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Old 03-08-2009, 01:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My dvd-rom, grr

Hey guys, first off.. this is my drive.

Model
- Brand: LITE-ON
- Type: DVD-ROM Drive
- Model : DH-16D3S-04
READ Speed
- DVD-ROM : 16X
- CD-ROM : 48X
Physical Spec
- Form Factor: 5.25"
- Panel Color: Black
Configuration
- Load Type: Tray
- Interface: SATA

My problem...

When I insert a game, it works fine. The games menu or install screen pops right up.
When I insert a dvd or audio cd it works fine as well.

But when I insert a blank cd, such as my imation CD-R, it continuously blinks (the little yellow/green light) and it makes a noise like it violently is spinning the disc even though it's not (it is in the same position when I open it compared to when I closed it).

Any idea why it is refusing to read these blank discs?

Thanks!
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Old 03-08-2009, 01:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: My dvd-rom, grr

according to the specs you provided the dvd drive in question is not a burner only a reader. That is why it cannot read blank disks because they do not have any files on them to read.
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Old 03-08-2009, 02:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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according to the specs you provided the dvd drive in question is not a burner only a reader. That is why it cannot read blank disks because they do not have any files on them to read.
Oh, wow, crap.

That would explain a lot wouldn't it?

:freak:

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