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I was given a Dell Inspiron 530 with Vista sp1 x64. The dvd drive will read from magazine dvds but not burn or read new dvds. Poweriso says burn successfull but the dvd is blank. Everest and Speccy find the dvd without a problem and device driver says it is fine. I installed new drivers to no avail.It is set on mastered. I beleive this doesnt matter.It will not burn for other burn programs.Explorer cannot access it at all.I dont have old drivers.It is a PLDS DVD+RW DH-16A6S ATA device. Is there anything I can do?

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With what program are you burning the DVD? You mean PowerISO? If you have Nero or other CD/DVD Burning program, burn the file as Image, not directly to the DVD and after the burning is completed, reburn the image file to the DVD. Sometimes this helps.

And I don't think this is possible with PowerISO.

You can also try with another DVD or CD Brand or Make, sometimes some media (dvd or cd) aren't compatible with the drives, in that case, switching the media brands will fix the issue.

If you have another computer where you can connect the drive, dismount the drive and connect it to the other computer, now try burning dvd or cd from the other computer. If the problem persists, there's internal problem with the dvd drive, you better claim the warranty or get another replacement. You can repair it, but repairing and purchasing a new one will cost you more or less similar.

If it works on another computer, then try with another data cable. You can also try changing the Master to Slave drive.

Let me know when you are done and what you can do with what I've mentioned.

Thanks and awaiting.

Posted on Oct 02, 2010

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