Question about Dell (1G055) CD-RW/DVD-ROM (Combo) Burner
My Dell computer is only a year old. The "d" drive works fine, but the "e" drive below it just started acting up. I generally burn dvd's using Intervideo DVD copy and cd's through iTunes. The drive will read both CD's and DVD's, but it will not burn or play them. I used a drive cleaner disc which fixed the problem for a few days, but it's back to doing the same thing. Any suggestions? Thanks.
I have a Dell XPS 400 that's about 3 years old. I have a DVD reader and a DVD-RW device. The former works - the latter takes forever to read discs (particularly DVD data discs.)
I'm starting to think some of the generic DVD-RW devices Dell uses in its computers are prone to early failure. The DVD-RW in my XPS-400 was called "HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GSA-H21N".
I'm going to try cleaning it, and then just swap it out for a better device.
Posted on Aug 24, 2009
I have found subtle but substantial differences in the burnability of discs from different manufacturers. If possible, try a range of different discs from different mfrs. You may luck out and quickly find one that burns every time.
Posted on Jul 03, 2007
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