I have an HP60 that will not read discs. It asks me what I would like to do with the "blank" disc. When I first bought this laptop last year the same thing occurred after I had it for a few days. I took it back to the store I bought it from and the tech went into the setting somewhere and fixed it. I asked him what he did in case it happened again and he told me not to worry about it, that it wouldn't happen again. Any input would be much appreciated.
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Re: HP60 that reads discs as "blank"
Does it do this with all discs or just discs that have been burned? if it's just cd's that have been burned it could be that the writing session wasn't closed properly, if it's all discs then it could be a drive setting. more than likely though, the tech swapped the drive out completely which is why he said 'not to worry about it'
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There are several types of blank discs (CD-R, CD-RW). This unit only handles the CD-R discs. Unfortunately, this particular unit is even fussy about the CD-R discs it does accept. Even more unfortunately, there is no way to determine which will be accepted and which will not work. At this point, I can only advise you to try CD-R discs from a different manufacturer.
Read the first review on amazon.com. Same issue I have had.
Sorry and good luck.
which burning software are you using When
using the on-the-fly method, insert the original disc into a drive and a
recordable disc into the drive. The original disc in the drive is copied
immediately without any time delay to the blank disc in the recorder. The
on-the-fly method allows you to copy discs very quickly, and does not require
any additional space on the disc. In
order to be able to use the on-the-fly method, you will need at least two
drives: one for reading the disc and a disc burner for writing. The following
requirements apply to the read drive and disc burner:
·The disc burner must feature buffer
underrun protection, or the drive must be capable of delivering the data
sufficiently quickly. The read speed should be at least twice as fast as the
·The read drive must be capable of delivering information on
the number and type of sessions, otherwise Nero Burning ROM may not be able to
produce an exact copy.
If you want to copy Audio CDs, we
recommend the copy image method because the quality of the read audio files can
suffer depending on the drive.
I answered this question previously and the solution remains the same;
how long have you been using the player and has it ever accept blank DVD-R discs in the past.
The problem might be as a result of weak laser (lens) or the blank discs inserted might not be compatible with player.
the laser(lens) of a player becomes weak, it will not be able to read
blank discs. It only takes a very strong laser to read/accept blank
discs. If it happens that the laser (lens) is the cause of the problem,
then it means you will need to replace the laser (lens) to a brand new
one to be able to read blank disc. Though the player might be playing
DVD and CD, note that blank disc is stronger when it comes to reading
from the laser (lens), it requires sharper laser. I hope you understand
So, insert a CD into the player and observe if it will play.If it plays, then its obvious that your laser is very weak.
Concerning the incompatibility issue, I
hope you are aware that there are various kinds of empty DVD discs such
as DVD +, DVD -, DVD RW. Try any of this empty DVD discs as one of them as to be compatible with this DVD recorder.
the two topics discussed above, one has to be the cause of the problem.
So its up to you to figure out which is the cause of the problem.
I think that your problem isnt that the discs need cleaning but infact the disc reader or the lens needs to be cleaned. try looking at best buy for a lens cleaning kit they are pretty cheap and easy to use hope this helped and good luck.
Can be several reasons
1. Disk is upside down
2. Lens is durty. Use CD/DVD cleaning disk
3. Disk is recorded in higher speed than your driver can read (for instance reading speed is 16, but disk is recorded on 24).
4. DVD drive is damaged or not connected properly.
This could be several things, most likey it's a compat issue with Vista being daffy. Check with the mfg of the drive, see if there are updates for vista or if they should be running on vista. Check with microsoft, see if there are patches for the drive. Also it could just be the drive not master/slaved properly or it could be having mechanical issues.