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    DVD Drive will read pressed dvd's but not dvd-r's

    The carputer I bought came with an external slim dvd/cd player.

    Model Number is: TEAC DW-224SL

    Type: Slim Slot Loading/Trayless DVD Combo Drive

    Interface: External self powering USB 2.0 Cables included

    Cache: 2MB w/ Buffer Under Run Protection

    Disk Write Speed: CD R/RW 24x

    Disk Read speed: CD R/RW 24x/DVD 8x

    The problem I am having is that it will read any pressed dvd I throw in it and reads them perfectly fine. I am having issues with it reading dvd-r's. I don't know if anyone could really help me, but I thought I would ask. Thanks.

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    Honestly, I think you're SOL.
    Most CDRW/DVDROM combo drives can't read burned DVDs at all or can't read one type or the other (either +R or -R).

    I attempted to find some hard data on your model of drive, but wasn't able to find any.
    I suggest perusing the optical drive review sites, as they have the best information. Just because I couldn't find it doesn't mean it's not there.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Well according to the PDF from this link

    www.msc-ge.com/download/itmain/datasheets/teac/DW-224SLR-93.pdf

    it is supposed to read them, so it could be a faulty unit, if it is out of warranty, then you are SOL (as DP put it).

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    Yea, I looked at the pdf and read that it was supposed to read them fine, but it isn't. I will contact the site I bought it from and see what they will do. Thanks again.

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    We'll, It wouldn't be an issue with it running at USB 1.1, would it? I doubt it since it will still play one but not the other. Am I correct in assuming this?

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