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Acer Aspire 5100-3583 dvd-ram wo't burn to dvd

When a blank dvd of any kind is inserted it makes a clicking sound. It is able to read cd's and dvd's. I haven't tried to burn to a cd yet. The drive is Matshita uj-850s.

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Sounds like your cdrw is shot need to change it >

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