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Sony DVD-RW Drive does not detect Blank CDs


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firish

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I have used many brands of recordable discs, and my drive does not detect them. I always insert a blank CD into it, in an attempt to burn music onto the CD, yet it doesn't register. It gives me the message "Please Insert a Writable CD into Drive E:\". I did not have this problem until a month ago.

In case you missed it, the drive is a Sony HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWA4164B.

My comp states that the device is working properly, though clearly it's not.
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What kind of software are you using to burn the CDs?
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So far I've used SONIC, Windows Media Player, and of course just the comp. The blank CD will not show up at all, I can click on MY COMPUTER, and then look at the E:\ Drive, which displays that there is nothing in my burner, which is untrue. I can put any kind of blank disc in there and it wont register.
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So far I've used SONIC, Windows Media Player, and of course just the comp. The blank CD will not show up at all, I can click on MY COMPUTER, and then look at the E:\ Drive, which displays that there is nothing in my burner, which is untrue. I can put any kind of blank disc in there and it wont register.



having the same problem
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Is it able to read CDs that are already written? Is it only with blank CDs that it doesn't recognize? Are these music or data CD-R?
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It is a separate drive, and i only use it to burn cd's. So I don't know if it can detect already written cd's but im sure it can. And it can't detect music and data CD-R's.
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You shouldn't assume something that is so easy to test out. Please try a already burnt CD in the drive and see if it is able to read it correctly.
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Nope, I tried having it read a burnt disc, and it gives me the same thing as a blank CD (nothing)
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I had a similair problem with a Sony burner that I recently bought. I found that my problem was the lack of proper software. I was trying to just use the regular windows stuff (Windows Media Player and built in burner software). I recently downloaded a new set of codecs and a new burning program and now everything works fine.

Hope that helps,

-proserpine
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