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Dell dvd burner does not recognize media

I have a HLDS GWA-4164B HH 16X DVD+/-RW in a Dimension 5150. When I try to burn to a new disk, it ejects the disk and prompts me to insert a new disk. This occurs with any burn application that I try. I'm not sure if it ever has worked. I have upgraded the firmware and checked the drive connections with no luck fixing the issue so far.

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Sir, try using NERO software and make sure that your cd-r or dvd-r has no scratch and it should be new. hope that helps!

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the link below will take you to Dells website , where youc an selecet the DVD drive you have ..

this machine had several options to slecet one of a few drives.. i am not certain which one you have these are the part numbers you can select when making a purchase . These drives range from $20-$50 -- just go to www.google.com and enter the highlighted part numbers to get a resller near you.

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