CD Writer won't burn

Pooky

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I have a LITE-ON DVDRW SHM-165H6S CdRom Device, and am trying to burn information to a RW disk, but after it says burning completed successfully, the disk is still blank.... I am using Nero.

Can anyone help?
 

Mephisto_Helix

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had that problem once ..... does it work after you have rebooted the PC by any chance? Thats what mine did .......
 

SlyFly

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Yea its gone...

Had a Lite-On aswell lasts just long enough to be out of warranty (2 years) Did exactly the same...
 

LabAnimal

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same here - my lite-on lasted about a week after warranty... the dvd recorder suddenly reverted to a CD reader only.... DVD's make a strange noise and ejects. last time i ever bought sony/lite-on drives. Its now awaiting D-Day for an insurance claim "Fried by lightning" scenario! :eek:
 

mercurial

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Is it really blank? I have a similar problem sometimes when my dvd-writer burns the data but cannot read it. This happens when using certain brands of dvd blanks. Try the dvd in another dvd-rom or dvd-writer and see if it reads.
 

medicnick83

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Pooky, try this; Do a full erase then try using the disk again.
I've had this same problem before, all I did was do a full erase (not a quick one) and then tried again, it worked.
 

PostmanPot

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Haven't had this problem with Lite-On yet... *touch wood*

Do normal CD-R blanks work?
 

Turiko

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What about trying to upgrade the firmware?

Had a problem like this with a Sony DRU series writer, Upgraded the firmware and it is still burning happily a year later on disks that refused to write
 

mercurial

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What about trying to upgrade the firmware?

Had a problem like this with a Sony DRU series writer, Upgraded the firmware and it is still burning happily a year later on disks that refused to write

That would be the solution to my previous post and it should work. I have 2 Samsung DVD-Writers and upgrading the firmware is a breeze with Samsung.
 

Pooky

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Pooky, try this; Do a full erase then try using the disk again.
I've had this same problem before, all I did was do a full erase (not a quick one) and then tried again, it worked.

I tried that, still no luck.

That would be the solution to my previous post and it should work. I have 2 Samsung DVD-Writers and upgrading the firmware is a breeze with Samsung.

Ok will try that...
 
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