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My DVD Burner won't read DVD's but it will read CD-R's

by noisykids / April 27, 2005 5:40 PM PDT

I have an LG 12xSuper Multi DVD Rewriter and run Windows Me. I have been using it sucessfully for the last 6 months to burn DVD's. Today when I tried to use it to burn a DVD it informed me that there was no disk in the drive - there definitely was a disk in the drive. I thought maybe there was something wrong with the DVD so I tried a few others but got the same message. The drive doesn't seem to have a problem reading CD-R's. I have tried re-installing the software but that doesn't help. I have also tried using a CD/LD Laser Lens Cleaner and that hasn't helped either. My guess is that the DVD Rewriter is cactus but I just want to make sure that I haven't overlooked anything basic before I send it away for repairs (since it's still under warranty.


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If it is under warranty, call your manufacturer
by glb613 / April 27, 2005 8:11 PM PDT

It sounds like the drive has failed.

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Try this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 27, 2005 9:16 PM PDT

Uninstall and install the DVD recording software.

-> Install CDBurnerXP and see if it can erase/record some DVDRW.


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CD Burner XP...
by toolbox20 / December 1, 2005 12:21 PM PST
In reply to: Try this. this an independent program, or a part of Windows XP? I have been having problems with an I/O Magic internal dvd+/-rw/+/-r drive, and since it doesn't even come with a drivers disk, I've been stumped. My problem is that when I put in a verbatim dvd+r dvd to burn, the limit set by the nero software lies at 8000 MB, which causes all kinds of wasted (expensive)disks; I try to only put in 4.2 GB on each disk but if there is ANY way to try and fix this, I would really be grateful).

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I forgot...
by toolbox20 / December 1, 2005 12:25 PM PST
In reply to: CD Burner XP...

sorry, I'm running Windows XP SP1 Home Edition on an EMachines T2040 with a 2.0 GHZ Intel Celeron Processor with 256 MB ram.

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Toolbox, It's A Third Party Program
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / December 1, 2005 12:47 PM PST
In reply to: I forgot...
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I had similar problem.
by johnm92 / April 27, 2005 10:42 PM PDT

I had a similar problem to yours but with a Dell computer.

A few steps to take before calling the manufacturer or engineer, if still under warranty.

1. Make sure that there is not dust/dirt in or around the drive. If needs be use an air blower to remove dust etc.

2. Uninstall then reinstall the software/drivers

3. Check via the device manager to see if there are any issues/problems with the device.

Have you tried burning onto the disks from another DVD burner, it could be that the disks are faulty.

Failing all that, then call manufacturer/Engineer.

Hope that this helps.

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In Nero
by chuckieu / December 2, 2005 3:12 AM PST
In reply to: I had similar problem.

The 1st screen loaded after you select it has a choice to make. At the top, you have to choose a drive, either DVD or CDRW. DVDs will not burn using the CDRW setting and CDs will not burn on the DVD setting. You will get a message like you are seeing. Hope this helps. chuck

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