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CD burner is not burning.


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Korn

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My cd burner is not burning. It reads and plays CD & DVDs just fine. It use to burn CD's but now it doesn't. When i try and burn a CD it goes through the whole process of burning. But when the CD comes out it comes out blank. Don't know what is wrong with it. I have Windows Vista.
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Is the drive seen in Device manager and My Computer?
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Yes it is.
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Then most likely your problem is the burning side of the cdrom is bad.
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So what would I have to do? Do I need to buy a new one?
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Yep pretty simple to resolve it. It happens a lot when the read side works fine but the burn side fails. I have seen it happen even with brand new drives. You should be able to pick up a new one for about 30 to 40 USD from TigerDirect or NewEgg
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If you have another computer, you can plug in the drive to see if it burns on there. That would rule out if it is toast.

But I would agree with rshaffer61, it's probably broken.

-Tony

Edited by ersatz, 04 March 2010 - 05:20 PM.

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Okay thank you for your help.
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You are very welcome and please let us know how everything turns out for you.
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