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Old 11-10-2008, 07:15 PM   #1
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Default CD/DVD drive won't read CD-R but...

Hey all. I've got a CD/DVD drive and it won't read any blanks cds, like CD-R. When I put in DVDs in it will read them such as movies or just any DVD disc with data on it. Can anyone please help me with this one. Thanks a lot.
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:19 PM   #2
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Default Re: CD/DVD drive won't read CD-R but...

What do you mean won't read? When you open up 'My Computer' it doesn't say "[cd name] (which should be a number or something) [drive letter]:"? I mean, if it's blank you shouldn't expect an auto-run or anything to be written on it.
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:24 PM   #3
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Yes. It won't recognize any blank CD I put in the drive. It's like putting nothing in the drive when I put my blank disc in. When I try to burn songs on a blank CD, no media player will recognize my blank disc and it asks me to insert a blank CD even though one is already in there. By the way, it's a LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1633S ATA Device. And like I said, it absolutely reads DVDs, no problem.
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Could it be that it only reads DVDs? I've never heard of that but...do you have any blank DVDs to try and write to? It could be that.
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I've had this drive for over three years now. It does write to blank CDs/DVDs. I just don't know why all of a sudden it doesn't read any blank CD-Rs anymore
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:54 PM   #6
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Maybe it's just going bad. I'm not an expert with them. I usually just do the simple analysis to see if that solves the problem. If it persists someone else can get right on it. Fortunately, if it comes down to buying a new one, they're relatively cheap.
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