I am having the same problem but with an aopen 20x10x40. I have tried multiple software programs and only a couple cdr's. I am using NTI software right now. When you set up an image to burn and you have a blank cdr in the drive and you hit the burn or record button it asks for you to insert a blank cd. Now this is what is wierd with mine. I have two blank CDR I insert one and it shows up as blank cd with 753mb of free space, ready to burn. I insert the other blank, just out of the wrapper and it does not recognize it. I am planning on stopping and getting a different brand of media on the way home to try. Mine also will read originals fine, but older cds that are backups it reads some but not others, some of the same media some not. Other than media the only thing I can think of is a dirty lense.