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#1 ogbandah

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 12:40 PM

how to resolve windows 8 hp laptop DVD RW sees/reads data discs as blank

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 01:16 PM

Probably needs cleaned.



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Posted 21 December 2015 - 01:21 PM

Data disks, DVD-RW, that you create are showing up blank?  Or, manufacturers' install or info DVDs showing up blank?


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Posted 21 December 2015 - 01:22 PM

Clean with something like this...Here You can buy them at any local super store. The CD has tiny little brush hairs glued to the disc so it wipes the laser lens clean from dust debris.



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Posted 21 December 2015 - 01:24 PM

End-uesr created DVDs can sometimes cause a temporary "blank" hiccup.  Just wondering exactly what was not being read.


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Posted 21 December 2015 - 01:30 PM

created data discs as well as blank discs show up as empty
created data discs as well as blank discs show up as empty

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 01:31 PM

created data discs as well as blank discs show up as empty

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 01:35 PM

Ahhh, ok, this happens to my wife:  we make an audio cd [music cd], and the $100 Sony in the back very often won't play it, "no data" or whatever it feels like displaying.  After dinking around with the created cd, she finally convinces that Sony to play it.  Guess what, our $40 Sony usually has no problems playing them.

My question to you:  what speed are you using as you create these DVDs?  48, 36, 24, 20, 16, 8?  I use the slowest speed I can find in the menu to lessen the problems of either reading data or playing the music.


Edited by RolandJS, 21 December 2015 - 01:36 PM.

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 01:44 PM

I burn at the lowest speed mostly x4 and occasionally x16 and had no problems until two days ago when DVD RW has decided not to cooperate

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 01:46 PM

Did you change DVD manufacturer about that time?  Rarely, remotely, a certain manufacturer's DVD blanks will not work for a specific cd-dvd reader/writer.  I only once had to return BrandX and purchase my normal Brands A, B & C.


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Posted 21 December 2015 - 11:40 PM

No I have not changed anything least of all not the DVD-RW! Im flummoxed

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Posted 22 December 2015 - 03:36 AM

DVD / DVD-RW drives are not the most reliable devices in the world, are generally not very expensive (under $30 US / £20 UK) & even in laptops not generally difficult to remove or refit. Any custom front panels are generally not too difficult to swap from drive to drive. As long as you get a drive of the correct physical size, all SATA drives are generally interchangeable - you do not need the same make & model as is currently fitted although there will probably be some external fittings to swap over. So personally I would order a new drive & try it.

 

I would expect that any of these (for example) would probably fit your laptop:-

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151271

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136281

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136282

 

 

although without knowing your exact laptop if it impossible to be certain.


Edited by rqt, 22 December 2015 - 03:43 AM.


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Posted 26 December 2015 - 09:14 AM

If opening and swapping internal cd-dvd drive is not in the cards, a great number of blu-ray read/cd-dvd writer, or just plain cd-dvd writer external drives are available.


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Posted 26 December 2015 - 01:19 PM

Curiously the DVD RW successfully burns DVDs but cannot read any disc! Just cannot understand this

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Posted 26 December 2015 - 08:21 PM

Curiously the DVD RW successfully burns DVDs but cannot read any disc! Just cannot understand this

Unless technology has changed, probably there is read laser circuitry and write laser circuitry; in the older days:  there was a read head and there was a write head.


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