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HP LightScribe 740i dvd burner/ wont read dvds

I have an hp dvd 740i 16x double-layer lightscribe drive and it reads and burns music cds but wont read or recognize dvds....? It doesn't show anything in "my computer" in disc drive when a dvd is in.

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Im having trouble with my drives it wont read the cd or burn the cd or dvd


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If your LG SecurDisc 20x Internal Double-Layer DVD RW/CD-RW Super Multi Drive w/LightScribe does not read disc, burn cds or dvd, then it means there is a problem with the lens of the LG SecurDisc 20x Internal Double-Layer DVD RW/CD-RW Super Multi Drive w/LightScribe.

You will have to replace the LG SecurDisc 20x Internal Double-Layer DVD RW/CD-RW Super Multi Drive w/LightScribe or have the lens replaced.

Be sure not to use the LG SecurDisc 20x Internal Double-Layer DVD RW/CD-RW Super Multi Drive w/LightScribe to watch movies as that weakens the lens easily.

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What does "multi layer support" mean. Does it write multi layer discs? or is it able only to read them? Also, what is a lightscribe?


Multi-Layer support means the drive can Read/Write a Dual-Layer discs.

Lightscribe means you can create a label on a disk.

Check these Links fro more information:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LightScribe

http://www.lightscribe.com/gettingstarted/index.aspx


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Burns dvds fine wont burn dual layer dvds


This is in no way a proper technical answer, but certain DVD burners like specific brands of media, I have heard this for years and it's true, but you seem to have tried several types of media brands. I would try a -R, from Verbatum, if that doesn't work take it back and try a different model, you have done everything that you are supposed to.I found that the -R works best for me in my desktop and laptop, one is Lightscribe other is not, the -R works best for me.

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It seems that what you have is a combo drive only :(
it only recognize DVD reading. no matter what driver you used. need to buy a dvd writer/ that said can write dvd.


Types of Optical Drives and CD/DVDs
Optical drive type Read from CD/DVD-ROM media Write to CDRW media Write to DVD ±RW/R media Write to DVD +R DL media Write label to LightScribe CD-RW Write to DVD-RAM media DVD-ROM Drive Yes No No No No No DVD and CD-RW Combo Drive Yes Yes No No No No DVD±RW/R and CD-RW Combo Drive with Double- Layer support Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes LightScribe DVD±RW/R and CD-RW Combo Drive with Double- Layer support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Blu-Ray Disc DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive with Double-Layer support Yes Yes* Yes Yes No Yes *Low speed (4X) and high speed (4-12X) are supported. UHS-RW (24X and 32X CD-RW) is not supported.

NOTE: Some of the optical drives listed may not be supported by your computer. The listed drives are not necessarily all of the supported optical drives.

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Try going to www.lightscribe.com and using their program. It works really well for me

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Dvd writer for toshiba satellite pro


HP dvd1040i 20x Super Multiformat DVD Writer

Price: $69.99

 

  Internal drive (double layer) 

 Write speed: 8x double layer, 20x DVD±R, 48x CD-R

Rewrite speed: 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD+RW, 32x CD-RW

Read speed: 16x DVD-ROM; 48x CD-ROM

Lightscribe disc-labeling technology

one-year limited warranty....

 

 

 

 

HP dvd1040e 20x Super Multi DVD Writer

 

External drive (double layer)

  • •   Write speed: 8x double layer, 20x DVD±R, 48x CD-R
  • •   Rewrite speed: 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD+RW, 32x CD-RW
  • •   Read speed: 16x DVD-ROM; 48x CD-ROM
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    one-year limited warranty....

    Price: 109.99

     

    These are the best DVD writers....

     

    Lightscribe technology is where you can burn your pictures on the disc as a label..... This is Hp's latest technology

     

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