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My dvd burner can't find blank dvds

When I try to burn a dvd, the program says "please insert blank dvd." When I put a cd in the screen just stays like that and all I can do is leave the program. The drive can find all other types of media. Just not blank dvds.

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There is a possibility that you may have some bad media. Try another brand of DVD media. I got a hold of a bad spindle of DVD blanks one time and my burner wouldn't recognize them.

Posted on Jun 16, 2007

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