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Cd burner can't burn a cd, not sure if I have what I need

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Re: cd burner

The Slimtype (LITE-ON) dvd burners supplied with the model 5100 are prone to defects. You can slam as much software at it as you like; it won't work properly. I tried nero 8 legit and spent 4 months attempting to contact Tech? support? with no luck before I put my foot down and demanded an RMA-Return Material/merchandise Authorization. Bottom line suggestion: send it back or use it as a boat anchor.

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Re: cd burner

Need to know a bit more like codecs installed , burning software etc.But think if you install program like nero it should solve all your problems cos nero installs all you need to burn media.

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I have an Acer Aspire 5100 laptop with a Matshita cd/dvd r/rw combo (uj-850s), and it performs all funtions except read a virgin dvd. And I also cant seem to find firmware update for it anywhere on earth....

What operating system are you using? Xp? Vista? Which version of XP/Vista? Home, Pro, etc.?

Blank disks cannot be read for the simple reason that there is nothing on them to read.

If you wish to burn a disk, you need burning software, such as Nero which is a professional burning system, but also a free program such as AmoK / Ultimate CD/DVD Burner / or Sun CD/DVD burner (make sure to uncheck the ads box during install to prevent ad displays)

The above have different capabilities, but what you need is a piece of burning software in order to write to a blank disk, so depending on what you need to burn, you may choose from above, seek out other software, or purchase a burning system such as Nero.

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If you are burning using software you have to tell it which device to use as a burner first. Usually there is a drop down menu of some sort for it, explore your burning software a little more. Most Drives can burn Cds these days, I'm sure it can.

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A good external burner is Plextor. You can get one at Walmart, or you can check Ebay and find an internal to replace the one in your machine. They are fairly easy to replace, and you won't have a bulky external to carry around.

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  1. Try cleaning the lens with a cotton swab and isopropyl alcohol and making sure it is dry before trying it again. Please make sure laptop is not plugged in and battery is removed before you do this
  2. return to seller and ask for warranty
  3. if warranty is expired then you need to buy a new dvdwriter. Cheapest probably you can get it in ebay

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