Need help with CD-RW

By phtmphxr ยท 4 replies
Mar 23, 2009
  1. I'm having trouble with my CD-RW. It is made by LG. it will read CD's and music CD's But will not write to a CD. Any one have an answer
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    How old is it? Have you tried a firmware update?
  3. phtmphxr

    phtmphxr TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it is about four years old. where do i get a firmware update?
  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    if you got four years out of a CD-RW, congratulations. :). its most likely on its way out. thats what they do when they are dying, they get tempermental and choosy about what functions they will perform. however you can try blasting a shot of canned air in there to make sure its no a dust issue.
  5. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    Exactly, thus my question about its age. Some people have had their drives last longer but 4-5 years is a good run.
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