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Won't burn When I first plug my AOpen Duw1608/ARR DVD +-RW in (USB) it says its a DVD burener, as soon as I put a DVD blank into it, it changes to a CD player and will not burn disks.

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Check which flate cable do you have for its connection. AOpen recommendation is for 80-wire ATA-66/100 cable. In case this is not the cable you have, you should replace it. (The ATA/66/100 IDE cable is made from 80-conductor wire with 40 pin connectors, providing the superior ground spacing required by the ATA/66/100 specs, and allowing the full 100 Mbps burst transfer rate). Another AOpen recommendation is to configur the unit as a "Master" and not as a slave. Good luck

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