DVD Burner won't burn

March 29, 2012 at 07:07:28
Specs: Windows Vista
Hi all, I'm having trouble with my DVD burner. The computer recognizes discs, plays movies, rips discs, etc. When I try to burn something to a dvd the disc spins and sounds like its working however the disc comes out blank. I've tried several programs and it's always the same. Disc spins, program shows the percentage of burning completed and spits the dvd out when its done. I pop the DVD back into the computer to test it and the computer asks what program I'd like to use to burn onto the blank disc.

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#1
March 29, 2012 at 08:20:21
The DVD laser in your drive may be getting weak. Reading a disk takes less intensity than burning one. The lens on the DVD laser may also just be sooty. You can try a lens cleaning kit or partially disassemble the drive (remove the top cover) and clean it with alcohol and a Q-tip.

The dis-assembly is based on the drive being a desktop drive. Laptop drives are a different animal so if that is what you have I suggest the cleaning kit.


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#2
March 29, 2012 at 08:49:12
Also fake media can cause this problem.
My 5-year second hand lg dvd-ram(it doesn't read cd) is still kicking, last time i burned 40 fake DVD's(not all at once).

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#3
March 29, 2012 at 12:20:57
You may want to do a firmware update on your drive. This will update it's media list to make it more compatible with different optical media. Go to the manufactures website and see if there is an update for your drive. Also there are a lot of firmwares here rpc1.org

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#4
March 29, 2012 at 12:54:20
Firmware update for optical drives is risky it can kill the drive complete.

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#5
March 29, 2012 at 16:21:05
Just to add to my first response. Combination burners have at least 2 lasers in them. One for CD & one for DVD. The lasers work with varying intensity. So a drive may read a type but not be able to burn it.

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