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Old 04-30-2004, 08:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a cd burner drive and just bought a new dvd nurning drive. Was wondering if it could still burn everything other then dvds so it could replace my old cd burner. And if so, can I use all the cables and connectors and everything from the cd burner to hook up the dvd burner or does it take all different stuff?
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Old 04-30-2004, 08:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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most of the cables should be compatible, and most dvd burners will burn cd-r/cd-rw's, so you should be able to swtich them out.
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Well, I guess I will try it then and let you know if it works. Thanks.
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First you should install the drivers your dvd burner came with, then you should just be able to unplug you cdr/cdrw drive and switch it out with the dvd burner and it should work.
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Well, I got the burner to work properly as far as music cds go. I dont know, however how to get the dvds to burn properly. I got the program dvd shrink so that it can all fit on one of my blank cds, I burnt one, and everything seemed to work, but it wont play in any dvd players. Anyone have any suggestions?
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Well lots of dvd players wont allow dvd-r's to be played.
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I have 5 different dvd players.....and none of them will play them? Then what good are dvd burners if you cant watch them on your average dvd player? I just thought I might have done something wrong the way I put it on the DVD-R.
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Seeing how this was just my first dvd that I have ever burnt.....lol
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