[QUOTE=ronboe;2233923][B]Thx for responding[/B], I bought Maxwell DVD RW sony DVD-R, and some other brand of DVD+R just won’t do squat. The verbatim, and 80 pin stuff flew over my head. MAMA, no seriously I know the bare minimum about hardware. I have it out of my computer now but when I would go into my computer,and click on the icon it would open a blank window, when normally you get a insert disc promt. Oh yah how do you manually clean the laser, because I thought that might have been the problem. Also Roxio tagged it as a CD-ROM
drive, and Nero tagged it as the everything drive. OH, and the Maxwells were DVD+RWs[/QUOTE]
Here info on 80 vs 40 pin cable
On cleaning laser lens
That should be a start at least.
Reason why to use Verbatim is that it’s one of few media people would use that works well in either 4.7G or 8.4G capacity. Also it is problem free compared to alot of media out there. Also it gives better burns and playback.
On drives connect to 80 pin cable you have to set one of the jumper to MS and the other to SL otherwise it won’t read or write correctly without it. Otherwise some if it is the only drive some will work without the jumper set to either settings and some will require you to set the jumper. So check with the manufacture of your drive as each drive might be set differently from the other drive model.