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Dell Cd/Dvd burner not working properly

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.

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Re: Dell Cd/Dvd burner not working properly

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

Re: Dell Cd/Dvd burner not working properly

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.

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  2. Secondly , make sure you have a lens cleaner so that you can clean the lens and then check if things work fine.
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  4. If then the problem persists, then it's surely an indication that the drive will die soon and will not be able to read anything or even probably be detected.

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