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Won't recognize CD Rs

I have the DVD740 and all of a sudden it will not recognize CDR's. It worked fine until maybe a month ago I guess. Burned some audio Cd's for the truck and it was fine and then all of a sudden nothing, but it still does DVD's fine. When I insert a CDR, it jut tells me the drive is empty. Any advice?

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  • JenniferLynn Mar 09, 2008

    I keep everything updated. ** CDR brands at all work, but any DVD is fine. I've read that this seems to be a common problem, though ** one seems to find a fix. I absolutely love the drive and I would hate to lose it. But this is getting pretty bothersome. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drive to ** avail also. Got desperate e**ugh I went and got an old memorex CD burner from an old computer, but it won't work with XP.. it wants me to run ME.. gosh that's been awhile..

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Hmm..odd..to say the least..you using another kind of CDR? and did you update your dvd drivers lately?

Posted on Mar 09, 2008

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Mar 09, 2008

    this can happen you know..the cd/dvr players are like the old floppies..short lifespan..

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