Cd writer

Question

I have a cd writer that will not recognize writeable disks. It will read factory made music and data cd's, I get an insert cd massage when I put in a blank or previously recorded cd - which works fine on anouther machine. I upgraded the proceser and several other componets. The cd writer worked in the past. I have reinstalled the 'Nero' writer software.

Answer

This question was answered on November 16, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Probably the laser is dropping in output - its dying.

CD-R and RW need a higher level of laser reflectivity than original recordings They are the first to show any loss of output.

This condition is not repairable.

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Posted by Christopher of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 16, 2004