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Samsung 22x Super Writemaster SH-S223F not reading any disc

Since the last few hours suddenly the DVD ROM has stopped reading any disc that i am inserting. Please give me a powerful solution to repair this. i have tried uninstalling driver and restarting. please help me ASAP.
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  • ferrerococon Nov 29, 2008

    thanks man but i tried putting All kinds of discs all day long in my dvd rom but no result. anyways thanks a million for everything. tc ciao/

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    I insert the CD or DVD disc and i does not want to start it can you write what is the problem

  • chefper Jan 10, 2009

    stoppt reading any dvd's ..but reads and burns CD's
    when DVD is in drive.. "my computer" takes very long to open and active desctop disappieres till dvd is ejected.... (xp 2nd, duocore 2.66, 8 gig ram)

  • Kaori Hibiki Jan 19, 2009


    Sorry but I'm also having quite the same problem. My drive(SH-S223F) Can't read any DVD+R or DVD-R. It can read CD-R though. So what is the problem here now? My firmware is SB02, the latest one. Thanks for helping! Hope I could get a reply soon.

  • Kaori Hibiki Jan 19, 2009


    I'm having quite the same problem here. MY drive (SH-S223F) can't seem to read blank DVD+R's and DVD-R's. CD-R's are fine. My firmware is SB02. Whenever I put in the blank DVD's the drive cannot read it at all. Any help here is appreciated. Thanks for viewing.


  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    I have the same problem, but it doesn't read anything!!

    After failed trying to make an image from alcohol 120%

    my dvd drive won't work!!!

    I have tried everything!

    It is only barely 1 month old

    nothing works besides the blinking lights and the eject drive

    and also it does this horrible beep noise when i insert the cd/dvd


  • MapleB Mar 27, 2009

    Hi, I'm experiencing the same problem as well. I already upgraded the firmware of my drive to SB03 but still no luck.

    Additional info also, it is not able to detect nor read game dvd's. It is able to detect audio cd's and movie dvd's, but cannot read.

    Drive is only 3 months old. :-(

  • Anonymous May 16, 2009

    sb03 still the same problem, very poor reading speed and not over 6x in nero speed only 3 md old two drives with the same problem

  • rajnil476 May 22, 2009

    Samsung 22x Super Writemaster SH-S223F not reading any disc

  • chefper May 11, 2010

    thanx for the post. but unfortunately drive still not working....
    have installed Samsung SH-S223F SB02 firmware twice.....
    still only can read CD's!! r



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Im having the same problem with this drive and samsung has not helped at all. i cant even upgrade the firmware because the automatic upgrade program that upgrades the firmware comes up with a warning window right off the start, but the window is the wrong size for the text and you cant quite see the OK button or click on it to continue. just a reflection of samsung quality. nothing but garbage. to me samsung is just a big scam. once they have your money, thats it , 0 support. oh well you got me again samsung, my fault. ill just throw this drive on the pile of samsung.

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this could be that the laser has burnt out, or needs cleaning.
Try cleaning with a cd/dvd laser head/lens cleaner.
Also try using different types of media disks, i.e CD Or DVD.
Sometimes a unit may read a cd, but not a dvd.
This will determine, whether the laser is giving any power output.

mike @ compurepair.

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Hello to everybody.
I work at the Samsung Service center for DVD burners.
To avoid that this drive will fail during the usage I recommend
everybody who owns this drive (& the SH-S223Q) to update the firmware of the drive.
The latest version of the firmware is SB02.
This firmware can be downloaded on our website:
This firmware will improve the stability of the drive.
I can also send the firmware to you by e-mail.

For any further questions please feel free to contact me as I will be
happy to answer all your questions.
Kind Regards,
Miguel Gelo
Samsung OMS Team,

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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How about it shows on the my computer as dvd-ram drive..and its not reading any type of cd..

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