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Hl-dt-st dvd-rom gdr8163b wont read dvds/cds

By Elboma
Mar 12, 2008
  1. HI, i have a 'hl-dt-st dvd-rom gdr8163b' dvd-rom which has suddenly stopped working. when i insert a dvd the red/orange blinks then goes off. please anyone tell me how to fix this problem?
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,983   +168

    Yes... replace the DVD ROM
     
  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,395   +169

    yep... doesn't look good for your drive..

    if you simply google Hl-dt-st dvd-rom gdr8163b you'll see it has a long history of suddenly not working anymore. You might look and see if there;s are more recent firmware release then running in the drive.. but, if only based on reading other's experience online, you're probably best to spend your time looking for a new drive.
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,983   +168

    CD/DVD combo drives are cheap and easy to install... Don't waste any more time. If you can't replace it yourself, find someone who can
     
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