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Will not burn new dvd. It will copy the original but will not burn. I didnt have this problem until I had to upgrade my dvd burner.

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When you bought this new dvd burner did it come with software to user for burnning if so un-install your older version and install that software

the dvd burn may not be compatible with that older version of the software .

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