TSSTcorp CD\DVDW SH-M522C

Just recently my TSSTcorp CD\DVDW SH-M522c drive stopped being able to read blank media. It can handle factory burnt media just fine (i.e. games and program disks) but when I try to burn a blank dvd it claims that there is no disk in the drive. I’ve done some research and other people are having this problem as well. I’ve upgraded my firmware to TS08, uninstalled the driver and restarted and even uninstalled nero with its cleaning utilities. Nothing has worked so far. Any insight on how to fix this would be much appreciated.

P.S. I opened up the case and all wires are plugged in fine.

Try with other media.

A BLANK cannot be read, only recognized by a drive (burner).

[quote=sharpshooter2k3;1824216]Just recently my TSSTcorp CD\DVDW SH-M522c drive stopped being able to read blank media. It can handle factory burnt media just fine (i.e. games and program disks) but when I try to burn a blank dvd it claims that there is no disk in the drive. I’ve done some research and other people are having this problem as well. I’ve upgraded my firmware to TS08, uninstalled the driver and restarted and even uninstalled nero with its cleaning utilities. Nothing has worked so far. Any insight on how to fix this would be much appreciated.

P.S. I opened up the case and all wires are plugged in fine.[/quote]

Can it also write dvd’s also ? or only cds

Straight to the point!

[B]This drive is a combo drive: A CD-RW combined with a DVD-ROM![/B]
It never ever can recognize blank DVD, of course it also cannot write to DVD media.

PS: Seems that the OP posted into several forums the same question.
http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/531391