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My Ricoh Mp5120A(which isn't on the list) DVD+RW & CD+RW burner

My Ricoh MP5120A burner(DVD+RW & CD+RW) can only recognize CD-R/RW and not DVD-R/RW, why is that can someone tell me why?

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Re: My Ricoh Mp5120A(which isn't on the list) DVD+RW &...

Some drives can only read plus disks and not minus as well im afraid

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