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My too good to be true deal was too good to be true

  1. Aug 7, 2008 #1
    I bought a dvdrw drive from radio shack. They had it in a bin of items they were no longer going to stock. It cost me 10 dollars. I stuck it in my computer and my computer recognized it as a Mad Dog TF-dvdrw tsh652n. It reads cds and dvds just fine, but won't burn either of them and the lightscribe feature doesn't work. I went to Mad Dog's website and apparently they aren't in business anymore because the web site doesn't exist. Any ideas?
     
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  3. Aug 7, 2008 #2

    Evo

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    Buy something that works? :uhh: :smile:
     
  4. Aug 7, 2008 #3

    Math Is Hard

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    Try setting it on fire.
     
  5. Aug 7, 2008 #4

    turbo

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    Try installing updated drivers if you can locate any.
     
  6. Aug 7, 2008 #5

    Borek

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    Heh, WYGIWYPF :devil:
     
  7. Aug 7, 2008 #6
    Thanks everyone. Boy I knew I could count on physicsforums to help me out.
     
  8. Aug 7, 2008 #7

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  9. Aug 7, 2008 #8

    mgb_phys

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    You shouldn't need drivers for an IDE DVd burner (except maybe for the lightscribe)
    Probably a faulty write circuit/laser, still $10 for a DVD-rom isn't bad and if you add a new (working!) writer for $30 you have a great system for making 'backups'.
     
  10. Aug 7, 2008 #9

    DaveC426913

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    This worked for me:
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  11. Aug 7, 2008 #10

    DaveC426913

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    Oh save data to it.

    I thought he was looking to completely destroy his drive beyond any hope of repair.

    I misread.
     
  12. Aug 7, 2008 #11
    99.9% of the time, you get what you pay for. If they went out of business, the only thing I can think of would be to scour the internet for drivers and firmware for 'tsh652n'.
     
  13. Aug 8, 2008 #12
    yeah man...we're here for you
     
  14. Aug 8, 2008 #13
    Don't you people understand? This IS my attempt to find drivers and firmware. I used to be able to come here and ask a question about something like the trajectory of a baseball and about an hour later I'd have an answer, season tickets to the Brewers and a signed Pete Rose rookie card. When did you all get so lazy? C'mon do my work for me.
     
  15. Aug 8, 2008 #14

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    You don't want a Pete Rose rookie card - it is never going to be worth the big bucks since they will never let him into the hall.
     
  16. Aug 8, 2008 #15
    funny irony is funny
     
  17. Aug 8, 2008 #16

    ranger

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    Okay, here you go lazy bones. Don't do this again though.
    tsh652n firmware update
     
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