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Works fine, except won't recognise DVDs

I have a LITE-ON CD-RW/DVD-ROM Drive. (LC-48161H) It will work fine with Cd, CD-R, CD-RW But won't even recognise any type of DVD. What can I do that won't involve sending it away

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I do not have the software the DVD drive

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Re: works fine, except won't recognise DVDs

Do you have the software that recognise DVD? never show you a dvd?

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Hello Rfd832,
What I see from the description is that the drive is a combo drive. Combo drives are CD-RW and DVD-ROM drives means
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so these drives can read and write CDs but can only read DVDs (Cannot write or burn DVDs)
If you want to be able to burn DVDs then you need to have DVD RW drive (either DVD+RW or DVD-RW)

You said that you are able to burn DVDs on other computer so please check the label on the DVD drive.. it should be DVD-RW/DVD+RW drive

Hope that helps.. :)

Thanks and Regards,

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