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Problem with HP 740 DVD writer

I cannot get Windows to recognize it. i was using it for a while then nothing.


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Re: problem with HP 740 DVD writer

I unplugged it and replugged and it worked. go figure!



Posted on Nov 24, 2007

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Re: problem with HP 740 DVD writer

Do you have the CD/Rw icon on My computer...

If No please check the ppower code and data cable....

Posted on Nov 23, 2007

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