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Cd/Dvd burner stopped working on my laptop

I have a Cd/Dvd burner built in on my laptop and I went to burn a cd and it said no device detected. It has always worked in the past, on my old desktop I pressed F5 to check for cd burner. my new laptop does not have it. how do I reset it and fix it? i've tried the solutions you gave, but my laptop is still detecting my cd rw/dvd as cd rom i cannot burn nothing at all

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  • music_mike2 Aug 04, 2008

    what i trying to say is that when i want to burn some music onto a blank cd windows media player is asking me to connect a burner. so i tried adding the music though the burning software which "sonic" but i realise that it's not burning either. The laptop i have is a dell inspiron 1000 and it comes with cd rw/dvd rom which was working fine until this problem came up, now i cannot burn anything

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  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2009

    i have the same problem also but i have tohshiba windows vista

  • clark styx valencia
    clark styx valencia May 11, 2010

    what software do you use for burning?

  • Britain Turner
    Britain Turner May 11, 2010

    have you tried support.dell.com for the original cd-rw driver?

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When i try to burn discs i get message connect burner, my laptop is compatible to do all this

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First you'll want to check on your burning program and make sure the proper cd/dvd burner is checked if your burner offers that option.
What burning program do you use.If all seems well then try these steps.----------------

Right click my computer and then properties
Click on hardware then devices make sure your device is showing.If showing update your driver.
If it is not showing you'll need to go to add new hardware and add this device again.
Let me know how it works out.
They may be other solutions to try.

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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It could be that the burner has gone out in the drive, this is a common problem. Before you go and replace the drive, it could just be a simple driver glitch, try uninstalling the drivers for the CD drive from the device manager, then reboot. The machine will find the drive and reinstall the drivers. If this doesn't work then you can replace the drive.

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