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While burning some files to disc using NERO v3.0; my NEC DVD+RW rom suddenly stopped reading disc. I inserted brand new empty DVD-R disc, and still it continued to display message -- Disc can be read. I then inserted disc both DVD-R and DVD-RW containing data, however, when I switch to My Computer and selected the drive containing my NEC DVD-RW to explore and display its contents, the window was blank. When a disc is inserted the drive only lights up. Notably missing is the normal sound it makes each time a disc is inserted into it

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  • miticns Aug 27, 2008

    when i burn dvd disk (with nero 7)and want to play them,see the mesage empty (or blanc) disk is inserted



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If you switched to a different brand of DVD's try using the brand you used before. DVD burners are tested with certain brands of DVD's and sometimes the brands that aren't on that list don't work.

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