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Maxell DVD-RW 4.7GB recordable cds

Why wont my drive read them?

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My cd drive wont read the DVD-RW disks

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Cds wont play in dvd-rw player


The only discs that a DVD player is guaranteed to read are DVD discs. Support for CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW may be included, but is by no means guaranteed.

CD-R was designed to be read by an infrared 780nm laser. DVD uses a visible red 635nm or 650nm laser, which aren't reflected sufficiently by the organic dye polymers used in CD-R media. As a result, many DVD players can't read CD-R media. Some DVD players come with two lasers so that they can read CD-R.

But as I have already stated that Most DVDs today have the tendency of playing CDs. So if your DVD player is new then it must have that support. Have a look at the quality of your CDs also.

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Update the drivers and check, also try and use a lens cleaner on the drive and if the DVD does not read then the drive is faulty and must be replaced.Finally you can check this on another PC to confirm.

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My cd drive will read cds but wont read as a burner


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I want new laptop to write CDs - spec says DVD-ROM


http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/lenovo-thinkpad-t41-2379/4507-3121_7-30567436.html

Thats the spec for yout laptop, if you have the plug-on module then you can write on it.

Optical Storage
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  • CD / DVD read speed 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
  • CD / DVD write speed 16x
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TEAC DW 552g DVD/CD rom combo drive, CD works, DVDs dont


I have your solution, but you are NOT gonna like it, so I hope you will rate it FAIRLY, even though its relatively BAD NEWS.

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Teac (DW552G/KIT/USB2) CD-RW/DVD-ROM (Combo) Burner The Teac (DW552G/KIT/USB2) CD-RW/DVD-ROM (Combo) Burner deliver unbeatable CD speeds of 52X write to CD-R, 32X re-write to CD-RW media and 52X read as well as 16X DVD playback speeds and the drive features an advanced buffer underrun prevention technology. This disc-saving feature suspends the recording process until the buffer is refilled. No more bad discs even when you’re multitasking. It also supports EasyWrite (Mount Rainier), a new disc formatting feature that makes it easier and saves time preparing CD-RW discs for recording. Teac W552G (cdw552g/kit/b) CD-RW Burner Newbie The Teac W552G (cdw552g/kit/b) CD-RW Burner operates with: Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows...

YOUR DRIVE DOES NOT BURN DVDs, only CDS!!!


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Dvd/cd-rw combo does not record


You may have what is called a combo drive...it can play and burn cds but can only play dvds, not burn them. Look at the face plate on the drive and see what is written on it. If it has the following:
Recordable Drive = CD Burner
DVD = DVD Player
RW & DVD = DVD Burner

If recordable drive and DVD is on the drive but no RW, chances are its a combo drive. Keep us posted.

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Hi my dvd/cd RW unable write dvd


What is the make and model of your DVD/CD RWdrive?
Check to specification of your drive.
Some combo drives can only burn CDs only and read DVDs & CDs.


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My presario R3000's combo drive no longer wants to burn dvds


Try a different Brand Of DVD Maxell Typically Work Universally With Failing Drives or older Drives or touchy drives...

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How can i watch dvds ?


You need to buy an external DVD RW, you will be able to watch and record DVD and CDs on your Eee.
Here is a lelection, they start from $40
Cheap ones are usually big, probably bigger than your Eee, here are a couple of nice pocket model

Addonics Pocket DVD+/-R/RW - DVDâ±RW drive


External Dual Layer DVDâ±RW Drive


LG LightScribe External DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Slim



Targus PACMB010U DVD/CD-RW Drive

Let me know if this had been helpful.

Many thanks

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My Dual Layer DVD±RW for my presario v2410us will not read CDs


It happens in combo drives where the cd reading wont work and still read or burn dvd's or vice versa. If you tried to use a cd cleaner and still didnt work then the cd reader is already busted. it either you replace it a new one or not.

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