DVD Rewirter can't read

  rickf 11:35 20 Dec 08

My Sony optical drives shows in my computer and device manager reports it as working properly BUT it would not read any discs. I have tried various CDs and DVDs, reconnected the Ide cable but it just wouldn't read. Any ideas??? Thanks

  MAJ 11:41 20 Dec 08

It's possible either the laser is dirty or has died.

  rickf 11:44 20 Dec 08

Hi Maj,
Yes, I think the laser has died as I have tried to clean any dust off it by blowing air thru' and still not reading. Cheers

  eedcam 12:59 20 Dec 08

Bit of Straw clutching but you could install Imgburn its free
click here

Then open it click on discovery bung a disc in blank or burnt if that does not show anything in the right hand pane Let go the straw

  anchor 14:05 20 Dec 08

I had the very same problem earlier this year (coincidentally with a Sony). Checking and cleaning made no differnece.

The answer was to change it for a new drive. They are cheap these days.

  rickf 15:18 20 Dec 08

Thanks for all the input

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