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prob w xw4300 dvd rw

by bagadonut / May 24, 2014 12:28 AM PDT

she has win 7 ultimate
the burner reads dvd
it burns cd
i put in dvd-r it thinks nothing is in drive
i put in a +r and it says disc is unrecordable
what gives

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(NT) Did you try a new drive?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 24, 2014 2:14 AM PDT
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NT) Did you try a new drive
by bagadonut / May 24, 2014 2:59 AM PDT

no dont want to buy new drive unless i have to then i would have an xtra drive with no computer
say then again i could buy a new bare bones comp to put the new drive in ahh hah

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You could also buy a USB DVD-RW drive
by James Denison / May 24, 2014 3:07 AM PDT

Use it with any computer you want.

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Then a repair shop is next.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 24, 2014 3:11 AM PDT

They'll fix what sounds like a failing drive and offer to dispose of the old drive too. Once in a while I find owners that have to have it done. The story sounds like the old issue of a failing drive. Sometimes the only way for some owners to get it fixed is to let others fix it.

Again, the issues of old optical drives are legend. Some owners want the old drive to be repaired or resurrected which is rarely possible. I did not duplicate the web here about lens cleaning.

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New drives are less than $20 & easy to replace.
by wpgwpg / May 24, 2014 3:57 AM PDT

Your computer appears to be around 7 years old, so it's more than old enough for things to wear out. A new CD/DVD drive costs less than $20, and you can replace them in about 10 minutes. You just pull the covers, remove two cables & 4 screws, replace the drive, and reverse the process. No software changes are necessary because Windows will find and load the driver for it if it needs a different driver. You can also buy an external USB drive for around $25 that you could use with any computer.
Good luck.

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