Samsung told me to try cleaning it with one of those cd cleaners mentioned in the above link. Also i dont see why the alcohol wont work as its one of the best remedies, just be carfeul! I would appreciate it if someone knowledgeable could help me out a little… Thanks! I tried inserting these to discs into my standard DVD player at home to see if the shop ripped me off and gave me blank discs…strangely it read the two discs and showed that there was some data recorded on them. Pages with related products. The third DVD also does not read. QSI, which is a sub-company developped by Lucent Technologies, created combo drives that worked with only certain cd-r discs.

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This can be done without a floppy drive. Samsung told me to try cleaning it with one of those cd cleaners mentioned in the above link.

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Finally it is essential to download the correct firmware for your drive. The posts above were very helpful in getting me this far, so thanks to everyone involved.

It could be that you need a firmware update. Posted 11 July – The reason why many people are having problems with this burner is do to the fact that they are using the wrong CDs. Loading recommendations for this item I contacted HP via their web page, gave them the specific data from my computer serial number, model number etc from the HP label and they told me specifically what I could upgrade to. Same if you have VX. Firmware Finally it is essential to download the correct firmware for your drive.


I am sure if you did this, and asked them to identify the specific firmware upgrade you should use for that particular unit they used in the build, they will tell you.

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If you use 2 or more burning applications, delete all but the one that you use most often. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts.

For optimal performance including the usage of the full 24x speed of this drive use: The reason for the lack of compatibility is due primarily to the cdfw and business politics.

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The first step that must be done, is to remove ebw conflicting burning applications on your computer, leaving only the burning application that you use most often. See offer for details.


Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. These firmware updates allow one to use high speed media on these drives.

Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. Available dbd these sellers. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. No guarantee that will do it either, ssbw it is worth a try if you want to give it a shot. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Finally, I heard it is not safe to flash with other flavors of the SB firmware family, so how can I make this drive work?

By the way, regarding the cd writer, after i tried Qtip, it works better.

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