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SONY DVD RW DL burner woes

Discussion in 'Audio' started by runner121, May 2, 2005.

  1. runner121

    runner121 Guest

    I bought this dvd burner and life was great,for the first month.I
    decided it was time to mover on up from my Sony CDRW drive to a DVD
    burner which is the Sony DVD RW DL (model no. DW-D22A).After a about
    a month to 45 days,this drive can no longer "see" DVD media.It sees
    compact discs fine but will not acknowelege DVDs anymore.See this list of things I tried to troubleshoot:

    1.)Uninstalling from device manager + reboot

    2.)Unistalling some programs to eliminate driver conflicts

    3.)reformated hard-disk - New Operating System.

    4.) ???????????????

    I would like to talk to anyone who has experienced similiar problems
    with optical drives that they were able to resolve.
  2. runner121

    runner121 Guest

    Do you realise this is a forum for AUDIO related topics?
  3. runner121

    runner121 Guest

    yes,but since the audio on the dvds cant be heard either,it makes
    for audio problem as well.
  4. whompus

    whompus Active member

    Dec 2, 2002
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    You didnt say anything about firmware. Do you know what version firmware you have in it? May just need to update the firmware for new media. Also just so you know that drive is sony oem of the liteon sohw 1633s

    OH and the thread might get moved to better fitting location but i will try to help if can.
    Last edited: May 2, 2005
  5. runner121

    runner121 Guest

  6. runner121

    runner121 Guest

    AH! I always feel so refreshed after a failed firmware update.
    I think the only other option here is beating this drive to
    pieces and selling it to the scrap yard.A word to the wise
    everyone,this Sony DVD-RW drive is horseshit.(Model DW-D22A)
    Tried everything known to man to make this piece of crap
    work again.This drive does not have a firmware update,so i
    cross flashed,....same crap.
  7. The_OGS

    The_OGS Active member

    Feb 18, 2004
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    Hello Runner,
    I have the Sony DW-D22A, and it works great :^)
    Clearly there is a problem with your unit's DVD optics...?
    My unit, although inexpensive, came with a 12 month warranty.
    Just take it back to the store!
    BTW, the Lite-On IT firmware will "fail to find Lite-On device" and will not flash.
    This is good, because a flash would definitely be blamed for your unit's failure, when you brought it back ;^(
    Mr. Sony does not want people saying that - which is why the units are guaranteed for 1 year.
  8. runner121

    runner121 Guest

    Thanks to everyone who gave feedback on the post.As for the drive,
    I now have a VERY fast CDRW spare.I bought this from ZIP ZOOM FLY
    (.com) so by the time I paid for freight to/from I would nealry
    be able to replace anyways :). again THANX!!

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