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LITE-ON DVDRW SHM-165P6S retail DVD read problem

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by skipadipa, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. skipadipa

    skipadipa Member

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    Am hoping someone may be able to offer some advice. My drive has served me well over the last nine months. It has a great writer & has no problems with playback of the numerous DVD's & CD's it has burnt!
    A few weeks ago I tried to play a retail DVD we own, the drive kinda clicked & spun a couple of times but wouldn't play. I checked some others that had played no probs before & I think about 2 out of 10 registered, the rest either nothing at all or the clicking spinning noise.
    I have tried uninstalling & reinstalling, I've also tried updating the firmware, to no avail. Tonight I checked out if my windows xp disk would read- it did but only after I opened & closed the draw a few times.
    Question is is my drive dying or is my computer causing the problem???
    This is my first post on this forum & am still very new to the wonderful world of computers... so much to learn so little time
    Thanks in advance any ideas would be appreciated!
     
  2. chrisdzie

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    when you put a different disk in there does it read? if not then the drive in going bad.
     
  3. ssloanlpn

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    I had the same problem recently with my Sony burner. Turns out the drive was dead. I would click like 3 times and nothing. Then I got this really cool Lite-On at newegg.com shipped to my door for only $35.
     

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