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cd writer/burner not working

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by coker-cola, Jan 26, 2002.

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  1. coker-cola

    coker-cola Thread Starter

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    novice computer operator here needs help with cd burner/writter.. bought computer used and was working when I bought but when set up at home cd burner didn't work. I removed housing to make sure it was still plugged in ...then did a device manager check and it is "working properly". When a cd is inserted green light blinks then is steady (for on/disc) but the ready to write lite never lights. I have tried to write numerous cds but nothing happens....dics doesn't even spin.. Don't know what to do next....please help
    Thank you
     
  2. gethedge

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    It sounds like a hardware problem, it should spin automatically, internal ones at least, as soon as a cd is put in, even if all that is connected is the power cord. If it is external, you might try reassigning what COM port it is on.
     
  3. coker-cola

    coker-cola Thread Starter

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    yes it is an internal cd burner/writer.....I placed a different cd in and it sounded like it spun a bit..... upon removing the cd, the marks on the cd where in different places. But ready light still not on
    thank you for the quick reply
     
  4. slipe

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    If you put a normal factory pressed program CD in the burner, can you read it? It should work just like a CD-ROM drive for normal (not CDR or RW) CDs.
     
  5. coker-cola

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    Followed your
    nothing...can't read contents ANY ideas???
    thank you
     
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