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CD RW/ DVD RW Drive Will not read and Burned discs or burn to blank discs

My CD / DVD RW Drive on my Satellite Notebook ( I don't know what model it is but it is about 2.5 yrs old with a 1.5 ghz processor if that helps) will no longer read any cd or dvd that has been burned, it just thinks there is a blank disc in the drive. Additionally, it has an error anytime I try to burn something to a blank disc. Other than that the drive will read store bought cds and dvds just fine. It seems like a software problem, but I don't really know what to do. Please help.

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  • Roy Millington
    Roy Millington Apr 16, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem, I have tried updating drivers to no avail. Its hopeless. It went like this just after the warranty ceased.


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I suggest a firmware update from Toshiba. If this does not help then your laser in the drive is no longer capable of this task. Also just thought about it but make sure the media that you are burning to is the same as the drive + or - R's

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