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Won't reconize blank disc

This burner has never worked right.I think it a piece crap.

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Re: won't reconize blank disc

Really sorry to hear that, and I do hope your optical device is still under warranty, firstly on POST (when the comp switches on) look to see if your device is registering, if you have a POST image, press esc, or tab to remove it and look at the POST. Secondly, switch the computer off, and unplug the power cable, now press the power button and the led light should flash for a second and then die. This is just residual power, now open the case, if tour tower is a flat type, undo the screws and slide the cover back and then take it off. If it?s a standing tower, undo the screw on the left side and slide the cover back, until it unclips and remove, now, depending on the age of your computer, e.g. SATA, ATA IDE. Now look to see that the data cable is correctly plugged into the device. And carefully check to see if the cable is secure on the motherboard!!!Be careful as your touch and static can damage your motherboard!! So dint touch it just look and only touch the cables and optical device. if all is well put everything together again and power up, now some optical devices have a data cable a long thin wire with 3 or 2 wires in it with a flat clip type plug at either end? If you got one with t\your device it plugs into your motherboard (look at your motherboard booklet for plug). And finally look into t\your device management console, to see if the driver is installed, now double click the device driver and in the properties window click the very last tab on the right and look to see that the device is not conflicting and that the name of the driver is the same as the optical device... Good luck mate!

Posted on Sep 24, 2007

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