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Cd/dvd drive problem

Inserted blank disc and drive will not recognize actual disc in drive after burning a few already. Laptop brand new! Device manager says everything working properly. Help! Trying to backup files before extended use.

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Have an acer aspire 5315 and the hard drice crashed. hard drive was replaced but need to locate recovery disk to reload the system.

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It's the **** drive acer installs...

use SONY disks and the problems go away

Posted on Jul 12, 2008

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Try with another brand of disk; the Matsushita UJ870 drive of our 5315 burn my Sony CD's but not my Philips CD's (my Compaq V2617LA with an older Matsushita UJ840 drive has burned Phillips CD's in the last two monts)... Remember: CD and DVD lassers are different. I think because of that, i haven't see problems with Sony, Philips and Samsung DVD's... only with CD's...

Posted on Jul 07, 2008

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