matshita (panasonic) dvd drives

  paulyjh44 20:28 03 Jan 06
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I have looked everywhere for a fix or a forum for this problem, but to date I have had no success.
My mat*!@:a (Panasonic) uj-831d dvd r-w drive has stopped recognising dvd’s. It will play audio cd, and run, and install games
But any dvd it does nothing, it doesn’t show any files in explorer. Has anybody come across this or does any body know where to get a firm ware update?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:36 03 Jan 06

Unfortunately it sounds like the DVD laser has failed if CDs work ok but DVDs don't read or write.

Before you buy another DVD RW £30, try

Uninstall and reinstall the IDE channel the drive is on.

  PaulB2005 20:36 03 Jan 06

Maybe the DVD laser is dead. The CD laser might still be working hence it works with CDs and not DVDs.

  Dazza40 20:44 03 Jan 06

Soory,
don't know how to link to another thread. Is this the same as the posying below?

No disk in drive message
By Ray5776 on Sun, 01/01/2006

  VoG II 20:47 03 Jan 06

No click here is a different issue.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:55 03 Jan 06

Its more like this click here

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