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My gx270 is not recognizing blank dvd disc...how

My dell gx270 is not recognizing blank dvd disc...how can i fix it? It will read cd-r and dvd movies but I want to burn movies on discs. I have the memorex brand

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Make sure both the discs and the lens of the cd drive are very clean alot of the time any damage to either will make reading blank discs a chore for any computer

Posted on Apr 26, 2010

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