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Sony CD / DVD DRU-510A. Reads CD's and DVD's, burns CD's, but will not recognize blank DVD's. Sony support page states: 4X DVD-RW Media Compatibility Notice Please Note: 4X DVD-RW media is not compatible for recording with your drive, please use 1X or 2X compatible DVD-RW media only. Why won't it recognize 4x blank disc's anymore?

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Hello hdavison
Make sure you are using compatible media ( DVD-RW ? DVD+RW ? )
Otherwise , your device is defective . A new one will kost you only a few $ or £ or € and it would be useless to submit your drive to a repair office .
Best regards
fanaudi .

Posted on Mar 17, 2011

Testimonial: "fanaudi, thanks I had a blonde moment - haa! The media I tried is 4x DVD+RW. I just ordered the 2x DVD-RW discs and will see if that works."

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    You' re welcome hdavison . Good luck with the new media . fanaudi .

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Well a quick check here says it should manage 4 x DVD write speeds:-

http://reviews.cnet.com/dvd-drives/sony-dru-510a/4507-3212_7-21226932.html

The only thing I can think of is that lens may have some dust on it, try a CD lens cleaning disk or a blast of air from an aerosol spray can.

After this, I'm afraid its down a replacement.

Posted on Mar 17, 2011

Testimonial: "Thanks, I will try cleaning it first and will go from there. "

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