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Really Tough DVD Drive Problem

By Obi-Wan Jerkobi
Feb 16, 2008
  1. This is going to sound like a really cryptic post but I'll try to explain. I had this BTC 8x DVD+RW and had never burned DVD's on it before. I had just burned one dvd using imgburn which came with DVD Flick. From then on I couldn't burn any CD's let alone read them. THe peculiar thing is that it only stopped reading/writing CD's, DVDs burn and read fine. A little help? This is an old problem but at lots of other forums no one would respond.:(
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,982   +168

    Try installing another CD/DVD combo burner and see if the problems go away
     
  3. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 592

    Any other DVD drive worked fine so its obviously the DVD drives fault I guess. (I said this was an old problem, like 3 weeks ago. I tried doing that already recently cause I want to sell that old pc.)
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,982   +168

    So buy a cheap combo burner for the old system...
     
  5. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 592

    Do you have any links to any good ones that are like 30 - 40 dollars that don't have dumb quirks? :dead:
     
  6. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,086   +84 Staff Member

  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,982   +168

    Yes there is a lot of good choices for combo burners in the $30 to $40 range. I am in the market for one myself... I do have an external Memorex Multiformat DVD recorder. It was $79.95 at Fry's in Las Vegas last month
     
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