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CD RW/DVD R won't record

By D. Skinner ·
I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro laptop that has a CD RW/DVD combo drive that won't record anymore. The drive itself works fine. I have reinstalled the driver and software but it does not change the symptom. Any ideas?

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CD RW/DVD R won't record

by sgt_shultz In reply to CD RW/DVD R won't record

what error messages are you getting?
if everything used to work fine and now you are getting media errors, i bet you have been using 630MB cd's blanks and now you have 700MB music cd blanks...if you can get your hands on a lower capacity blank, trythat to test this hypothesis...or visit the mfg website and look up your error. I have fixed this problem on other CDR drives with BIOS and burner software updates downloaded from mfg's website...good luck...

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CD RW/DVD R won't record

by McKayTech In reply to CD RW/DVD R won't record

If the drive just stopped writing but will still read, I'm guessing you're looking at a hardware failure. In my experience, such failures are not uncommon with the combo drives.

However, I agree with the post above to try a lower-density disk. If that works, great! Just for grins, you might also see if a disk written in your drive is readable in anyone elses.

If it doesn't, the only reliable troubleshooting manuever I know is to swap the drive out with a known good one.


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