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Can't read, burn cds

Computer dosn't seem to recognise there is a disc in the drive, drive opens and closes normaly and when you put a disk in the green light flashes for a few seconds then stops. I can still hear the cd spinning inside. If I go to my computer file there is no sign of cd in the drive. When it used to work properly id put in a disk then a thing poped up and says open file play contents ect. But now nothing happens

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Re: can't read, burn cds

Have you tried different cds? or just 1 same cd?

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Hi! I inserted a burned dvd r into my Mac but it's not reading it. The message You've inserted a blank CD pops out. I tried using a PC but it can't open it either, it says there's an error...

there are a few reasons why

1.) the formatting of the disk may be formatter for a PC and NOT a MAC
2.) after burning, this dvd was never "closed"
3.) You burned a coaster

good luck

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The pc won't burn cd's seems like it doesn't recognize cds or dvds

Does the cd/dvd drive read cds? This is a good test to ensure that the drive is functional.

Sometimes, generic cd/dvd burners do not recognize certain types of blank discs. Try another type of
brand blank discs, it should work.

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I need to know if my DVD Drive can burn dual layer Discs. The Discs are DVD+R DL and my dvd drive is an Optiarc DVD RW AD-7200A ATA. Thanks

Hi anternidrumm,

According to the site below, the drive can burn dual layers discs:

"The 20x DVD multi writer opens up new dimensions for flexible read and write functions. This high-performance DVD/CD-burner is able to read your DVDs at a speed of 16x and CDs at 48x. It also brings fascinating dynamics into play when writing your blank disks. Now it can even write DVD-R DL two layer media at 12x, while reaching a speed of up to 20x for DVD+R and DVD-R. DVD+R9 and DVD+RWs are processed at 8x and DVD-RWs at 6x. And DVD-RAM can be recorded with up to 12x DVD speed. So how fast can it burn my CDs, you might ask? Even here, with speeds of 48x (CD-R) and 32x (CD-RW), it’s at the top of its class."

Let me know if this helps,

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Unable to read cds /dvds, made by me, of my photos. It will play pre recorded DVDs. ie Palin set. can see files but then computer hangs. Running Vista. Similar occurs on my desktop but I get the blue...

lost of things could be happening ,depending on optical drive manufacturer,file type,plus or minus dvd/cd blank disk and burning software and how you are burning the media,all can cause malfunctions,but if playing a disc causes blue screen of death,then i would first uninstall display adapter driver on graphics card,and restart,when computer finds new hardware,click cancel,go to dell support and get newest driver,and software,reinstall..some optical drives like minus discs,some like plus discs,depending on the drive,if its a combo drive and will read and write both plus and minus discs,then the problem is how you are burning them,or the laser is dirty or drive is malfunctioning.if you arent allready using nero burning software,then i would reccomend it,i have been doing this a long time,had my days of problems,,not anymore,i dont work for nero nor am i paid by them to say this, but i am a computer repair tech with 25+years experience,save yourself hours of pain and wasted blank discs,and purchase it,user friendly ,easy to use ,and advanced drive speed tools ,allow max preformance on any computer,read instructions ,discs must be burned with correct file type for device that plays them back ,disc at once or track at once settings ,matter,also using the slowest burning speed,creates a higher quality disc,but takes longer,post comments if you have more questions ,aloha from maui todd0708

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Cd burner makes blank cds

try isolating the problem by plugging an external cd/dvd drive via the USB. use this to burn CD/DVD if the process works, replace your laptop dvd drive.

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dvd rom drive only writes cd not dvd dvd can be written by dvdRAM

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I can't burn anything with my DVD/CD-ROM but it reads dvds and cds

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This is a pure problem with your DVD drive. try removing teh cable and reinserting it.

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DVD-RW drive burns music CDs and DVDs, but not data CDs

Alright. Seems like Windows, for some reason, doesn't think your drive is able to burn things when trying to deal with this kind of disc.

I'll need further information, like if you use another program to burn music CDs, and what other things might have changed the registry settings. I know of a fix that resolves issues with the Windows version of data CD burning, but it only applies to CD-R and CR-RW drives..

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