View Full Version : CD r/w that won't write!

19-05-2004, 04:05 PM
my cd drive will read cd's already written on but won't write at all. I have 2 brands od cd. On 1 brand the cd drive recognises I have a cd in the drive but won't write to it. The other brand isn't even recognised by the writer. I have tried 3 different writing programs. I have written many times on this drive before. What could be wrong?

19-05-2004, 04:55 PM
Possible the laser is dying.
Thats about right for the symptoms.

21-05-2004, 12:33 AM
Thanks for your help. That may be right. I have had the computer only 18 months though, although I have written with it a lot. How can I test it. Is ther a program or do I take it to a reapair place?

21-05-2004, 01:12 AM
The cost of anyone checking it out would be as much as a replacement drive.

Service is uneconomic.

21-05-2004, 07:06 AM
maybe worth a look
Check the setup of your burning software make sure your burner is identified in there and it is primary device, sometimes you will have listed a virtual burning cdrom listed as primary device
If all is ok there I agree with Godfather