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TDG 840G DVD burner.................

by Ari Britt / September 12, 2007 8:13 PM PDT

My burner is very 'selective' about what discs it'll burn to: e.g I purchased some Memorex some months back and it won't burn on them yet it'll burn on some old Maxell I've had for a couple years or more, it'll burn on TDK blanks purchased 2 months ago but won't burn on the 'new' tdk blanks purchased two weeks ago! any suggestions? I use XP as my O>S, this is a 'fairly recent' issue (the past year or so) had no problems before ( that I know of) my computer was built by a friend who does this for a living, he cannot 'figure it out'. it's about 4 years old.

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Isn't that a TDK 840G?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 13, 2007 6:25 AM PDT

Please post a correction if needed. I couldn't find a TDG

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TDK 840G
by Ari Britt / September 13, 2007 7:47 AM PDT
In reply to: Isn't that a TDK 840G?

Yes, it's a TDK not td..............

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If I type that TDK 480G into google.com
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 13, 2007 8:37 AM PDT
In reply to: TDK 840G
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TDK 840G
by Ari Britt / September 13, 2007 7:56 PM PDT

Tried that, problem is still there, I get a message 'error! probably caused by bad media, the latest batch of TDK blanks and the much older Memorex blanks and others not burnable can't ALL be 'bad media' and others from the same manufacturer not be faulty............ there's be a recall (wouldn't there) ?

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Googled for that drive
by lacsr / September 13, 2007 8:37 PM PDT
In reply to: TDK 840G

Found others complaining about the exact same things as you. That drive is fairly old for a DVD drive, as they have matured quickly about the time that drive came out. If you are having issues with it, give it a toss and buy a new drive. There are many available for $50 or so. Check out Newegg.com or your local Brick & Mortar store for sales. Not really worth the headaches of having a bad drive when you can have a new one that can be enjoyable.

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Then it's time to replace it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 13, 2007 11:29 PM PDT
In reply to: TDK 840G

Try a new drive. Some may flail at that idea but these drives only last a few years.

Before anything else, try a CD/DVD lens cleaner and another make of media.

Bob

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TDK 840G
by Ari Britt / September 14, 2007 4:47 AM PDT

tried cleaning the lens, which I oft do, no results: purchased a new (memorex) burner, refused to read anything, message stated something about the dvd's not being the correct region (that's a new one eh what)so if it couldn't read them it couldn't burn them, nor would it burn anything from the hard drive, not only that but when I tried to run the 'set up' c.d a message said I have a newer version of nero, would I uninstall that first, yeah right, not: took it back to the store and got me money back. ho hum. A.B

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When I run into this I....
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 14, 2007 5:27 AM PDT
In reply to: TDK 840G

I uninstall Nero, etc. Delete those Upperfilters, Lowerfilters keys and then install CDBURNERXP to see if that works. If CDBURNERP fails I keep looking for other issues such as that common CD DAEMON (emulator that I've found to cause pain.)

Bob

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TDK 840G Firmware 1.12
by richame / February 19, 2008 10:56 PM PST

I have tried using the link posted in the thread but it appears to have been terminated or removed,it is an old drive but still working well until I added an 8x DL.

Might you have the firmware upgrade (ver 1.12) that you could forward to me?

Greatly appreciate anyones effort who can help me.

Thanks

Rich

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Go back to what worked.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 19, 2008 11:20 PM PST
In reply to: TDK 840G Firmware 1.12

But as you can imagine some can't accept these drives only last a few years.

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Was 1.12 Found?
by dhelsel1 / March 4, 2008 1:55 AM PST
In reply to: TDK 840G Firmware 1.12

If you were able to get a copy of the 1.12 firmware, could you pass a copy to me? I also tried to down load from the TDK site, with no luck. Also tried to call the 800 number on the installation guide and it has been disconnected. This will now become my secondary drive after I purchase a new supported drive.

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TDK link a dead end
by cb_anthony / May 25, 2008 9:10 AM PDT
In reply to: Was 1.12 Found?

I too saw the legacy page on TDK's website. As the link seems to lead to an FTP session to which I have no user/pass, I sought alternatives. According to Aybesea on the DVD CDR Base Forum, the TDK 840 and 840G are rebadges of the plextor 708A. I corroborated this with videohelp.com's drive listing information and came to the conclusion that my 840g is either a Plextor PX-708A or PX-708UF DVD

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TDK 840G DVD Drive
by richame / May 25, 2008 12:13 PM PDT
In reply to: TDK link a dead end

I tried the firmware from Plextor, 708 rev. 1.12. Unfortunately, it did not load, said "Drive not Found". Originally it was an external firewire drive but I took it our and put it in my comp as an AT-IDE drive. Maybe thats the problem. no matter. thanks for the tip.

I did load the last firmware (1.08) from TDK and it does run better than it did before.

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Finally got it to work
by xelanmetallium / January 21, 2010 5:40 AM PST
In reply to: TDK 840G DVD Drive

All you have to do is edit the .ini file appropriately for the plextor install. Of course, this is suggested at your own risk and it will probably void your warranty.

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