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Timmah23748

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my dvd burner seems to be acting very strange
i tried to burn an audio cd but it says there isn't a disk in there when there is
it makes a clicking noise when the cd is in and then ejects it and says its not there. my other cd drive works but its not a burner
please help me
im running win xp home
 
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Does it read CDs or DVDs with data already on them ok?

How old is the drive? Is it still under warranty?

Clicking noises from any kind of drive is usually a bad sign. (Impending death.)
 

Timmah23748

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JSanguancheu said:
Does it read CDs or DVDs with data already on them ok?

How old is the drive? Is it still under warranty?

Clicking noises from any kind of drive is usually a bad sign. (Impending death.)
the drive is maybe a year and a half old and it doesn't really read anything
 

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A clicking noise is the DVD drive trying to read the disc multiple times and failing to do so. It does not always indicate impending failure. You might try a different brand of CD disc and see if that works. DVD drives will usually read all kinds of CD's, though. If the DVD drive is unable to read data from any type of CD or DVD disc, then it is probably malfunctioning.
 

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so do you have any tips like...should i kick it or sumthing
jk but really anything is appreciated
 
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Timmah23748 said:
**** dude do you know how expensive they are...i don't have that kinda cash
If its broke what would you like us to do about it, try the lens cleaner idea, if your really lucky that may be all it is. Stuff does break down you know, people with no money should probably not have expensive toys. But you know how this stuff goes, I paid $350 us for a cd-rw when they first came out, now their giving them away in cereal boxes.
 

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brite750 said:
If its broke what would you like us to do about it, try the lens cleaner idea, if your really lucky that may be all it is. Stuff does break down you know, people with no money should probably not have expensive toys. But you know how this stuff goes, I paid $350 us for a cd-rw when they first came out, now their giving them away in cereal boxes.
good point my friend...i shall try something
 
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Looking around the net, they look like about $80 for a cheap one. Your right they are still a chunk'o'change. If you can scape together the money, next time i would try to get a good brand like Plextor or something similar. With a good warantee, the cdrw i was tlking about ($350) is still runnning fine, slower than crap , but still running, that was a Plextor. If you buy a new one ask for help picking one on TSG, the bargain hounds will find you the best deal.
 
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