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Please help! LITEON DVD-RW drive thinks blank DVDs are CDs! what do I do?

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by ultcomics, May 19, 2007.

  1. ultcomics

    ultcomics Member

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    Ok here's the story

    I have an external, USB, LITEON DVD burner model SOHW-1673SX
    I've had it for a while and it's always worked just fine. Today, for some odd reason, it decided "hey I don't want to be a DVD burner anymore. I'll read DVDs and CDs just fine and I might even burn CDs, but not DVDs"

    If I stick in a blank DVD+R or DVD-R (tried different brands), the drive's name (in My Computer) goes from DVD-RW drive to CD Drive. When I try to burn something with nero or dvd shrink, it fails.
    One time a failed disc, after re inserting it, had part of the file name of what I tried burning written on the DVD but that was it.

    I've already tried different firmwares, it's currently at it's most recent firmware (Drivers are nonexistant, its plug n play I guess).
    Tried system restore, same thing...
    Tried reinstalling Nero, same thing...

    I really don't know what to do, I'm desperate
     
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    LOCOENG Moderator Staff Member

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    Run Nero InfoTool and see if your ASPI (both Nero and system) are corrupt...
     
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    so how do i do that?
    and what if they are corrupt? what do i do?
     
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