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Old April 6th, 2016, 04:48 AM   #1
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Duplicator Problem

I have an Acard 1-7 Duplicator which is about 9 years old & works fine when I use Data-rite DVD-R 4.7gb 16x Full Face Printable, however, I`ve been told that this company has ceased producing these discs!

I have tried using Traxdata 16x & Sony 16x but when I do so the machine throws them out as a fail! They all work fine in one of my PC`s so I`m not suspecting that they are the cause.

I have checked on the Acard site & I have the latest firmware, I have also set the machine to "DAO" not "TAO" and tried various read & burn speeds, still without any success!

So does anyone have any ideas as to how I can fix before I have to shell out for a new one?

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Old April 6th, 2016, 07:13 AM   #2
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Re: Duplicator Problem

Each of of the burners might need a fw update
reset controller to default
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Old April 6th, 2016, 07:49 AM   #3
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You had me worried there Barry, same duplicator probably about the same age, with original drives and with same firmware, the only discs I could get last week were Traxdata 16x - just tested and working fine - Whew!
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Old April 6th, 2016, 12:13 PM   #4
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Re: Duplicator Problem

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Each of of the burners might need a fw update
reset controller to default
I`ve gone through the various menus but can`t find where you can reset to default, any ideas please?
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Old April 6th, 2016, 12:16 PM   #5
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There is no reset, fairly sure we have the same machine.

Correction - Menu 12-10 Resets to Default. (Manual page 83)
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Old April 6th, 2016, 12:20 PM   #6
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Re: Duplicator Problem

There is a 'hidden' menu - Press ESC for 2 seconds, takes you to Menu 12.

(Interesting Fact - 12-16 tells you how many discs burned and how many failures, I never knew that!)
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Old April 6th, 2016, 01:33 PM   #7
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Re: Duplicator Problem

Thanks for trying Dave, although my machine must be slightly different as 12-16 is "Update Firmware" which I tried using a disc I had created a couple of years back when I downloaded a FW update 1.75A which is the latest for this controller, circa 2007. No good though as when I tried test & copy if said source disc fail!
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Old April 8th, 2016, 09:46 AM   #8
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Re: Duplicator Problem

Decided on replacing the unit! Tax deductible etc I had got in contact with Acard in California and he said that he could supply a new controller etc but then I found a company here in the UK who could supply me with a new unit already built with 7 Pioneer drives for 307.00 so that`s what I did. Just tested it using AONE discs & it worked perfectly!

So if anyone needs the old unit (which still works if you can find compatable discs) or to use as spares etc, just get in touch!
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Old April 10th, 2016, 09:05 PM   #9
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Good idea Barry. A clean slate is what you needed.

The problem with an old duplicator is that when you try to fix one small error, all of a sudden you have seven more!
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