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Old 07-28-2005, 08:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright. I thought it was the computer, but then i tried it on another one. IT WONT BURN DVD's! Its a freaking DVD BURNER!! It only burns CD's!!! HELP!!!
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Old 07-28-2005, 08:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What brand and model is it? It is + and - compatible right? Is the media the right speed?
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well... what kind is it? You know, there are CDRW/DVD combos that play DVD's but ONLY burn cd's.
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it is possible that killians45 is right and you accidentally got tricked into the whole "combo drive" trap
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Old 07-28-2005, 11:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Check in "My Computer" to see what the drive is listed as (DVD/CD-RW, DVD-RW, DVD+RW). If it say's DVD/CD-RW you got drawn in by the combo drive crap...
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Old 07-28-2005, 11:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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yeah i agree, you bought a CD burner but just a dvd player. Also, check to make sure you have the right drivers? That usually wont affect anything (windows detects most drives without drivers) but who knows.
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i've heard that sometimes new software needs to be downloaded that will also do a firmware update or something like that to get the dvd-burner working properly
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burn with dvd shrink and see nero sometimes wont let u burn some dvd's
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It is a BenQ DWsomething. It is a dvd burner. It says it burns DVD+r's, -r's, -rw's, dual layers, ect. It also shows a bunch of pictures on how it actaully burners thats different and better than other burners, something like it burns constantly at a 90* angle.
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