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    Dell External cd burner all of a sudden gives me error code cannot set active recorder. Plays cd fine, won't burn. Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by songsj View Post
    Dell External cd burner all of a sudden gives me error code cannot set active recorder. Plays cd fine, won't burn. Thoughts?
    Several. Unplug the burner and look in Device Manager and uninstall it. Re-boot PC, plug burner back in and you might find it will install it and all will be tickertyboo again.
    No? See if it is practical to get at the laser head and clean it with some alcohol but be VERY gentle!

    Have you tried a different brand of disc? I have two Freeview HDD + DVD machines and one will not burn Verbatims but will handle Maxell. It will not burn +R at all or DVD RW.

    If the burner is out of warranty Weee it and get another.

    Dave.

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    Tried the above, no go, device manager properties says device is working properly. Did the uninstall reinstall, I will try to clean it. If that doesn't fix it I guess it's time to move on. I sure did not get much use out of this one if it is shot.

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