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I have a sony dru 820a dvd writer,it is not detecting the cd/dvd when inserted but it makes some wierd sound and does not read the inserted media

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    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    What format is the dvd/cd in?



    Is it a store bought video of home made?

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Hi there,

Update your Chipset drivers, and download the updated drivers and Firmware from Sony:
http://sony.storagesupport.com/product/125#documents

Hope these solve your problem

Regards,
Tim

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

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