dvd burner doesn't recognize blank disks

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murduk0420

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I have a lite-on dvdrw shw-160p6s dual layer burner and I've been using it for a year and a half so far with out problems but last week it stopped recognizing blank dvd and cd disks. At first if I did a certain procedure it would burn but that doesn't work no more, so before I go out and buy a new burner how can I see if this is a hardware problem or a soft ware problem.:)
 
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is it just blank dvd and cd media? does it recognize music and or data cds when you put one into the drive?
 

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yes, it still reads all disks put into it, it probably will burn too, it just doesn't recognize blanks. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling also. even downloaded updated firmware too.
 
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if it still reads commercial software,and music cds commericial DVD movies i would think that maybe think the batch of blank media you bought was a dud pack. Did you try to see if those discs you bought would burn on another dvd drive?
 
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I had a similar problem with a HP DVD burner. It would never "see" a blank CD-R, then slowly started not "seeing" blank DVD-R disks, regardless of brand or burning software. I tried installing new drivers, removing the CD burner, swapping interface and power cables, and using different brands of DVD-R disks. I read that some high speed CD burners and DVD burners conflict; that's why I removed the CD burner. This went on for 18 months. Nothing worked until I installed a new $40 LG drive that BB had on clearance. The new drive does it all, even burns cheap CD-R disks and the 50 rejected DVD-R disks the other drive wouldn't touch.
 
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Other than running a cleaner through it and re-seating cables, the drive is probably dying and the good news is they get more and more inexpensive to replace (probably the reason they don't last long anymore.)
 

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thanks all, I figured the burner was going out so I ordered a new one for $30
 
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Great, why not close this as solved by using thread tools up top.
 
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