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DVD drive burns DVD but not CD!!!

by foreverbluehotel / July 28, 2013 12:47 AM PDT

Dear All,

Need your help please.

I have an old Medion laptop with a DVD drive TSST corp CDDVDW SN-S083C [DVD,CD-RW].

For some strange reason recently, it stopped burning CDs but still able to burn DVDs.

I use Nero to make audio CDs, and it will goes through the whole process of burning, at the end, it will say the job was successful, but in actual fact, the CD was not burnt at all!

I tried using different brand of blank disc, still doesn't work. Yet I can still burn DVDs!?

This really puzzled me, is my DVD drive on its way out?

Your replies would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

FBH

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True!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 28, 2013 5:58 AM PDT

If you do your research there are two lasers in there so try the old lens cleaner and reduce the speed to 2X and hope it hangs in there but ----> I don't like old drives because the media it produces has resulted in bad reads on other PCs so I try the lens cleaner and tell them to replace it or ---> My Favorite -> get an USB DVDRW drive.
Bob

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firmware upgrade
by ShirleyHull / July 30, 2013 5:12 AM PDT

Did you go over the drive maker for a firmware upgrade for the drive, goes like that is your trouble. A lot of drives have the issue you refereed with burnable discs it is unable to acknowledge, it normally happens as the drive is only ready to acknowledge media that was useable when the firmware was created. With a burnable media it is unacquainted it just spins fast and goes duh.

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