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Lite-on DVDRW SHW 160P6S door won't open on Gateway computer

I have had the Gateway computer for 2 years. There is not a disk in the drive and the door will not open at all. I have rebooted and still nothing. The computer recognizes the drive but that is all. I have windows XP media center edition. I have tried to download a new driver but it wants me to save it to a cd and cannot open the door to do it. Please help!

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  • janelo1 Nov 21, 2008

    I was able to open the door, but that is the only way it will open. Now I am able to download the driver. Thank you!

  • womble1337 Apr 14, 2009

    I have had the exact same problem with my Lite On DVD/CD rewritable drive on my Gateway computer. Tray will not open even after inserting a paper clip into the hole located in the front of the tray. Only solution is to replace the drive. Got a comparable drive at walmart for $59. Very easy to install. Problem solved.

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There should be a small hole in the end panel of that cd/dvd drive..about big enough for a needle or a paper clip end. gently place one in that hole, and press the release button..should open..

inspect inside for anything that might be keeping that from opening. Might be that drive needs to be replaced.

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I have a problem w/ my Lite On SHW-160P6S DVD RW Dual Layer Burner which won't read any DVD or CD. Also, The door to the unit won't open unless you insert a pin in the little hole on the front of the unit...


You will have to open the unit. To be honest, it's a good idea to buy a new one as I had to change to belt and my drive started smoking when I turned my computer on.

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What is the comparable drive for lite-on dvdrw drive SHW-160P6S?


IMHO this Lite-On model,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4893211&csid=_21

Except it is faster, will read, and burn dual layer disks, and also has LightScribe Technology.

(LightScribe Technology is from HP. You have to use HP disks, (CD or DVD) that are made for LightScribe Technology)

This is the specifications of the Lite-On SHW-160P6S for you to compare against,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1740403&CatId=482

This is information about HP's LightScribe Technology,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LightScribe

Regards,
joecoolvette

Nov 09, 2010 | CD & DVD Burners

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Says I dont have a dvd burner and I have this one installed.. lite-on DVDRW SHW-160P6S..I can't burn a cd...any help? Sorry for the dumb question you guys!


do it only if u r a professional..

open it up, with the lens assembly there is a small preset, turn it using a screw driver a little anti-clockwise..clean the lens with clean cotton using isopropyl alcohol..
if not done, replace the lens assembly..
or else, replace the drive with a standby n see..

i gotta know: is ur drive pata/sata and the device make n model..
assuming that ur drive is pata, n u r a professional n aware of bios/cmos setup utility handling..!!
open up ur system cabinet and see if all the data cables n jumper settings at the back of the drives (master/slave selection)..itz most important..!!
however, at the bootup (0.29sec) start pressing briskly the key to enter cmos utility or bios setup (eg. F1/F2/F10/Del as applicable)..glance in the standard settings if r detected individually..change the 'Mode' if m/b is hybrid type(both SATA+PATA) : Native/Compatible/Enhanced (as applicable)..
see if ur device needs any additional driver or not, if so try downloading..
also try checking itz data cable for loose or faulty..
above all explanation is applicable only if itz not being detected by the m/b or system..(not for reading or writing problem)..

contact ur system admin/vendor....

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Drawer won,t open. unless i knock the top of desktop


all of a suden it dosent say nothing are open but when i turn my computer on and off i see the greenlite flash but thats all it do after that.what could it be????

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Light_On dvdrw SHW-160p6s working properly but doesn't read anyth


Hi,

Thanks for coming to FixYa, The problem you have is either a well documented software problem or a failing drive.

Click the below link, then scroll down and click the "Fix It" button. Follow the onscreen instructions, restart when it's done and see if your drive re-appears. If it does, you're done, if it doesn't work then your drive is most likely failed and you should replace it.

www.microsoft.com/kb/341060/

Hope this helps FixYa,


Chris

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LITE-ON DVDRW SHW-160P6S


If your DVD/CDROM is not working ie..playing movies or not installing programs it may be becuase you have installed a software program that edited the regitry for the DVD/CDROM - (Limewire, any burning software, etc..) windwos installs an Upperfilter and or a Lowerfilter in the registry for the CDROM - to correct this follow these instructions:

To resolve this problem, remove the affected filter drivers.
To do this, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box (Vista) or regedit in the Run box (XP), and then click Regedit in the
Programs list if in Vista or click Open in XP.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password, or click Continue. (Vista)
2. Locate, and then click the following registry subkeys: (must be exact keys)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
SYSTEM
CurrentControlSet
Control
Class
Once you have clciked Class the click Edit on the menu at the top
Copy and paste the following key including the curly braces into the Find What box.
Click "Find Next"
{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
3. Highlight by clicking on "UpperFilter" and "LowerFilter" ONLY - then hit Delete on the keyboard and select Yes
4. Shutdown and restart the computer

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