do is splice a tri-way adapter and insert it into the modulated modem. That should do the trick! lol

On a more serious note, I'd like to ditto Susan C's reply!

Good luck!

Linda
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7 posted 12-28-2005 10:13 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Well Aenimal, if it's any consolation, I've had to do the same with switching back to Master from Cable Select for firmware upgrades, then switching the jumper back to CS.  But then, I love cracking open computers.  Heck, even since I spent about $300 turning my mom's Compuke Presario 5011r Radio Shack Special into an actual Computer, I still pull off the side panel from time to time just to gaze at the NB fan, aftermarket vid fan, new cpu cooler, and 3 case fans (run by a Vantec 3.5" 4-fan controller).

I just hope that prior to purchasing, you did some extensive research, both from review site articles, review site testrigs, and user reviews.  I've been pricing some myself for my gf, since her Sony cdrw is acting up after a few years of light use.  So far, I'm leaning towards a Lite-On for a temp fix (~20USD) or the Giga-Byte W1632A (~50USD) for a longterm replacement.
Aenimal
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8 posted 01-05-2006 03:13 AM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

Alicat the truth is i like cracking it open from time to time and fixing the problems myself too. just think that manufacturer's and those selling the products should give people a head's up about firmware and other issues they might encounter.

other than the hassles of installing it on a 98SE computer. the LG GSA4163B is a godsend. no coasters, very quiet, and the firmware updates have kept up with the plethora of media products out there.

great dvd and cd drives LG, but horrible customer service in north america, had to go to the australian site for the latest firmware which finally addressed a dvd-rw issue, a can finally drag to disc with dvds..beautiful!!!
 
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