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Won't Recognize Blank Maxell DVD+R Disks that I Try to Burn!

I built a Windows XP Pro SP-2 computer using an LGA 775 EVGA nForce SLI 680i 122-CK-NF68-A1 motherboard with an Intel Core 2 Duo Quad Q6600 2.40 GHz processor G0 Stepping at factory clock speed, Cooler Master Real Power Pro 850 PSU, A matched pair of Corsair Dominator 1 GB DDR-2 1066 MHz PC2-8500 C5D RAM (2 x 1 GB) with factory 5-5-5-15 timing at 2.10 volts, an EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS 640 GB P2-N821-AR Graphics Card at factory speed, 2 x 750 GB Seagate Barracuda Hard Drives in RAID 0, LiteOn DH-16D2P08C 16x DVD-ROM (ATPI/IDE), and a LiteOn LH-20A1L-06C (BL06 firmware update) DVD Writer with LightScribe Super AllWrite SATA Manufactured Sept. 2007. I had a power cable with a loose 4 prong pin that I replaced on my Cooler Master 1000 Cosmos case, but after I solved THAT problem (burner NOT recognized by BIOS or Windows XP Pro!) I STILL could not get Burner to recognize either a blank Maxell DVD+R disk or a blank Maxell DVD-R disk. I have loaded the latest updates from the EVGA site for the motherboard BIOS, and all available drivers from the installation CD-ROM for the motherboard, graphics card, and Creative SoundBlaster Audigy 2 sound card. I tried unplugging the SATA Data cord and plugging it back into another SATA port with no effect...then I REPLACED the data cord with No effect! I RELOADED the CD-ROM motherboard drivers (except the BIOS update) and STILL no effect! I checked the LiteOn Website for any updates and found only a BLO2 firmware update...So, I'm wondering... what have I missed here?...

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  • dsstrohm2007 Jan 16, 2008

    Thanks for the fast response Supermanchic! I'm sure glad I only paid $35 for that Burner! I've learned a valuable lesson: Always check power connections many, many times BEFORE you energize the system! Now I'm going to order that Plextor Burner that I almost bought when I started building this monster! I think I will mount my dead Burner on the wall as a permanent reminder that you can NEVER be too careful!...

  • Skipracor Feb 10, 2008

    Mitsumi cr 48X9TE wo't reconize Maxell DVD-R light on cdr blinks green.



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Not a 4-prong power connector with SATA. ...mine has quit working after a very short period of use. Won't read or write. I can eject from Explorer/WMP-10. I'm still trying to find a driver...

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Sounds like your loose 4 prong may have shorted the burner drive on a power on- it may just be that simple- it died...

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