Ts-h492 won't write a data disc

i’ve recently took my old cd rom drive out of my compaq evo d500 small form
factor and replaced it with a cdw/dvd rom combo drive out of a compaq
presario sr181onx. everthing works fine as far as playing cd and dvds but
when i attempt to write a data disc , it doesnt read as having a writable
disc in the drive. i’v tried using a blank cd-rw and then tried a regular blank
cd-r but to no avail…

Was your burning software reinstalled or updated after the switch? What software are you using? Try burning a test disc with ImgBurn, it’s free. If it works, you need to update or reinstall your software. If it doesn’t, then you likely have a hardware issue. I imagine it will work.