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I just installed a Pioneer DVR-115DBK cd/dvd writer (burner). My computer recognizes it, it says it's working properly, but the little green light on the front of the burner keeps flashing. Whenever I put a (GOOD) Blank dvd-r disc into the tray, my software program keeps saying that the disc is not empty. I've tried this with 3 separate brand new dvd-r discs, and keep getting the same message. I have the tray open right now, and the light is still constantly flashing. It flashes twice then pauses, then twice, pauses, etc.

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Check your device in master mode after disconnecting and reconnecting cables. Access your machine in safe mode to fix internal issues. Thanks

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Disconnect the dvd rw and again reconnect the cables then try once again and check the device is in master mode or slave.if again not solved then Contact the dealer from where you purchase dvd writer.

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