View Full Version : Faulty DVD Drive?

Q man
24-10-2008, 09:26 AM
This is driving me insane.

ASUS DVD Drive (SATA) takes like a minute to load sometimes, other times it loads fine sometimes it just completely fails.

Will happen with a CD/DVD that worked yesterday.

If I leave the CD in the machine while booting then access the disk it will load up straight away but if I took it out then put it back, it won't load.

Almost snapped BF2142 disk in small fit of rage.

24-10-2008, 09:37 AM
Check for a Firmware update

If it is under warranty take it back.

If it is past warranty then maybe it is stuffed. They don't last forever.

Speedy Gonzales
24-10-2008, 09:41 AM
Or because its SATA, depending on HOW its connected.

If you're using a molex / SATA adapter, they can come out.

Unless you're using one of these cables that lock into the SATA port on the mobo

Q man
24-10-2008, 09:43 AM
I think i bought it in March, has had problem scince first day of use but over time has worn me down.

It only cost about $35 new my memory.

Good Idea! will check for firmware update.

Q man
24-10-2008, 09:55 AM
Don't think its power (Don't think I explained very well)

I can hear it spinning but not as fast as it should or not as fast as when it works.

24-10-2008, 10:10 AM
Does it do it with all disks, or just CDs or DVDs, just dual layer... ?

Q man
24-10-2008, 10:28 AM
Good question

It did it last night when i put Crysis in which is Dual Layer, but first time i noticed was
BF2 which I'm not sure what it is.

But other Dual layer games seem to work fine ie. Cod4 or MOH Airbourne (yes, yes that is a gay game)