Can no longer write a CD or DVD

Nigel Ridley nigel at
Thu Feb 14 19:09:32 UTC 2008

Mark Fraser wrote:
> On Thursday 14 February 2008 16:48:33 Nigel Ridley wrote:
>> Mark Fraser wrote:
>>> On Thursday 14 February 2008 11:59:17 Mark Fraser wrote:
>> [snip]
>>>> It has been playing up recently though - not recognising that I've
>>>> loaded a blank disk, but it always burnt OK. Also, the other CD-RW drive
>>>> is working OK. Will try lowering the write speed for that drive though.
>>> Managed to burn a data DVD at 6x speed, but when I tried to burn a DVD
>>> Video I couldn't even get it to work at 4x.
>> I had similar problems with a DVD burner. In the end I replaced the burner
>> with a new one and no more problems.
> I'm in the middle of putting new motherboard/CPU in my computer so I was 
> thinking about getting a new SATA DVD burner anyway. Gonna put the old 
> components together to make another computer for my daughter.
We've got given old P111's in the past but for the cost of 1GB SDRAM you can buy a new 
computer with 1GB DDR2 - the math is a no-brainer......



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