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MY CD BURNER STOPPED WORKING HELP!

Discussion in 'CD-R' started by oneshadow, Jan 29, 2005.

  1. oneshadow

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    hey, thx in advance to whoever can help me. Heres my problem i have a cd-r/rw writer/reader its internal a cyber-drive cw078d it came with my compaq, it used to write cd's just fine then all of a sudden it doesnt.I stopped using it for like 6 months and now it doesnt work, the strange thing is that it reads cd's just fine it cant burn them though, i have tons of burning programs Nero 6, alcohol 120, clone cd, what it does is it acts like its burning the cd the bars on the programs fill to 100% but then it comes out blank the drive doesnt make any effort, i cant hear any noise in there while 'burning' i have windows xp. ive tried alot of times and the cd's keep coming out blank or i get an error that it cant write to the cd or that the cd'ds dont work, i bought a new 50 pack and it still doesnt work so its not the cd-r's.ive checked the properties on the device and they are all ok, it even says 'this device is working properly' and also i didnt put it to simulate burn, i put write on nero im not dumb, heh it also cant verify the data compilation on the cd since it never writes anything. please help me anyone that knows, if i have to open my pc please give me instuctions on how to remove the cd burner since its internal, again it does read cd's it cant write them anymore, i also got a firmware upgrade from the official site, but it did nothing.
     
  2. geestar20

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    try uninstalling the cd drive

    Right click on my computer/manage/click on device manager/expand the tree CD-ROM drives/left click on your cd drive thats not working and select uninstall/restart your computer.

    once XP restarts plug n play will detect a new device and reinstall your drive, try burning somthing and see if this doesn't help, if it doesn't then we will try somthing else.
     
  3. oneshadow

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    i already did that before, it detects it but it doesnt burn, i saw in another site that maybe its to old ive had the computer for like 2 yrs., also to clean it,but it reads the cd's just fine it shows that theres a blank cd in the drive but it cant burn, dunno, maybe i have to open it?
     
  4. ddp

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    can you try it in another computer but more likely is tired out if 2 years old & you can get new 52x32x52 cdburners for about $35Can. also uninstall, defrag than re-install burning program to see what happens & reseat the burner cable
     
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  5. oneshadow

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    ill have to get a new one i guess, i cant complain it came free with the comp, but what i dont get is how can it read but not write its the same laser? shouldnt it not work at all?
     
  6. oneshadow

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    also ive never opened my comp, but since it doesnt burn anymore ill have to replace it , but i dont know how to remove it or even open the comp its a compaq presario 6000
     
  7. ddp

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    what is the actual model# of computer as compaq has about 100 different versions but has instructions on how to remove & replace rom drive
     
  8. oneshadow

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    its 6370us i already read how to remove the drive on compaqs official site, thx didnt want to have to open it but, nothing can be done.
     
  9. ddp

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    instead of getting a cd burner, might want to look at getting a dvd burner as they are about $100Can. & they do cds too
     
  10. oneshadow

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    good idea, thx, u know i could have chose a dvd burner instead of a cd burner but the sales clerk said that they take literally days to copy a dvd, so he talked me out of that, what he didnt say was that the cd burners break down after a while.
     
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    read the other threads & you'll see it doesn't take days to copy dvd more like minutes or a couple of hrs depending on file size, burner speed & copmuter specs. all things wear out eventually
     
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    I would also try to do a fresh firmware update on the Burner to see if it helps. It won't cost anything and it's worth a try.

    Are the CD's that go through what looks like a burn process actually burned with any data or do they come out and still show as blank media?
     
  13. oneshadow

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    nothing gets burned, the cd comes out completely bank, 2 days ago i opened the comp, and took out the cd drive opened that and cleaned the laser it was spotless and i made sure all the screws where tightened , i didnt do anything else because i didnt know what else to do. I tried it and it still wouldnt burn in fact before it recognized a blank cd now it doesnt, it cant read them it says no cd in drive, also there was a connection plug with colorful wires in there [the pc] that was disconnected it read 'p4' i didnt know what it did so i left it alone but it was close to the cd drive, but i doubt it fell off because the other plug was in tight it wasnt easy to unplug it to get it out of the drive.but im getting a new cd burner on sunday so now i dont know what to do with this one, i mean it still reads cd's it just cant burn them.
     
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    if don't have cdrom you do now
     

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