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Old 01-01-2008, 03:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have TDK CD burner, had it for a long while, 5 years, atleast, always worked fine, but a month or so ago it stopped working. It won't burn, it won't read, it won't do jack squat. It just takes the CD in, the light blinks, I believe its spinning, my computer tries to recognize it causing my computer to somewhat lock up, until the CD player just opens up after doing nothing.

I know they are cheap, yes, yes, but I was curious if anyone has perhaps had this problem before, because I see no reason why the bloody thing stopped working.....nor do I understand how its not working. Other than being able to access the disk or burn stuff on it, it all seems to be working, I think its spinning.

Any help would be grand, thanks:happy:

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Old 01-01-2008, 04:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, mine is like the opposite reads/writes discs fine, but it won't open most of the time, it just jams up. You could try a CD drive cleaner (a disc with a little brush on it that cleans off the laser head). Also try unplugging and reconnecting the IDE cable. Does it read any discs at all or does every disc fail?


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Old 01-02-2008, 09:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: CD burner gone to.....?

Strangely enough it is only rejecting audio CD's, CD-R's? I tried two brands which I used before and they were rejected, but I put in my router CD and that worked immediately!?

So any thoughts on that?
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Old 01-04-2008, 10:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Do I get a prize for having an apparently unsolvable computer problem?
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Old 01-04-2008, 01:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: CD burner gone to.....?

whether it is broken or not, more then likely it is flakey and will not get any better. Time to get a cd / dvd burner, upgrade. They are cheap now, really cheap. Around $29 - $35 ... go to
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