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smurf
02-08-2008, 03:37 PM
Having problems with the DVD writer reading disks from time to time. It is a a problem that is inconsistently happening. After inserting a disk the lights on the DVD blink as though it is trying to read the disk and then nothing happens. I check in My computer by clinking on the DVD Write and it pops up a msg pane saying "Insert Disk" when the disk is already in it.

Any clues what i can do to remedy the problem apart from replace the Disk Drive?. The machine is not that old but is out of the warranty period :(

gary67
02-08-2008, 03:58 PM
Have you checked the cables are still seated especially if it's Sata

jwil1
02-08-2008, 04:05 PM
Can you read the disc(s) on other machines/drives?

smurf
02-08-2008, 04:08 PM
Yes...it is not a disk problem...I have eliminated that.......as I say the problem is intermittent ie...sometimes it will read and other times not (the same disk).

smurf
02-08-2008, 04:10 PM
Gary, Thanks for that. I will check the connectors.

feersumendjinn
02-08-2008, 04:51 PM
Put a dvd cleaner disc thru it (may be dust on the laser); update the firmware (if its available).

Driftwood
02-08-2008, 05:23 PM
Re writable disc's are good at doing that.
Is it the same for a game, program or movie disc?