laptop dvd has stopped burning

  nebula 23:24 27 Jul 06

HP Pavilion ZD8007EA Laptop.
dvd burner has it seems stopped burning dvd's.
it burns cd's no problem.
use both Sonic and Nero 6.
made lots of coasters using datawrite dvd general purpose and then one traxdata which plays in the laptop but not other dvd players.
it has always been good before burning dvd which will play on any dvd player.

is there a program which tests whether the dvd laser has failed?

  Gongoozler 07:24 28 Jul 06

In a desktop DVD writer, the answer to this situation would be that the DVD burning laser had failed and the solution would be a new writer. I don't see why the same answer shouldn't apply to a laptop, except that fitting a new unit is more fiddly. This is the sort of thing you would need click here

  Gongoozler 07:32 28 Jul 06

..... and in the US, the HP replacement is $320 click here

  nebula 13:18 28 Jul 06

Many thanks Gongoozler, look like the NEC unit will be going on trial. Your advice is much appreciated. Thanks

  Gongoozler 13:21 28 Jul 06

Hi nebula, it might be worth checking HP with regards to compatibility.

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