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space sapien

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My DVD writer has stopped recognising dual layer discs recently. Can burn CDs and DVD-5s fine but for some reason the drive works at trying to recognise the dual layer format disc but just fails to. So if I put in a single layer DVD or normal cd-r they both show as blank in my computer but nothing appears for dual layer ones. Is there something I can do to fix this or am I better off cutting my loses and buying a new burner. I have updated the firmware on it with no further progress attained. Funnily enough my Blu ray burner had similar problems a few weeks back hence I swapped back my normal dual layer writer (Samsung DVD Writer SH-S223C)

My OS is Windows 7 64 bit.

Thanks in advance.

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I would offer that the DL aspect of the optical lens is indeed faulty and it may only be a matter of time before the DVD and CD read/write aspects pack up too Space Sapien.
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Just an outside chance this but have you tried a different brand of disk space sapien as some optical drives are choosy about the brands that they will recognize, strange I know but tis true, example of a reported problem http://forums.cnet.c...ead-some-discs/
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Thing is the brand I have been using (Verbatim) I have had no issues previously.
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Do you mean the drive is brand new?

If so that means nothing as I've had dead optical drives out of the box.

It might be a bad batch mate but I reckon that it's, well what I said earlier which is a real pain in the arse but such is life.
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The drive is around 5 years old and had regular use. I've bitten the bullet and bought a pioneer blue ray multi burner for about £65. Just hope it works.

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I wish you had mentioned purchasing a new drive I could have suggested one for you http://www.cclonline...hrr51EJsHc5KJ8g
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