Hi, I can't seem to get my internal or external CD/DVD-RW to recognize a blank DVD. It reads DVD's that have something on them, but the minute I put a blank in either drive, it says I don't have a blank disc inserted. I've tried Nero, installed DVD codecs, newer drivers, but still nothing. Do you think both of these drive's lasers are shot? I'm using 3 different blanks that I have burned on both drives before. Both drives do exactly the same thing. Both will burn blank CD's, but not DVD's. Got any ideas, or are they shot? I did open the external drive, and put a blank DVD in. I saw the laser come on and stay on. But is there two types of lasers? That's what I've heard.
Yes there are two different lasers. Have you tried the blank discs in another drive? You may just have a bad batch of blank discs.
Also there may be a compatability problem. Try a different brand of disc or one with a slower maximum write speed.