Memorex DVD-R's not working

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  1. Livin in a box
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    I've just bought a 50 pack of Memorex DVD-R's (16x) after using primarily Kodak's which were expensive, but they all worked. I've just put Dead Rising on a disc and it doesn't work. The Wii goes to read it, but then it just tells me that it can't read the disc in both the disc channel and Gecko OS. Does anyone else here use them? Any ideas why they don't work? I know someone might say 'Ooh, bad burn', but this being the 3rd disc I've burned (the other 2 were PS2 copies which work perfectly when disc swapped), so it's obviously going well.

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  2. Pete666

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    try burning another game.. that's it.. if it didn't work.. change brand..

    Memorex are not very good for the wii..
     
  3. hatredg0d

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    iv tryed that brand for backups. i couldn't get them to work.
     
  4. Elritha

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    I tried Memorex before, a long time ago. I swiftly changed brand. They're cheap, but crap. [​IMG]
     
  5. Livin in a box
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    Oh God you've got to be joking...
     
  6. Elritha

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    Sometimes updating the firmware on your dvd burner (if there is an update) can help with burning certain brand disks. Though in this case I think it's just the quality of the disks.
     
  7. Livin in a box
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    Ugh, my mum will go mad at me. ¬¬

    They work fine for my PS2, but why not now...
     
  8. Devin

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    I have the same problem. You can fix it by using a backup launcher. [​IMG]
     
  9. Livin in a box
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    I've just used NeoGamma R8 beta 15 and it recognises the game ID as RINE08, but then it says it gets a disc read error (1136), pr it just tells me that it can't be read with error code (1048). Any ideas?
     
  10. Livin in a box
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    I've just tried Twilight Princess after burning it at 2x, tried at disc channel...nope.
    NeoGamma...nope.
    Gecko OS...YES!
    But now, after closing the game and going back, it won't launch it. When I was playing it perfectly fine. It either tells me that there is no DVD inserted, or it tells me all the details then says Disc Read Error.

    FFS.
     
  11. Bladexdsl

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    both kodak and Memorex are a shit brand try using verbatim i never have 1 problem with them.
     
  12. soulx

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    Crap. I have 70 Memorex DVD-R discs that I was planning to use for Wii games. I haven't burned any yet but if their crap, it shouldn't work. [​IMG] Money down the drain.
     
  13. Livin in a box
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    Well all of my Kodak's worked, surprisingly.

    Ugh. If anyone wants 46 Memorex DVD discs for £8 they're yours. ^^
     
  14. BAHIM Z 360

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    From what I checked,The Memorex brand works really good on the PSX and PS2.
     
  15. Livin in a box
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    Well I can get Zelda to work in Gecko if I try loads of times. I'm burning Dead Rising again at 2x and hopefully it'll be the same.
     
  16. xzxero

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    tthis brand works fine with me

    i used a 50 pack in 1 day with no errors
     
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    As I said earlier, you should really update your DVD firmware if you intend to try reburning them again. Some firmware updates helps calibrate the laser more optimally when it's burning data to a dvdr.
     
  19. Pete666

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    so.. good luck with your lens.. memorex are not very good for wii lens..
     
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