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Dvd-rw drive malfunctioning

My dvd-rw drive cannot load or read any type of disk except a dvd disk. even a blank cd-r or dvd-r wont load, so i cant burn any disk also. even if there's a blank disk on the drive, while im trying to burn the disk using nero, the computer will prompt me to "insert a blank disk on the drive". i've tried updating the drive's driver, system restoring my system, updating the burning software i used (nero) but none of this solved the problem. please help!

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  • djross121 Aug 18, 2008

    Having the exact same problem. I tried updating Firmware drivers, found a few versions (YSOZ being the latest) to no avail and I don't still have the CD that came with the internal burner. As far as checking the lens I'm not sure what all that entails and don't want to make matters worse .. is it a simple procedure? Also using NERO 7.10.1 and it reads DVDs but nothing else, as OP stated it just says 'insert disk' or 'spins' a CD without reading it. Would DLing a different burn software help or any other suggestions?

  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2008

    I have exactly the same prob with the same burner.....but mine will only read audio disks and not dvd's,pc roms or blank media!!

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This is a long shot but I had similar trouble with another brand of drive. With these symptoms I assumed the lens would not go to its "home position". If you know what you are doing you can remove the covers and check to make syure the lens moves freely. Good luck and let me know....MM85

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Please Check :-
1) Whether U R using the Proper NERO. I want to mean, try installing the NERO which was provided with the DVD-RW+ Drive.
2) Check whether there is a Firmware Upgrade available for your DVD-RW+ Drive with the help of provided CD/DVD and a compatible Software.

Posted on Jul 27, 2008

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