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CDW niether reads ,plays burn or writes CD's DVD works great does not hve burner

My dvd drive is not a burner. It is working plays DVDs good but my CD does not do anything i been told by hp that there are two lasers in product one for CD and one foDVD and my laser for CD is probaly burned out

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Re: CDW niether reads ,plays burn or writes CD's DVD...

If the laser stops working then the only solution is replacment or repair oderwise there is no remedy available!!

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Re: CDW niether reads ,plays burn or writes CD's DVD...

There are no remedies for a failer laser except to replace the device.

Posted on Jan 26, 2008

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Hi mikey7420 ,

The drive name itself is the clue to know whether it can burn dvds or not.

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  • Perhaps the one who told you did not understand your question properly , and understood it , in the sense that it can read CDs as well as DVDs , as far as Dvd-ROM drives are concerned many shopkeepers who are especially new working in the shop just make a guess and answer our question which could lead to this misunderstanding or incorrect information being passed on.
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You said that you are able to burn DVDs on other computer so please check the label on the DVD drive.. it should be DVD-RW/DVD+RW drive

Hope that helps.. :)

Thanks and Regards,

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