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My CD burner is not recognizing blank CDs

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by awulff06, Dec 28, 2007.

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  1. awulff06

    awulff06 Thread Starter

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    My CD burner is not recognizing blank CDs.

    Can someone help?
     
  2. havago

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    if you are using nero the best thing to do is uninstal the proggy then reinstal that normaly solves the problem
     
  3. awulff06

    awulff06 Thread Starter

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    Havago,
    I do not use Nero. I use itunes. If I uninstall and then reinstall, will I lose my music?

    Do you think this is a hardware problem? Is my burner possibly dirty? Would you happen to have a suggested method of cleaning the burner? I have cats and I'm afraid cat hair has gotten inside my pc.
     
  4. Rich-M

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    How old is burner? What brand? Computer is____? How about some clues here to help!
     
  5. gamerbyron

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    Also, Be more specific why you cannot burn the blank cds.
     
  6. awulff06

    awulff06 Thread Starter

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    My computer is an HP Pavillion a1340n. It is 2 years old. The DVD/CD burner came with the computer. If I have my itunes launched and insert a blank CD, itunes does not recognize the blank CD, and will continue to ask me to insert a blank CD. I tried the same thing with Windows Media Player, and had the same outcome. This problem has been occuring for about 3 or 4 months. When the blank CD is inserted, my computer makes noises and has a flashing green light, like it is trying to read it, but it never recognizes the blank disk.

    Do you have any suggestions on what I should do?
     
  7. Rich-M

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    Sounds like the drive is NG. You could open up the tower and reseat the cable and plug, but there really isn't much else to do.
     
  8. Satsumomo

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    Does this happen with ANY blank disc? Some drives have trouble reading certain types of blank discs.

    You didn't mistakenly buy blank DVDs, did you? ;)
     
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