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DVD writer problem

Q: DVD writer problem

Hello My old and faithful Lite-on HW1673s cd/dvd writer tells me to "insert blank disc" It used to be occaisionally and I simply put in a different disc but now its all the time regardless of disc quality or type. If it is goosed can anybody tell me a generic replacement or can I just get any one that sounds good on Amazon? Alan

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A: DVD writer problem

All one has to do to replace cd/dvd writer is unplug the old one and plug the new one in it should not matter the brand or anything and unless u are using Windows 98 u shoud not need any software.
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A:CD Re-Writer / Dvd Writer Problem

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A:CD/DVD Writer/BD Reader Not Recognized as Writer By Dell 8100

Try this:
Solved DVD drive missing - Windows 10 Forums

and this:
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A:dvd writer problem

Try this (1):

Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs

Fix problems with CD or DVD drives that can

The CD drive or the DVD drive does not work as expected on a computer that is running Windows Vista

Try this(2):
1) Shut down PC.
2) Physically disconnect the CD/DVD Drive.
3) Reboot to Windows with NO DVD drive.
4) Shut down PC.
5) Physically reconnect the CD/DVD Drive.
6) Reboot to Windows with DVD drive.
7) Check Device status.
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A:Problem: CD Writer or CD's??

In Nero, after you have gone through the wizard, if you click on Recorder, Choose Recorder, what comes up?
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A:DVD Writer Problem

Originally Posted by lau0625

I have a toshiba satelite a300-1ec and i recently reinstalled windows vista.
The problem i have is that my DvdWriter doesn't recognize the dvd's that i played before the reinstallation of windows.The dvd discs that i use are Memorex DVD-R.I am very curios why this type of dvd was recognized before the re-installation of windows...(i was able to burn this type of dvd with no problems)...and now..after i installed windows it doesn't work anymore...Though i mention that the same type of dvd discs from pleomax samsung are playable(DVD-R).
I hope i explained my problem...and get some help!!!

It sounds like the issue isn't the Memorex DVD-R, but what you have recorded on them possibly. You may need to download and install the proper codecs for the format you are using.
If that doesnt work, check the drivers for your dvdwriter. They may need to be reinstalled as well.
Hope this helps you somewhat.
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A:dvd rom/writer problem

Whichever drive you use most seldom attach with the hard drive. Keeping them on separate channels and see if that helps.

Unfortunately two burners usually don't play nice in the pc.

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i also get the message that the burning process was successful...

but.................the Blank media remains absolutely blank...

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pls help asap.

A:CD-Writer Problem

What program are you trying to use to burn the CD's with?

Also, if your disc are the kind that are shiny on both sides, you need to make sure that you put the correct side facing down. I hate to admit it, but I've had those type of disc in the past and put the wrong side down LOL, were only human after all

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A:DVD writer problem

We have excellent luck with the LG drives.
What software are you using? Just Windows? Or Nero, Record Now, Creator, Express Burn?
Doubt that an 80 conductor 40 connector ribbon cable would make a difference.
Is the drive properly jumpered as Master or Cable Select with all plugs firmly installed? Some cables will plug in one pin off.
This could be a bad drive. Though new, that happens. They are built so cheaply. I would trade out with another drive, old or used, to see if the same configuration makes a difference. IF so, the drive is bad. Otherwise, your software setup is the problem.
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When that happened to my burner it turned out the burner itself had developed a fault and I had to replace it.
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A:New DVD/CD Writer problem

Both are IDE drives with jumpers for Master, Slave or Cable Select. Have you checked to be sure the new drive is configured the same as the old one?
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A:DVD Writer Problem

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A:Problem with DVD Writer

I think there is a separate laser for read and write, and it could have failed but ask for a second opinion. Will this drive read a store bought DVD?
The fact a TSST drive can't read it's own writing comes as no big surprise to me.
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A:CD Writer Problem

well, try different cdr media. try different speeds.
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A:DVD Writer Problem

What burning program do you use?
Are you sure you are burning DVD and not CD?
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A:cd/dvd writer big problem

What brand is your laptop? Posting your model number would help.

If this is a OEM laptop like Dell or HP, i can't imagine them selling you a model is only compatible with one standard (+) or (-); usually those OEM models are compatible with both.
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A:CD Writer Problem

Originally posted by mattfugs
The drive is recognized by the computer, but any blank or burned cd are recognized.Click to expand...

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A:problem with cd/dvd writer

try another drive... they are about $17~25 nowadays. The lasers wear out.

Don't recommend you dump all that info unless asked for. Optical drives have a fairly high failure rate, they are cheap so they aren't made to last.
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A:dvd/cd writer problem

If your DVD writer only supports +R / +RW, then you cannot use -R / - RW DVD's to burn.

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A:Dvd Writer Problem

i am having a similar problem; drive are working properly; disks can be read/opened/copied; cannot burn data on new cdrw..message there is no cdrw in the drive, but it is really there!
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A:cd-writer problem

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A:Is it my DVD writer problem or software driver problem?

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A:Problem with DVD reader/writer

Try this for a start to clean out any spyware etc download and give it a run not saying it will cure the problem straight off but its a start ...
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A:Pioneer DVD writer problem.

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Download it and unpack it to a folder on your C: drive. (eg C:\Smartcop)
This program is a simple little stand-alone no update kind of scanner.
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Switch off your normal antivirus monitor program.
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I had the same thing happen to my burner, it went to a "K'' drive also. found that it needs a firmware upgrade from bh04 to fh04. also try slowing down the burn speed as well. this is the link for the upgrade of the firmware on the HP site.
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A:Problem with LG Bluray Writer HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH14NS40

Hi redhotpoker,

Welcome onboard.

Did you try a different power cable? And a different power connector from the power supply?

Edit: Even with a freshly installed OS you have the same problem with the same model, I would suspect a manufacturing defect with that batch. Will you be willing to return it and change to a different brand, say ASUS or Liteon? ( I have no idea of the current models of various manufacturers. You may look for recent reviews on current models before choosing one.)

And then, if you can manage to borrow an external BD writer, you may check with it. It can categorically establish whether it is really a problem with the current internal drive.
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Welcome to TSG....

Try this and use Internet Explorer

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