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Won't recognize blank dvd

I have an hl-dt-st rw dvd gcc-4240n and it won't burn a dvd. Am I missing something - is it a dvd burner? It seems to burn cds without an issue and will play a dvd with no problem. I put in a blank dvd and it won't recognize it.

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That drive is actually made by LG for dell computers its a COMBO-DRIVE CDRW / DVD READER ONLY Thats why it will not see a dvd blank anyway here are the specs .

Write/Read Speed Read(DVD):Max 8x Read(CD):Max24x Write/Read Speed Write(CD-RW):4x,10x(CLV) Write/Read Speed Write(CD-R) :4x,10x(CLV),10x~24x(ZCLV) Data Transfer Rate Burst : Ultra DMA 33 Max 33.3 MB/s Data Transfer Rate Sustained : CD-ROM Max 3,600KB/s DVD-ROM Max11,080KB/s Access Time CD :110msec DVD: 120ms Buffer Size 2Mbytes with Buffer Under Run Proof Technology Mounting Method Horizontal / Vertical Interface Type E-IDE(ATAPI) Write Method Disk-At-Once, Track-At-Once, Packet Write, Multi-session W*D*H 128mm*129mm*12.7mm Weight 210g Compatible Formats Read CD-ROM Mode 1,2, CD-DA, CD- I FMV, CD-ROM XA, Mixed CD, CD Extra, CD-Plus, CD Text, Photo-CD, Video CD, CD-R/RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW Write CD-R/RW

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Chek wtat is written on front panel
If it DVD-RW it can record only DVD-R blank, if it + so only +R
or DVD-RAM. If it is DVD +/- RW or RAM it can record any disk.
Also chek the speed for you DVD and disk you using.
If you dvd maximum speed for recording is for example 2.7, 4, 8 you should use only DVD with max speed 2.7, 4, 8 or 1-8, 1-16 etc. So they should be labeled the same as you DVD
Good Luck

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