...A little problem..

By Ro'
Dec 6, 2006
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  1. Ok heres the deal.. I didnt really know where to put this thread, so cuz its related to the dvdplayer and audio recording here goes :D

    Ok...uhm I've got this problem, my DVD-RW/CD-RW isnt recognizing any CD just Dvds..not even blank CD's..so I thought it was a lens thing...so I went and bought this CD Lens Cleaner...But It doesnt read it either...I was wonderin If you Guys could help me cuz I wanna record this CD for christmas for my mom:D

    No one?! :S
  2. Ural_

    Ural_ TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 114

    wat type of CD are you using?

    and how many CDs have you tried maybe its an error with the CDs you have bought.. also have you installed the Devices drivers and software correctly?
  3. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    if it won't read any cds, even ones that it previously read, you probably have a bad drive on your hands. it does still show up in the bios and device manager, right?
  4. Ro'

    Ro' Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Uhm, it used to record, but when I last tried to record I couldnt..and I dont know why, and I dont think its an error of the cd, cuz I've tried runnin 2 program CD's in there and record with 3 different brand CD's..
  5. Grafficks

    Grafficks Newcomer, in training Posts: 454

    It does not read or burn discs?

    Even though it does not read/detect discs, does it still spin when you insert a disc?

    You should try reseating your IDE cable to the device, though that might not be the problem..

    There is always the possibility that the drive is dead and doesn't work though.

    One thing you must check though is that the device is detected. Do what zephead said and go in either the BIOS or the Device Manager and see if your burner is present.
    The BIOS is (mostly) accessed via pressing Delete at startup. When in the BIOS, have a good look around and make sure your that the dvd burner is listed with the drives/devices.
    For the Device Manager, Right Click My Computer>Properties>Hardware>Device Manager. Then see if your dvd burner is listed under CD/DVD ROM Drives.
  6. Ro'

    Ro' Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    yeah its listed, and yeah it spins when I insert the disc...it just wont read it...
  7. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    assuming your cables are not loose, it looks like your drive went bad. replacement drives are fairly cheap these days, just make sure you get a quality part.
  8. Ro'

    Ro' Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    even if it still plays dvd's?
  9. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    is a drive that can't read CDs useful to you?
  10. Ro'

    Ro' Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    lol.....ok i get the point :p
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