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Burned discs aren't being read in my DVD drive

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#1 mc2009


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 12:59 PM

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 with Windows 11 and a TSSTcorp DVD+/-RW SU-208FB drive. When I put burned discs, mostly Verbatim DVD-RWs and some DVD+Rs, into the drive, they're not read. They did before, but I would have to open and close the drive several times before that would happen. The discs are working in another PC I have, and also in my Playstation 4. TV and movie DVDs are working fine. Blank discs are read in the drive, but ones that I previously used and erased won't. I burn discs using Nero Video 2017. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling it, thinking that would solve the problem, but that didn't work. I also tried uninstalling the drive and changing the drive letter, which also didn't do any good.

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 02:08 PM

RW discs have much lower reflectivity than "pressed" discs (like movie and TV discs). So probably drive is just a bit broken or perhaps laser diode has some dust on it.


And don't try to repair it. Laser may damage your eyes.

Edited by Drillingmachine, 05 January 2017 - 02:09 PM.

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 05:01 PM

Just replace the drive; they are cheap, around $25 at Newegg.com

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