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Sony dru-820a not working

Sir, i've just replaced my casing, then installed all hardwares back, then suddenly my sony dru-820a didnt work, why? but the dvdrw is detected by the bios and also can ejected by using windows explorer, please help me, TIA

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Check the divece settings in the bios i.e. SATA, ATA, IDE

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Here's the first thing Sony says on the subject:

Ensure the Sony drive is set as a secondary master by itself. If you have another disc burner or a zip drive on the same IDE cable, please separate them.

My MSI P45D3 has a single IDE channel...
ARG!!!!!!!

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Sony DRU-820A DVD RW Dual Layer Burner not working


Hi there,

Download the most current drivers for your Chipset. Uninstall the drive via Device Manager, restart your system and let Windows install it. Update to the latest Windows Service Pack. Download the updated Firmware version and internal drivers from here:
http://sony.storagesupport.com/product/125#documents

Hope this solves your problem

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Hi there,

Uninstall the drive via Device Manager, restart your system and let Windows install it.
Update to the latest Windows Service Pack.
Download the most up-to-date Chipset drivers.

If none of these work, clean your registry.
http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm
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Hi,
did you try to do the emergency eject ?
jewellers driver in drive pinhole.
use the eject method again, Computer powered Off. Open the drawer and push it back in firmly.
This is an eject button, make/break switch problem.
Also try ejecting the drive from my computer/Right click with mouse ( CD Drive ) Eject.
And ensure the 4 Pin Molex ( Red-Black-Black-Yellow ) is the right way round. Yellow usually faces to the outside of the casing.

Mike @ compurepair.

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Sony DVD RW DRU-820A


HI,
Double check the Ribbon Cable Connector is installed Correctly ( 40-80 Strand IDE ) sometimes if these are not fitted squarely Or pushed in hard enough. Can cause a Problem.
Also try the emergency eject procedure on The Drive. Small jewellers screwdriver Or Needle, insert into the drives faceplate ( pinhole in drives faceplate drawer ) push to open dvd drawer. pull out drawer Gently. And push back in. This ocassionally works for a stcking Drawer/eject mechanism.
Finally try the drive without a disk in ( open/eject Or Close )

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