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    Default DVD Writer can read/write dvd but can only read CD

    not my own dvd drive
    but i think this drive s a liteon SOHW-1673S or similar

    it can no longer write cds successfully
    when burning with nero or burnatonce both fails
    if data cd the disc after being burnt is unreadable
    if audio cd the disc can be..well.. half read..
    you can hear some audio but with loads of clicks and pops and random hiss sorta stuff
    just mucked up audio pretty much

    dvd writing is fine and reads fine
    so is cd reading..but only burning not working

    um..one more piece of info
    this dvd drive is connected on secondary ide and is set to master
    on the same channel a hdd is connected as slave
    i know this might slow the hdd down (?)
    but shouldn't stop the drive from writing cds..right?

    if anyone got any ideas i'll love to hear them

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    Default Re: DVD Writer can read/write dvd but can only read CD

    Put the burner on secondary Master.

    And the hdd on Primary Master.

    If you've only got 1 hdd and 1 burner.

    It may make a diff.

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    Default Re: DVD Writer can read/write dvd but can only read CD

    the computer got 3 hdd and 1 dvd-rw
    so how should that be arranged?

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    Default Re: DVD Writer can read/write dvd but can only read CD

    Not sure about this, but aren't there different lasers used depending upon if a CD or DVD is burnt? One of them might be faulty.

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    Default Re: DVD Writer can read/write dvd but can only read CD

    thought about that
    the weird thing is how if the cd laser is damaged..it still manages to read..um..

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    Default Re: DVD Writer can read/write dvd but can only read CD

    I think a burner has 2 lasers. One for reading and a stronger one for burning.

    Which is why it can read, if its still under warranty take it back and replace it.

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    Default Re: DVD Writer can read/write dvd but can only read CD

    ic..so would that mean a dvd writer drive have 4?
    one for dvd read then one for dvd write
    then cd read and cd write?
    or is it cd/dvd read one laser
    cd/dvd write one laser?

    just out of interest..the above questions..

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