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My cd burner will not burn cd's. it just makes a funny sound and pops up insert disc.

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If the system is not in warantee, you will need to replace the CD burner drive. You can generally find a replacement for around $30. Depending on where you live you can find one locally or online.
Replacement is very easy.
Open the system to access the old CD burner, make sure you take note of where the cables (power and interface cable). Remove the old CD burner and replace it with the new CD burner replacing the power and interface cable.
If I were you, I would op for a CD/DVD burner so that you can read and write both CD;s and DVD's. Cost should be around $40.

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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How do I copy a data CD?


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Below are the steps to make a data disc.

Step 1

Insert the CD you wish to copy in your CD/DVD drive.
Step 2

Click "Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer" on the AutoPlay pop-up.
Step 3

Click anywhere in the right-hand panel and press "Ctrl" and "A" to select all the files and folders.
Step 4

Press "Ctrl" and "C" to mark all files for copying.
Step 5

Click "Desktop" at the top of the left-hand folder tree.
Step 6

Click "New folder" at the top of the window. Type "TEMP," and press "Enter" twice to rename and access the folder.
Step 7

Press "Ctrl" and "V" to copy the CD to this temporary location.
Step 8

Eject the data CD when copying is completed and insert a blank recordable CD.
Step 9

Press "Ctrl" and "A" to select all files in the "TEMP" folder. Click any file and drag them on top of your CD burner in the left-hand panel.
Step 10

Click "With a CD/DVD player" in the "Burn a Disk" dialog box that pops up. Click "Next."
Step 11

Right-click the CD burner and select "Burn to disc."
Step 12

Enter a disc title or keep the default one. Click "Next" to copy the files.
Step 13

Right-click the "TEMP" folder, hold the "Shift" key and select "Delete" to remove temporary files and bypass the Recycle Bin.

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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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Can play a dvd but cannot burn dvd or cd. Goes through burning process and pops out when done, but disc is still blank


make sure that the dvd burner is getting enough power test all leads that are attached to the dvd burner including electical extensions and make sure they have a secure connection or just replace them there might be bad/faulty

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My dvd writer is unable to recognise the disc.The message no disc inserted comes after inserting the disc.It is just 15 days old


the DVD burner/plaeyr has to have compay=tibkle media , perhaps you purchased incorrect CDs or DVDs (mdeia) to burn with .. make sure the speed is compatibke with the CD or DVD media

contact the sales people at the store where you boiught the DVD player/burner and ask them to give you correct media to work with

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Disc drive no longer reads discs, when trying to burn error "please insert empty disc" pops every time, regardless of CD inserted.


Assuming you have already tried a cleaning kit, the unit has probably burnt out the laser and will need replaced. Luckily new DVD+R burners can be found for less than $25.

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Cd burner saysinsert a blank disc, even after I do, can't burn cd


The disc must not be compatible. Check the manual for compatible disc list.

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VGC-RB30 DVD/CDR DRIVE


You actually perhaps using a non blank disc at that time. Burners don't really accept non writeable Discs. Check your CD first before burning. If you are using a rewriteable disc (CD-rw) that has files, it can burn and files will be overwritten but if you're just using a CD-r with files in it, the burner will eject and will tell you to insert a blank disc.

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My dvd burner wont burn dvd's it says insert a blank disc and it is already in the burner


try 3 things. ONE AT A TIME. #1 change your burn speed to a slower setting some dvd's will not burn as fast as they say on box.

#2.update firm ware for burner go to manufacturer's web site for your brand of dvds being used.

#3 change brand of DVD used. there are 3 major manufactures for almost all dvds and cd. The people who make disc for Sony and the other 2 companies that make everybody elses. (ie TDK,Memorex, etc....)

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You may want to double-check the "error" message. Normally, when you insert a blank CD-R or CD-R/W you'll see a pop-up message that says something like, "you've inserted a blank CD. What program do you want to use to put something on it?" And then it will give a list of programs like Windows Media Player, Nero Burning ROM, Roxio, MyDVD, etc. The last two choices are "Open a writeable folder" and "Do nothing." The next to last, the open folder, option is the CD recording option for Windows. Once you've put copies of that data into the new window click on the "burn these files to disc" link on the left side or located under the File menu at the top of the window.

Now, if it truly is telling you that you have to insert a blank CD, then you may have one of two problems. Either the CD you're putting in is NOT actually blank or the drive is having problems recognizing the media. To test the first scenario, try the disc on another computer. If it's truly blank, then try uninstalling the CD burner from your Device Manager located in the Windows control panel. Double-click on the System icon > Hardware tab > Device Manager > click on the (+) symbol next to DVD/CD-ROM drives and then highlight your Sony CD burner > right-click and in the menu choose Uninstall. Reboot your system and let Windows redetect the drive and reinstall the drivers (You may want to have any install discs handy, just in case Windows asks for them, but not likely).

I hope that helps!

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Problem copying a movie onto a lightscribe hp dvd +r media disc, using my hp dvd940e dvd writer


The semaphore timeout period has expired refers to the fact that the driver is no longer communicating with the device and failed. Each time a CD Burner is setup for a CD Burning session the burner hardware will perform a 15 step power test to determine the OPC for a Blank Media Disc, OPC meaning Optimum Power Calibration. This test also takes place during the CD Burning process so the CD Burner can determine the best burn speed and method for the disc; this test is called 'Running Optimum Power Calibration'. Although the test is performed by the hardware of the CD Burner, the device initializes the CD Burning Software for the test to take place. This is one reason why your software may report the "Power Calibration Error" or ?Calibration Error Full?. With Power Calibration errors they can be caused by different factors and sometimes difficult to locate, especially if the errors are at random. Below are the known factors that will cause the Power Calibration Errors and how to check each factor, it is important that each point is considered if wanting to get to the bottom of the error. Power Calibration Errors can occur when OPC or ROPC tests for the media disc so the condition of the disc, brand of disc and even the firmware for the CD Burner can be the cause for the errors occurring. A device such as a CD Burners can have different problems if there is a power consumption issue with the system and the Power Calibration Error is just one of those problems. If using either an internal or external CD Burner make sure to disconnect all other devices, except the hard drive and Burner, before attempting to burn a disc. Double check all cables for any faults and if possible test with a 2nd Data Cable. It is also advisable to disconnect the power connection for the CD Burner and test with a spare connector. If you have no trouble with other discs, use them and put to one side the lightscribe, other than that try the burner in another pc or with other burning software, as you can see it's quite ridiculous what problems burners can create.

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