I bought a dvd burner just over 1 year ago and have only used maybe four times.I placed a blank dvd in last night to burn and it said bad disk so I tried four or five others and it still said the same thing.What can I do to correct this problem
It has taken me months to figure out this problem, as I used to have it too! The only solution I have found was to replace the dvd burner inside the unit. This can be technical if you do not know what your doing, but here is a great website to get you started with how-to's.
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Re: ilo dvd burner
Pursuing awesome's second line of attack a bit further, double check that the blank DVD you're trying to record is the right format.
I think your machine expects DVD+R (The plus sign is important, DVD-R is something different).
Go online to update the firmware. If that does not work call the company to find out if they want you to ship it to them to correct the problem. There may be a recall on the unit. You do have a firmware problem in most cases. The other problem is that you may have to only use the same disk brand as the unit to get the system to work.
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Your GeForce FX 5500 is a graphics card
All this does is allow you to see your desktop on a monitor and play some games.
For burning discs you need a cd/dvd burner. This is a cd/dvd drive that you can use to read and write cd's and dvd's
You say that your program is telling you that there is no disc in the drive. (Your CD/DVD burner drive) You can burn audio discs so this tells me you know that much and you have blank cd's so my two things I need to tell you are these..
1. To make a DVD or Burn a DVD you need a BLANK DVD disc in your burning drive. Maybe you have mistakenly placed a CD in the drive instead?
2. Your Burner drive may not burn DVD's only CD's?
Check on the door to the drive that opens to allow you to place discs into it. It should say something like DVD multi recorder or Compact Disc re-writeable. If it does not say DVD on it anywhere your drive is not capable of burning DVD movies and therefore you will need to purchase another burner.
Try removing the device from device manager, then reboot. Windows should then re-detect the device and re-install the drivers for it. If that doesn't work, try the device on another computer. If it still doesn't work, it's probably defective.
well it could be many reasons why it wont write your burner but first what software you are using for burning. it happens to me before using media player when i try to burn music. the reason was i haven't configure my media player to use my dvd burner for burning because i have dvd burner and a cd burner installed. Now maybe you try to reinstall it using your dvd driver the one which with your dvd burner when you first bought it.
The laser is either dirty or is starting to go.These lasers in this model usually only last two years.To clean but a commercial disc cleaner philips or Maxell work good in this model.Put a drop of rubbing alcohol on brushes this helps clean laser.I would do this every 15 hours of use .The best way to clean laser is to rub gently with a Qtip soaked in rubbing alcohol but this requires some technical knowledge for you have to open burner.If you attempt this make certain electrical plug is pulled lasers cause nasty burns.
If laser is going you can replace the burner/loader unit,this model uses a 411s or 451s Liteon burner.The 401s and 813s will also work without problem.