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My dvd burner doesn't burn dvds

Hi, My dvd burner is burning cds normaly but i am having a problem with burning the dvds. It says that it has a problem writting to a disk. Also it says that I should clean the disk remove all fingerprints atc... I tried several new blank discs and I get the same problem. Anything that would lead to solve this problem will be appreciated. Thank you very much Ondra P.s. I am using "sonic record now" version 6.5.3 I've tried older version of nero before and I had similar problem

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  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2007

    I have an Asus dvd which doesn't burn. Every time I go through the Nero burning procedure it asks me to put a proper CD-R.

  • Anonymous Nov 14, 2007

    My dvd burner is burning cds normaly but i am having a problem with burning the dvds. It says that it has a problem writting to a disk.
    I tried several new blank discs and I get the same problem.



    Lite On SOHW-1633S DVD±RW Dual Layer Burner

    All drives were updated!

    Anything that would lead to solve this problem will be appreciated.

    Thank you very much


  • ericstove Dec 03, 2007

    dvd drive does all except burn videos. i can write video files but can't burn video.

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2007

    liteon sohw 1633s stopped burning CDs and DVDs. It plays both types normal however, when I go to burn a disc it makes some sort of grinding sound. Is it time to replace?

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2007

    during the put dvd on the drive the system is hang

  • jzbeto Dec 09, 2007

    it start but is unable to finish writing the disc

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2007

    I have an LG dvd burner, and it also stopped burning dvd's.

    It can read CD's.
    It can burn CD's.
    It can read DVD's
    But now it just can't burn DVD's

    I completely reinstalled windows XP, after a complete erase of my hd. Completely reinstalled disk burning software, the Nero disc that came with the burner. I even tried about 3 other burning programs. Still nothing. When I take out the DVD I just tried to burn and put it back in to see what the computer can read of it, explorer stops responding and I have to do a control+alt+delete just to end the program just so I can remove the disk.

    I've had the burner for about 2 years. However, I have burned many, many DVD's of a lot of high school football games I've video taped and other video work I've done. Still, I'd think a burner should last more than 2 years...?

    I'm giving up, and just buying a different one, probably a different brand. LG website has nothing to be found as far as troubleshooting this type of problem. So my best possible guess is the burner is just dying. Just a guess as I'm not familiar with the mechanics involved, but I'm more than confident in saying it's a hardware problem.

    I see it's been over a year since the original post, I guess I'm just writing this for the sake of other internet surfers who found this post as I did with the same kinds of problem.

  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2007

    i can't burn dvd

  • sdeedee Dec 23, 2007

    My SM-308 will not play or burn dvds. will burn cds.

  • 123qwerty Jan 08, 2008

    Sony 720UL DVD burning fails. I have Windows XP SP2 and have updated the firmware on the Sony drive. I've connected the drive another XP machine and also a PC running Vista and got the same results. I then connected a Mad Dog DVD Burner and used the same DVD+R that failed in the Sony drive and the burn was Successful. What's up with that? I was originally using Nero-6 then loaded Roxio-8 and the Sony drive still fails to write DVDs.

    Any Suggestions?

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2008

    3.2GHZ AMD Sempron
    LG DVD-R Burner

    Same harddrives as before yet this new SATA DVD-R will not burn DVD's.

  • John Jan 23, 2008

    When I first installed the burner it worked fine. It burnt everything CD's,DVD's. Now ti only burns CD's, I looked in my device manager and it only shows that it is an CD-R / CD-RW burner. Do I need to install a new driver for this, or can I just unplug it from the mother board and plug it back in .


  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2008

    My HP Pavilion a430n combo DVD writer / CD-writer is not burning DVD's I tried to burn with 4 different DVD burn programs.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2008

    The format option is missing from my computer. I have tried to burn DVD's using Nero 6 and Nero 8 but this has failed, I don't know how to format the DVD in any other way, or if this is really necessary with Nero.

  • Retronix Apr 16, 2008

    well i have some a lg dvd burner, and it used to work pretty decenty but lately i im been forced to keep useless information in my pc, 'cause my dvdrw seems to be werck... i tracked the problem down and found out that it was something called DMA that is turn off and not letin' me work as normal, i knew something like that was the problem since im still able to play dvd as normal...

    im realy needin' your help...
    if you have the answer to my problem mail me at:
    [email protected]

    any help will help!

  • jason eulette
    jason eulette May 05, 2008

    my dvd burn ok but it freezes

  • khoo Jun 12, 2008

    i have some problem too cannot burn DVD

  • hdukhie Jul 16, 2008

    Using XP Home and Nero6 Ultra Edition. CD copied successfully message, but cannot play CD on this drive nor any other drive. Haven't tried DVDs yet.

  • Anonymous Jul 28, 2008

    my dvd drive is not regonised the dvd present in it. but the drivers are properly installed in it.. i dont know what to do.

  • jun1art Aug 11, 2008

    well,.. My LG DVD-RW GH-20 can't read at all (or too slow to read?)

    HELP ME!!!

  • Anonymous Nov 08, 2008

    I can't burn dvds

  • rock48569 Dec 11, 2008

    my LG dvd writer writes the mp3 format in 10mins but not a data format

  • DK DK
    DK DK May 11, 2010

    amd athlon 64 procesor 3000+ 1,81 ghz
    1,00 gb ram (2x512). HD 60 gb.
    asus a8n-vm 939

    Samsung SHW08A DVD±RW
    the error says that I cannot burn dvd+r because already wrote
    but it is not true, I already tested with many different's dvd.




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Bun the dvd player itself !

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If you use a 4X compatible DVD+RW and try to write on it using an LG DVD Writer (which supports 8x) would you have a problem? I had a problem. I think speeds are not compatible, so it fails to write or erase a DVD+RW. Maybe you can check what sort of DVD you are using, what speeds the disk can work on, because writing data at 8x speeds on a 4x compatible disk makes no sense.

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There are a few issues with dvd burning and dvd burners. Firstly, the actual brabd of dvdr you use will be different with many dvd burners and with avd players too. I can play some burnt dvds on my player but not others, and some will play for me but not my friends player. Finding which brands work for your system (i find tdk dvd -R gold work on many sytems. They are about $40.00 for 50. Second, is the burning speed. You can try slowing it down in the burners menu. If the dvd will go throught the process then not copy, you may need to use an extra utility, ( post if you need links to these) such as anydvd or dvd 2 one. Some dvds are harder to burn than others. Lastly, if you have read errors, it could be the actual driver or the burner itself. Try unistalling it, reinstalling, try updated driver, or try cleaning the laser with a dvd cleaner laser disc (not a cd one!!!, ther are two different ones) good luck all.

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I can burn music and dvd's but my dvd play and stop and freeze up i have tried new disc and it still do the same thing but it does not do it on cd what could it be!!!!!!!!

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I need a bit more input please. I need to know your computer specs, (operating system and ram especially), an exact copy of the error message you recieve, and the brand of dvd's you're using. (I'll assume you know you need a dvdr to burn a dvd). Please supply this information and I will assist you all I can.

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I know one which is easy to use and has good quality. That is AVS Disc Creator.
Why not have a try?
It is a professional dvd creator to convert popular video to dvd. It allows you to burn videos & audio directly to DVD/CD discs easily and fast. ISO Image and Blu-Ray Data Discs Support. You can free trail it here:

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SOURCE: nec dvd+-rw nd-6650a stop burning dvds

It's time to replace the defective (and probably warranty-expired) unit.

If your computer is a notebook, not a desktop, it's best to take the computer to a qualified technician, to disassemble your computer, and replace the drive.

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