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DVD Drive Not Recognizing Blanks


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AccioNaveed

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1525.
Drive = hl dt st dvd gsa t21n
Running Vista Ultimate.
My drive reads dvds and cds just fine, and I have used it to burn dvds and cds in the past numerous times successfully.
Recently, it has stopped recognizing blank discs.
Anyone know if this is a Windows Update problem??
Can't be the lens, considering it reads other discs.
Can't be the firmware considering it's up-to-date.

Any advice would be much appreciated.


EDIT:: DVD+RWs work, DVD-Rs and CD-Rs do not.

Edited by AccioNaveed, 15 November 2008 - 08:59 PM.

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Optical drives use two different lasers, one for reading, one for writing, but why it'd see +RW, but not others??
From my experience, when some features of optical drive stop working, the drive is ready to go south.
I don't even ask how old the drive is, because for some reason, with optical drives, it really doesn't matter. Some will work for years, some will die in a matter of months. I still have working CD ROM on 10 years old Win 98 computer, CD RW, and DVD ROM on 9 years old Win 2000, but DVD RW on my Vista was 11 months old when it went south....and it started with....not reading blank disks :)
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I appreciate the response.
This definitely helps, however; I'm not that concerned considering it's on warranty for three years.
It's been about 10 months though since I've bought this computer.
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I'm aware, that Dell's support is not the easiest one to deal with, but you may call them, and ask, if they'd be willing to send you just DVD drive replacement.
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