The drive will not recognize any disc that is inserted. I've replaced the drive with another of the exact same model, and I'm still having the problem. I'm running Windows 2000, Ver. 5.0, SP4. Is there a driver somewhere that may fix the issue?? Thanks!
Is your DVD drive supports Dual Layer? Because if you use a Dual Layer on your DVD burner that does not support DL's it has a big possibility that it won't work. Try a single layer, or if you want to still use DVD DL's I suggest buying a single CD/DVD DL drive. Preferably with Blue Ray capabilities. Technology is even expanding right now. Of course it will cost more, but I think that it will be worth it.
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Re: Drive won't recognize discs
The blank media must be compatible with the burner drive that you're using... meaning if the drive is for CD-R you can only use CD-R blanks not CD+R. if the drive is CD-/+R then you can use either CD-R or CD+R
My Dell laptop just started having this problem also. I've never had any problems, but all of a sudden it won't recognize any disc that is put into it. Is there a solution without buying a new computer? DG
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It seems like you have a hardware issue, clean lens with rubbing alcohol and a Q-Tip gently, allow several minutes to dry, if no change, remove screw from the bottom where the drive is and take it out, now reseat it back in place, if still the same go to www.ebay.com Type: make and model of laptop, refine search to cd/dvd driver.
From the description the new DVD driver is defective and should be returned if still under warranty. The only concern that I have is the replacement you got is identical to the original and that it is not a aftermarket product, because they don't have the same specifications as the original.
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That means there is something wrong with your driver. If it cannot read any disc you inserted then the problem exist in your drive. You don't need to reinstall any driver as long as you can see your drive being recognized by your computer and you can see your drive in the My Computer with a letter indicated on it. Your drive is in need for a replacement. This problem indicates a hardware failure specifically the lens of the device.
what do you mean not recognized? not detecting the drive or not reading? if not recognized by windows you can check the driver for drives in the windows if not reading it is the lens problem..if the lens problem, the solution only is to replace the lens or to replace the whole drive
You need to let me know what type of PowerBook G4 it is as the
instructions for each are different. However, what I will do is give
you the links to the appropriate sites and some instructions for them:
First you need to reset the Power Management Unit (PMU). To do this refer to THIS page. A little way down is a heading 'PowerBook and iBook models covered in this document'. Select the model listed in blue below this which will take you lower down the page to the instructions for your model.
After restarting try your drive again. If it doesn't work, try a dvd drive cleaning disc.
If it still doesn't work your drive is Kaput! If you're near Kent in the UK then I can help you out. If not find a local Apple Specialist who can replace the drive for you.
A couple of quick observations:
-If you have two or more optical drives you could be inserting the disk in the wrong one.
-You may have just misspoke when you said *insert into the DVD/CD burner drive a CD-R disc* but just to make sure you need to be inserting a blank DVD disk and not a blank CD.
No offence intended, especially since I?ve made both of these mistakes in the past myself :)