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Serious problems with Optical Drives


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basils57

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I'm having big problems with both of my optical drives:

1) TSST Corp DVD+-RW TS-H553A original drive in my Dell E521.
Currently it won't work at all - wont recognize any disk placed in carrier.

2) Lite-on DVDRW SHM-165S6S
Recognizes audio cd's, data cd's and dvd movies, but fails to recognise dvd recordable disks.

I can't seem to find a driver for either in case that was the problem.

Don't know if the info is also required, but graphics driver is ATI 2dvag (6.14.10
6618) - 256 MB Radeon X1300pro.

I would really appreciate any help.
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Neil Jones

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1) Probably toast. Try it on another computer if you can.
2) DVD writing laser's probably gone. Do remember that Windows XP will not write to DVD recordable disks itself, you will need third-party software like Nero, for example, to do this.

You don't need any drivers for the optical drives.
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Thanks Neil

I will try (1) on another computer, and on (2) I am not using Windows to write, I'm using Ashampoo Burning Studio and CD burnerXP.

Either way it looks like I'm going to need to get some more kit! Funny that they both pack up at almost the same time.
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