CD Writer doesn't recognise blank disc
Posted 28 February 2006 - 05:25 PM
Posted 28 February 2006 - 05:59 PM
Posted 28 February 2006 - 06:11 PM
Posted 28 February 2006 - 06:58 PM
I will ask for a few more eyes to come look at this issue. Please check back on this thread in a short while.
Posted 28 February 2006 - 08:13 PM
My CD-RW drive will not read dirty, scratched, or CD-RWs that have been reused several times. If that is your situation, I'd try a fresh CD-RW or even a CD-R.
Posted 28 February 2006 - 09:20 PM
Posted 28 February 2006 - 10:37 PM
I can't imagine that Nero can recognize the drive, but cannot read the disc, unless there is something else going on with your drive. One of the suggestions given to me by wannabe1 is to update your Nero software. While this is a possibility, I have a stong feeling it's not going to make a difference seeing as your drive is quite old and your Nero version probably already supports it. In any case, updating Nero might be something to try... nothing to lose at this point.
Reading some google forums, I found out that LG had at one time released a special update for Dell and IBM branded computers using your particular drive. However, this update is nowhere to be found... at least I couldn't find it!
I tend to believe that it's possible your firmware is corrupted, but there is no way to check this out to see if it's the case. Reflashing firmware on any drive is dangerous and must be done at your own risk. This is why I am reluctant to recommend it. Not only that, but most of the firmware I have found for your drive requires you to do it in DOS... actually, this means run it from a floppy. The other problem is that the instructions for the firmware are translated from German and not very clear! However, if you want to attempt flashing your drive, HERE is a link to firmware version 1.06. Just look down the page for your model number. Remember, you do this at your own risk and be aware that if the flash doesn't take, you will have to probably buy a new drive!
I'm actually hoping updating Nero will work to fix the problem. Good luck!
Posted 10 March 2006 - 09:50 AM
Edited by mcpscomp, 10 March 2006 - 09:51 AM.
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