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My drive can read but cannot burn anymore!

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August 26, 2013 11:15:09 AM

Hello,

I have "ASUS DRW 2014S1T ATA" that's not burning disks anymore. Though I didn't use it to bun CDs for a long time, it reads them very well.

I'm having problems now with my HDD so when I tried to create a "System Repair Disk", it kept popping-up an error screen stating "The write failed because the drive returned error information that could not be recovered from (0xC0AA0301)". I also tried burning regular stuff like images and video files and I ended up with failed burning process.

I uninstalled the drive and reinstalled it but the problem is still there. I installed a third party CD/ DVD burning program (Nero 7) but I still kept getting error screens.

PS: For what it's worth I recently converted to Win7-32bit.
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August 26, 2013 11:17:19 AM

most likely the writing head has failed, it has a different head for reading and writing which is why its able to read still but not write.
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August 26, 2013 11:25:15 AM

Is it repairable or the drive should be replaced?
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August 26, 2013 11:29:17 AM

just needs replacing.
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August 26, 2013 12:04:52 PM

What might cause this?
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August 26, 2013 12:13:00 PM

numerous reasons, the burning head tends to die before reading heads because of the higher output power needed to etch a writable disc.
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August 26, 2013 12:28:25 PM

My burner recently has the problem that it can read commercial dvd's, but can't read dvd +/- rw disks, even blank ones. They are cheap enough these days that I opted to buy a new one. Newegg has an asus burner for $19.99 with a labor day promotion code for $3 off. Select the super saver shipping and you'll only pay $17.99 for it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 27, 2013 12:37:15 PM

Would frequent power failure cause this even if the DVD drive is not running?
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August 27, 2013 12:38:51 PM

they can just go, from a failing component etc
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August 27, 2013 2:04:24 PM

Mmmm.. so it consumed its lifetime :( 
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August 28, 2013 5:17:40 AM

Which is why I recommended getting a new one. No sense beating a dead horse.
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