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Optiarc DVD RW AD-7640A stopped recognizing CD. Have tried a variety of brands of blank CDs, professionally recorded CDs, etc. It takes the CD and there are some internal "noises" like it is trying, but then stops. When I try to record, the blank CD spits out and there is a "please insert blank CD" message.

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  • Wilfredoes Mar 26, 2009

    I have the same problem... anybody could give advice or help?



    What will be the replacement model if this will be replaced?



    Thanks your ... Fred ( Philippines )

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It happens, try to clean the drive, if that fails then chalk it up to a bad drive. Cheapest way is use pricewatch or any other similar site and order a replacement drive.

Just trying to save you a headache! They are not worth trying to prepare or fix, cheap enough to just replace.

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