My DVD-Writer stopped reconizing DVD-(minus)R

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  1. Wes

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    I have burned many DVD-R and DVD+R discs but all of a sudden it will not burn or even began burning any DVD-R. I have now tried 4 different brands of minus discs and the all do the same.

    Any Ideas as to why it is acting up now?

    It's an NEC that came factory in my e-machines computer!

    Wes
     
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    How long have you had the drive? In my experience, when a drive starts acting like this, it's a problem with the hardware. These things don't seem to last forever (my record is 4 years on my first HP CD Writer). Other than checking to make sure there aren't any loose cables or anything, if nothing else on the system has changed though, you're probably looking at a drive that's toast (or about to be).
     
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    Thats what I am afraid of, But it still burns flawlessly on CDR and DVD+R.

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    It may be only a matter of time though. Still, you might also try doing a complete reinstall of the drive and/or a firmware reload jsut to be sure. I'm guessing you've also tried with different burning software?
     
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    Yep, done all that and still no luck!

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    Just found a Nec Firmware Flash upgrade and ran it and the upgrade fixed it![​IMG]

    Thanks for the replys!

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