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Lightscribe DVD + Writer/ CD-Writer....it seems to not recognize a DVD-RW or DVD-R blank disk.

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  • blockvox May 11, 2010

    please check your ODD if it is a combo drive. if yes they cannot read its better to by a lightscribe DVD R / RW than DVDRW / CD-Writer

  • Ben Wabnick
    Ben Wabnick May 11, 2010

    See if it will recognize a dvd-rw or dvd-r that has already been burned.



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These drives are very picky about the CD's and DVD's they accept because the chemicals on the different manufacturers DVD and CD's are all different. What you will have to do is experiment with different brands... for example go buy very few Verbatim DVD's if the brand works for you stick with it. Unfortunately they don't tell the customers about this... but every burner I have... there are some brand CD and DVD that won't be accepted by the drive. For a shortcut by the CD or DVD's that the manual recommends that is most certainly to work and lets you cut to the chase more expendiantly without wasting money. Good Luck

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