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Dvd writer wont accept dvd-r

Whenever I use my dvd writer, it accepts dvd+r, but it wont accept dvd-r, or cd-r, -rw.

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If you have posted the correct model of writer, then it only supports the writing of DVD+R and DVD+RW discs, but CD-R and CD-RW disc writing are supported, and it should play all forms of DVD, so it won't burn DVD-R and RW discs, but if it wont play all types then try a cd/dvd cleaner, but to be honest when writers start playing up the lens is normally faulting and a replacement drive will be required.

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