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HP DVD200i has given up

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by Steve83, Jul 11, 2003.

  1. Steve83

    Steve83 Member

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    After about 3 months of faithful service, my burner has quit recognizing DVDs. I burnt a few DVDs & CDs in the first few months, then did more just lately and then I burnt 30 CDs in one day a couple of weeks ago. I think I burnt a couple more DVDs after that, then 30 more CDs in one day last week. Since then, I don't think it has worked with a DVD. I burnt my FIRST 2 coasters (DVD+R) a couple of days ago, and now it won't even recognize a DVD. When I load one (blank, manufactured, dirty, clean) the light comes on for ~20sec and then blinks non-stop. CDs still play & read, but I haven't tried to burn another one.

    Is there a utility that will analyze the drive & test it? It wouldn't even recognize my (CD) lens cleaner.
     
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    What does it say in device manager??
     
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    "This device is working properly."

    It suggests the troubleshooter, but it only deals with CD drives - not DVD. The only options in the troubleshooter are:
    "Yes, my drive can read a CD-ROM, but it can't play an audio CD"
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    "No, my drive can't read a CD-ROM."
    But mine WILL read a CD-ROM AND an audio CD. It just won't read a DVD. (And yes, I had a DVD in it when I looked in Device Manager and it was blinking.)

    In System Information, it said there was no media in the drive.

    Thanks for any suggestions you can think of._X_X_X_X_X_[small]Steve83
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    hp is sending me a new one. Thanks anyway.
     

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