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My presario R3000's combo drive no longer wants to burn dvds

Model R3240US Combo dvd burner/cd burner drive

I use the correct format as stated on the laptops factory sticker.
''DVD+R/RW for up to 4.7gn of secure storage''
Re-installing drivers had no effect on my problem.
Any program i use to make a dvd just doesn't find the blank. Everything about the drive works fine. Reads dvd movies and burns cds still, just no burnin dvds any longer. It just doesn't seem like it's a hardware problem.

Thanks for any help

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  • VistaBill Nov 17, 2008

    I have about 4 different brands here already and none of them work.



    Thanks for the help tho

  • VistaBill Nov 17, 2008

    Thats what i said "different brands" of dvds. None seem to work. Have tried the maxells already. Also HP, Sony, Memorex. I try not to buy cheap off brand.



    Thanks for the help

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Try a different Brand Of DVD Maxell Typically Work Universally With Failing Drives or older Drives or touchy drives...

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

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    Garry Romaneo Nov 17, 2008

    No I meant The Brand Name Of Your DVDs That You're Buying...

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