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CD-RW Drive help!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by IgneousPrime, Sep 13, 2003.

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  1. IgneousPrime

    IgneousPrime Thread Starter

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    Hey all. I'm having an odd problem with my CD-RW drive. WHen I put in a CD, it reads it perfectly. But when I try and copy a CD it doesn't burn. I also tried 5 dif. programs, so I know it's my CD-RW thats messed up somehow. What Can I do? Maybe the laser is messed up? Thanks.
     
  2. mobo

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    You can try a firmware update from the manugacturer website as well as cleaning the laser with a cdrom cleaner.
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    If you do a little looking, rebate deals on new CD-RW drives are as low as $10 after rebate. I'd consider buying a new one. If it used to work, I doubt that the firmware suddenly changed to render it non-working.
     
  4. BTex

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    what burning software are you using. I know with nero you have at option to burn to your hard drive and you can have to select the cd rom or the hard drive? a thought you may have to choose a recorder
     
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