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My cd/dvd driver doesn't write dvd's at all but has no problem writing cd's. Lately it doesn't open up inserted cd's and dvd's either. It opens some but not all. I have tried to write dvd's repeatedly and it writes for some time and then stops at the end and ejects the disk saying: insert a writable dvd. And the problem is not the disks because on other computers I can use them. It is HP 6730s.

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