CD-RW Doesn't Read Blank CDs

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CD-RW Doesn't Read Blank CDs

Post by Zertz » Sun Sep 30, 2007 12:43 pm

I have a relatively old external USB 2.0 CD-RW (Mitsumi CR-487ETE), it can read CDs just fine, but when I insert a blank CD-R to burn something it just doesn't see it, it acts like there was nothing in the drive. I have upgraded to the latest firmware and tried burning with Windows and CDBurnerXP.

I've searched and couldn't find any clear solutions to this problem.

Anyone know how to fix this?

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Re: CD-RW Doesn't Read Blank CDs

Post by T-Shirt » Sun Sep 30, 2007 5:00 pm

I believe that model is CD-R/RW only, is it possible you bought CD+R/RW disks?
Even if you have the correct type of disks, some drives are very picky as to the brand of disks, so try another major)brand.
cdfreaks.com or CDRinfo.com probably have a review and can tell you which brands worked well with that drive, or more important which brands failed.

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Re: CD-RW Doesn't Read Blank CDs

Post by Zertz » Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:21 pm

They are CD-R.

I'll check out those sites sometime this week, thanks.

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Re: CD-RW Doesn't Read Blank CDs

Post by Bio-Hazard » Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:26 pm

Not all drives are 100% compatible with all media, you might also chek to see if there's a firmware update for your drive to make it more compatible. You can check with the vendor or take a look here, .................. :mrgreen:

http://codeguys.rpc1.org/index.html

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Re: CD-RW Doesn't Read Blank CDs

Post by Zertz » Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:42 pm

Zertz wrote:I have upgraded to the latest firmware
:P

Also, that site only seems to support LITEON, Sony and Samsung :(

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Re: CD-RW Doesn't Read Blank CDs

Post by slayer22 » Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:05 am

umm try different brands? cause this very same problem happened to my friend we bought 4 different dvd brands and none of them work so we tried another one for the last time and guess what ...IT WORKED? it was tdk btw

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Re: CD-RW Doesn't Read Blank CDs

Post by Zertz » Mon Oct 01, 2007 5:01 pm

That's kinda lame. I'll try to take them back, those damn CDs cost more than DVDs :|

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