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November 17, 2014 9:31:20 AM

Hi everyone,
I'm trying to burn some files to a blank DVD, however when I do put the DVD in my DVD burning drive, it makes a whirring sound like its trying to spin followed with 2 clicks. I haven't had this issue before and can't figure out what's wrong. I've tried multiple DVDs so it must be an issue with the drive itself. Can anyone help me out? I'd greatly appreciate it!

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November 17, 2014 9:40:13 AM

It's probably dead. You can buy a replacement for $15.
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November 17, 2014 10:40:05 AM

numnums said:
Hi everyone,
I'm trying to burn some files to a blank DVD, however when I do put the DVD in my DVD burning drive, it makes a whirring sound like its trying to spin followed with 2 clicks. I haven't had this issue before and can't figure out what's wrong. I've tried multiple DVDs so it must be an issue with the drive itself. Can anyone help me out? I'd greatly appreciate it!


What kind of discs are you using and what is the make/model of the disk drive? For example, if you're using a standard CD-DVD-R/W drive and trying to put dual layer discs in it or something like that it may act weird
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November 17, 2014 10:51:38 AM

Does this happen with other discs (DVDs and CDs with media on them, and with blank CDs)?
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November 17, 2014 11:25:30 AM

JeckeL said:
numnums said:
Hi everyone,
I'm trying to burn some files to a blank DVD, however when I do put the DVD in my DVD burning drive, it makes a whirring sound like its trying to spin followed with 2 clicks. I haven't had this issue before and can't figure out what's wrong. I've tried multiple DVDs so it must be an issue with the drive itself. Can anyone help me out? I'd greatly appreciate it!


What kind of discs are you using and what is the make/model of the disk drive? For example, if you're using a standard CD-DVD-R/W drive and trying to put dual layer discs in it or something like that it may act weird


I am using Sony DVD+R 16x DVDs which are single layer. The actual drive itself is a MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ8A2AS.
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November 17, 2014 11:26:16 AM

Prostar Computer said:
Does this happen with other discs (DVDs and CDs with media on them, and with blank CDs)?


Yes, I've tried CDs, DVDs, all blank and with data and media already on them.
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November 17, 2014 12:23:21 PM

numnums said:

Yes, I've tried CDs, DVDs, all blank and with data and media already on them.


Sounds like the optics are no longer working. When the eye or laser fails or is on the verge of failing, this is often what happens. The drive would need replaced if that's the problem.
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November 17, 2014 12:45:26 PM

Prostar Computer said:
numnums said:

Yes, I've tried CDs, DVDs, all blank and with data and media already on them.


Sounds like the optics are no longer working. When the eye or laser fails or is on the verge of failing, this is often what happens. The drive would need replaced if that's the problem.


Ok, I'll start looking for a replacement soon. But listen to this; I was messing around with the laptop itself and found out that if I flip it upside down with keyboard facing the ground, and load a disc in, the drive reads it no problem.... weird.
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November 17, 2014 12:53:08 PM

That IS weird! I don't know how a little shift in gravity would result in that, but regardless, it sounds as though that drive needs to go.
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