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DVD drive problem

By Ana83773
Jun 23, 2006
  1. For some reason my Mat****a DVDRW 9 won't recognize burned cds anymore. It just thinks it's a blank disk now, but CDs and DVDs with legit programs and movies are able to be read. Is there any way to fix my laptop to get it to recogize burned cds again? I have a Sony FS660 fyi. Thanks so much.
     
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    it sounds like a madia issue and bad burns. what brand of media is it?
     
  3. Ana83773

    Ana83773 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    TDK, sony, and memorex. It used to be able to read all of them but not anymore.
     
  4. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    TDK quality depends on who is suppling them at the time, Sony is at best, so-so. and Memorex is absolute crap. to determine if it is your drive or the media\burn you should try the disks on another computer to see if the drive can read them. if they cant then you know it's the media.

    How old is this drive? and have you ever updated the firmware on it?
     
  5. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    Upgrade your firmware, this should fix the problem.

    Regards,

    Korrupt
     
  6. Ana83773

    Ana83773 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it's a year old comp and no never have updated the firmware. what is that?
     
  7. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    Your burner has a Rom chip in it that stores the firmware. good quality drives are backed with support that includes updated firmware for at least several months. the firmware tells the burner how to burn different types of media for the best results. go to your burner makers website and look int he support section they should have a downloads section with the latest firmware for your burner.
     
  8. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    perhaps try drivers.softpedia.com/catRedir/FIRMWARE/Sony

    hope this helps,

    regards,

    Korrupt
     
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