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Dvd burner keeps telling me to insert a writable disc

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  • nelsoni Jul 13, 2008

    Can any please help. My Samsung DVD-HR720 no longer recognises either dvd-r or dvd-rws. Message asks for a blank disk or that the disk is corrupt. Is there a firmware upgrade available.Thanks

    Ian

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Try updating the firmware of the drive and uninstalling and reinstalling your writting software

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