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Does not recognize CD

I put a blank Sony CD in the drive but computer does not recoginize it as being inserted. If a CD like AOL is inserted it will read it with no problem. Am I using the wrong blank CD? I have no user manual.

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Re: Does not recognize CD

Could be the cd's not compadible, try a more expensive one.  This is a cd/dvd burner combo right?  If so how long have you had it?

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