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R40 DVD Read Problem

I have a R40 with a DVD Burner. It was working fine up untill a few weeks ago. Now it only reads and burns CD'S. It will not read any DVD'S that I try. I have checked through the device manager and it says it is working correctly! Will it help if I try and find another driver for it?

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Re: R40 DVD Read Problem

Unable to read a CD-R or other recordable disc. DVD recordable discs - If you have a DVD recordable disc and are unable to get it to read verify that the DVD drive is not a Gen 1 DVD drive and/or that it .

Computer DVD Support The DVD technology is very different from the technology used in standard CD-ROM drives. DVD uses shorter wavelength lasers to read smaller pits and lands.

Computer CD-ROM drive help and technical information. However, DVD-RAM discs cannot be read by standard DVD-ROM drives because of the differences in both reflectivity of the medium and the data format.

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