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Has trouble reading discs (intermitant) when burning

When burning dvd-r drive wont read the disc and after a minuet the busy lite flashes fault(flashes 4 times,stops and flashes 4 times) if you keep trying the same disc sometimes it will work other wise i have to keep trying a new blank disc, is this a fault with the drive or could it just be down to poor discs (using tesco's own brand name(they were on a bogof)) also has alot of problems reading cd's ihave to use the other drive for cd's .

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Re: has trouble reading discs (intermitant) when burning

I have the same trouble well my lite on can read burned dvds info movies etc but i use a blank dvd and it says insert a disk in to drive why is this maybe a hack or a spyware or some virus my drive was ok and from 1 day to another it just stop working reading blank dvds ? Help¡¡¡¡¡

Posted on Dec 13, 2007

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Re: has trouble reading discs (intermitant) when burning

There are two common causes for these kinds of problems: software doesn't match, or media doesn't match. also, there a lack of info in here. is drive capable of reading dvd's when it is used for other purposes? 1. are you sure you got the right firmware? check for updates on brand site or on google. 2. try using several types of media from diffrent brands. some drives cannot read specific media (for instance, sony drivers sometimes having trouble with JVC media). 3. the least common, but worst option by far is a hardware problem. if drive is bad, you should try and replace it in case your warrenty didnt expire.

Posted on Mar 21, 2006

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