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DVD writing problem

By Del262
Jul 7, 2009
  1. I'm looking for help with a problem getting my DVD writer to recognise blank DVDs.

    I can read and write CDs no problem and the drive will read already written DVDs(films,software etc). However when I insert a blank DVD the drive just keeps trying to access(green light on drive keeps flashing and drive is spinning) the DVD.

    I am using DVD+R discs and have never had a problem in the past.

    The drive is an Emprex 16X dual layer reader/writer. I have run the driver update and apparently the drivers are the most recent.

    It may something simple or the drive might be just broken, but any help, advice or info would be much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,243   +234

    Replace the drive, they do go bad just like this...
  3. Del262

    Del262 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the reply thought it might be the case that the drive was broken. However just wanted to check in case I was missing something simple.
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