Do I need a new DVD Drive???

By Tongan
Nov 30, 2007
  1. Hello.
    I was just wondering if anyone could tell me if I need a new Optical Drive.
    If so, which type?

    My Current Optical Drive:

    Optical Drive Properties:

    Device Description: HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GWA-4164B
    Serial Number: 5661>@NJ
    Firmware Revision: 1.02
    Buffer Size: 2 MB
    Manufacturer: Hitachi-LG
    Device Type: DVD+RW/DVD-RW
    Interface: ATAPI

    Lately, the drive has not been reading my game disks properly when I insert them...
    And I also read somewhere that you should get a new drive once a year?

    Any help is appreciated.
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,715   +397

    You could try a lens cleaner I suppose. But I wouldn't go buy one just for that purpose. Also check to make sure your cables haven't worked loose.

    There is no 'replace yearly' thing for optical drives, just replace them when they wear out. They are pretty inexpensive now anyway.
  3. Tongan

    Tongan TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 53

    Cable seems fine...
    The Drive is slow, really noisy and either errors out or just doesn't read the disk.

    IF I were to buy a new drive.....Is there any specific type that I need, or can I just get any?
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,715   +397

    Any will do just fine, you should be able to find them for around (or cheaper) than $35 AUD.
  5. Tongan

    Tongan TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 53

    ;) Thanks mate.

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