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Can't burn cds

It continues to request a blank cds or check for damaged cds. I uninstalled and then reinstalled the program and it didn't help.

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The problem request has some holes in it but one suggestion is the disks you are using may not be readaqble by the drive itself. look up the drive on the web and see that the disk is supported. meaning some suuport cd/rw +/- some only support cd/r+ or cd/r- or cd/rw+or cd/rw- there are many different formats so be sure the product youve purchase is supported.

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Check your compilation, it is possible that you are trying to burn more data than you can write to a blank CD, in which case it will ask for a cd with the right capacity. 80 min CD-Rs can have 700MB written to them. if you are trying to write more than this the software will reject the blank as not having the right capacity.

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The problem that you have described, indicates that your DVD-RAM is not working properly, perhaps the lens has been damaged or the software that you are using for burning the cd is not functioning properly due to change in settings, I would recommend you to do the following steps and check if it works :-

  1. Make sure that the software that you are using to burn the CD , is working properly ,a good idea would be to uninstall and reinstall the software , I believe this should help you out.
  2. If the above trick does not work ,then you can use your inbuilt windows cd writer to test write a cd , by right clicking the files you want to burn and select the send to option and then select the write these files to cd or selected the rewritable disc option.
  3. If the above method does not work , then you need to get a replacement for your DVD-RAM drive , in case it's under warranty , or you need to buy a new one , if it's damaged out of warranty, there are people who try to ask a third party vendo to chage lens , but it's not assured and could waste your valuable time and money.
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