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    Aaron_T's Avatar A duck is watching.
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    hey, ive just tried to play a DVD-R disc on my DVD rom drive on my PC and it doesnt recognize the disc at all, this is quite an old drive i know but are there any drivers or anything like that which could enable the drive to play this type of disc.

    at the moment it doesnt play anything other than authentic DVD discs like what ya buy at the shop

    replies would be much appreciated
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    Some older drives can only read -R or +R ... but not both (due to the format wars). No drivers are needed with XP and no drivers will help.
    Last edited by Darth Sushi; 11-22-2005 at 08:26 PM.

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    I had the same problem with an LG DVD ROM. I changed the firmware (unofficial) and then it worked.

    What make and model is your drive?

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    ok the model is

    MATSHITA DVD-ROM SR-8584A
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    well heres a link for firmware http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?download_id=108
    not sure which one you should use, possibly this one
    "e15C is an Ultra-DMA RPC-1 firmware. Most recent and recommanded one is e15C"......As usual with firmware use at own risk ...read before....trying

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    Quote Originally Posted by accat13
    well heres a link for firmware http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?download_id=108
    not sure which one you should use, possibly this one
    "e15C is an Ultra-DMA RPC-1 firmware. Most recent and recommanded one is e15C"......As usual with firmware use at own risk ...read before....trying
    thank you i'll give that a go once i get home
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    ive downloaded the firmware update but the installation looks complicated, or maybe im just reading too much into it, is it just as simple as clicking the executable file?
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