Question about Lite On SOSW-852SX DVD±RW Dual Layer Burner
I have an Acer Aspire series 1680 notebook with an internal Slimtype DVDRW SOSW-852S. I was using the drive without any problems for nine months. One day, I was watching VCD in it and then it suddenly wouldn't work in the middle of the video. After that, it won't read nor write any kind of CD anymore. The Windows OS can still see it and shows it as without any problems. I tried using a bootable CD in it to check if it is the Windows driver but the CD won't boot either. So it looks like a hardware problem. I disabled the Windows hardware profile of the DVDRW drive. After several days, I enabled it again and tried reading a DVD video on it. It suddenly worked and set the region settings to the DVDCD's region (region 3). Before, it never does this but this time, it automatically set its region setting to the DVD's region. When I tried reading other DVD videos from the same region, some worked, some didn't. I tried reading DVD softwares, it can't read it. I tried reading VCDs and software CDs but it can't read it either. It could just read some DVDs from region 3. So what's the problem here? Initially it seems its a hardware problem. Then after sometime of being disabled then enabled, it seems to be a software problem. Please help! Getting it fixed from the service center is too expensive for me.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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