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Cd won't burn

When I try to burn a cd, the disc pops out and says insert a valid disc. They are new disc that I've used (out of the same pack) before and they've worked properly. Yesterday I defragged my computer and it hasn't worked since. I don't know if it's a coincedince or this an entirely different problem. I've also scanned it and received a code 10. Also, I uninstalled the driver, restarted the computer, it installs another driver and it still doesn't work. Please help.

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Try to updade your CD/DVD writer FIRMWARE

See on toshiba web site the model of your laptop...

download and install the firmware...

or try to clean the laser lens...

Good Luck!

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