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AOPEN DVD-RW Problems

By Dr_Seuss
May 30, 2006
  1. i have an Aopen Chameleon 16x DVD-RW drive and its been working absolutely fine for about 4/5 months...but recently (i think it was after a windows update about 3 weeks ago) the drive has stopped recognising any DVD's that i put in it. It still recognises CD-R's and burns to them but not DVD-R's its also the same with DVD films and games.
    I have tried uninstalling it and re-installing it with no luck and updating the firmware (i couldnt find a driver update for it). i also uninstalled Nero and installed a newer version.
    The computer recognises the drive as a DVD-RW drive but wont recognise DVD's in it.

    Can anyone help me with my problem??
     
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Its broke. The lasers die occationally, just concidence that it happened around a windows update. To be sure you can try the drive in another computer or download a bootable dvd and see if you can boot off the dvd.
     
  3. Dr_Seuss

    Dr_Seuss TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 66

    but the drive still works as a CD-RW drive, do they use different lasers?
     
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Yes. They use different lasers.
     
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