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My dual layer DVD burner wont read any media

When I load any media (CD or DVD) in the drive, the green light blinks as though it is reading it, then stops and never loads the media.


I tried to connect via firewire and USB. I made sure that it was the only drive connected at the time. The computer recognizes the drive in the System profiler and in toast, but when I put a disc in CD or DVD it does not read it. The green light on the front blinks rapidly for a second or so then suddenly stops without mounting the disc. I also attached a screen shot from toast, when it reads "no disc".


I am Running MAC OS X 10.4.11 on a single processor G5

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  • brian7833 Dec 29, 2007

    I can't add anything to the above post.  It's exactly what's happened to me!

  • mirkwoodlass Feb 11, 2009

    I am trying to make my parents a working DVD for their anniversary, but when I put the disk in the drive to be burned, the green light flashes like it's working, but then does nothing.  I have gone through a whole pack of DVD-RWs trying to get it to do something.  So far I have gotten only one DVD to work and that was last year.


    Could I be missing a driver?

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When was the last time you cleaned the dust out of the laser head? Or your PC, for that matter? Just asking.

There are cleaner disks that work sometimes, or you can go in with a cleaner foam swab with a little alcohol on it. Worth a try.

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To figure this out you must look and see if Samsung offers mac osx compatible drivers for this unit. Ther in lies your answer.

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SOURCE: LaCie DVD Burner Not Doing Much of Anything

You should check for corruption of your CD/DVD burning software from whereever you got it. Sometimes some burning software isn't good enough to work adequately. I'd test some new burning software to see if that is the problem, if upbrading your burning software doesn;t do the trick. You can downlowad free trials of Roxio, NTI, and other good burners to test this hypothesis. And, of course, try calling LaCie support.

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SOURCE: internal dvd writer not reading/writing dual layer dvd rw

try different type of media

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SOURCE: DVD writer after loading the disk makes a series

May need to clean the laser, or it may be a disc that
drive doesn't read You need specs as to what drive writes to and reads to
Nero info gives this information

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Hello,
Just click on the link http://support.microsoft.com/mats/cd_dvd_drive_problems/en-us
and also click on NOW RUN from right side box. It will automatically give youthe message, well or bad.
If the problem with the lens, you should try cleaningthe lens,with disk cleaner, it's already gone bad and there is no harm to take a risk to open ordisassemble the dvd/cd rw,click on the bellow link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaiTJYHQCCg

  1. When running your pc, open the drawer.>
  2. clean the optical lance
  3. http://www.howtodothings.com/computers/a3631-how-to-clean-a-cd-rom-drive.html
  1. now you can fit to your pc
If it does the same problemplease change the cd/dvd rw because the lance has defected. If you need more information, reply me soon.
Thanks .

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