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My Toshiba SD R2132 CD-RW/DVD ROM does not burn CDs. While no problem with reading CDs or DVDs. Any solutions please.

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I have napster had it for years my labtop around the same amout of time i've burned cd for along time now napster said no cd burner found .any clue what happen

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Your CD "Burn" laser or "Quadrant Detector" has "Faulted" a very common occurrence for these "Combo" drives,...So..I'm sorry but ya gonna haveta get another... as these ya can't fix. :(

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Ok i asked before if my drive will burn both dvd and cd. the answer was yes. but when i installed the drive and ran my dvd creator program. it said this drive is dvd read only.


Hi mikey7420 ,


The drive name itself is the clue to know whether it can burn dvds or not.

  • In your case it's a CD-RW (read and write or rewritable) and DVD-ROM (Read only memory and not read and write or rewritable as in the case of CD)
  • Perhaps the one who told you did not understand your question properly , and understood it , in the sense that it can read CDs as well as DVDs , as far as Dvd-ROM drives are concerned many shopkeepers who are especially new working in the shop just make a guess and answer our question which could lead to this misunderstanding or incorrect information being passed on.
  • So the next time you buy a DVD drive which should have a read and write functionality as well , then look up for a CD_RW,DVD-RW drive.
  • Also remember that DVD-RW drive can by default read and write CDs as well , but it's not true for CD drives..
  • So usually a DVD-RW drive can read and write Cds as well as DVDs but a CD-RW drive can either read or read and write a DVD depending on whether it's a DVD-ROM or DVD-RW.
Hope this helps.

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Does the toshiba sd 2502 , can it burn cds


It is a DVD ROM drive which stands for DVD Read Only Memory. In other words, this drive is meant to only PLAY DVDs and CDs but NOT save data to them.

To burn CDs you need a CD burner. Burners are of 3 types:

CD writer only burns and reads CDs.

Combo drive reads CDs and DVDs but only burns CDs.

Super drive burns and reads from CDs and DVDs.

As you go higher in functionality, the price also increases. Check your needs before you plan to buy one. Also compare prices of all the drives. Note: burn-able media costs are separate.

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Will burn cd-r but kicks the disk out whe I put in a blank DVD-r


Sorry but your burner is a CD-RW/DVD-ROM
this means you can burn CDs and play DVD
you cannot Burn DVD with this device.
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http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/News/Details.aspx?NewsId=7470

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Oct 01, 2009 | Toshiba SD R1312 CD-RW/DVD-ROM Burner

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I can burn cd's but not dvd's


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
CD-RW = Compact Disk-Read Write
DVD-ROM = Digital Versatile Disk - Read Only Memory
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,
Srinivas

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Toshiba sd-r2002


I'm very late to your question, but the problem is that this drive doesn't burn DVDs (i.e., it was not designed to do that). It's a CD-RW, DVD-ROM (read only).

Apr 03, 2009 | Toshiba SD R2002 CD-RW/DVD-ROM Burner

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Problem reading CDs


Out of alignment/dirty...accordianman

Feb 26, 2008 | Toshiba SD R2312 CD-RW/DVD-ROM (Combo)...

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Toshiba cd-r/rw drive reads but doesnt write


I checked out the specs for that drive.It only reads dvds/cds.
I see that it has no cd/dvd writing capabilities.

All the cd's you used may still be blank

Do you have another drive you can try out?

Jan 26, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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