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Source drive not ready on 1 - 7 cd/dvd copier

Every time i try to copy on my 1-7 cd/dvd duplicator it tells me source drive not ready this is a stand alone machine not connected to a computer please addvise

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Re: source drive not ready on 1 - 7 cd/dvd copier

Is it old? when a ROM have trouble in its lens that won't enable it to read any disc, then it will always tell you that drive is not ready.

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Hi there check the source drive by placing a cd in the draw close n draw wait 2 seconds open and see if the cd has rotated. If not then the drive is faulty. If so you may still have a faulty source drive check by placing audio cd in there if sound great if not Faulty.

Thanks J

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