Question about Toshiba SD M1612 Internal DVD Drive
My toshiba sd m1612 started a few weeks ago not to play about half of my dvd's. All my dvd's are originals, bought in good stores.
When I insert any of these DVD 's the light on the front of the DVD blinks about ten times and then stops blinking and remains ON, indicating the DVD can't be read. Windows says that the DVD is either corupt or has a format not recognized by Windows.
I moved the player to another computer, went through installation, no change.
It's like the hardware of the player changed.
I tried a lens head cleaner -no change.
OK... sounds like dirty Laser Optics to me...
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I don't recommend that you use it too often because you do not want to SCRATCH your Laser Optics with dust or dirt... you just want to clean the laser face...
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: DVD not working
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, and then click regedit in the Programs list.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
2. Locate, and then click the following registry subkey:
Caution There can be many instances of the registry subkey that is mentioned in step 2. You must make sure that you are in the appropriate registry subkey before modifying the UpperFilters and the LowerFilters values. To verify that you are in the appropriate registry subkey, make sure that the Default data value is DVD/CD-ROM and the Class data value is CDROM.
3. In the right pane, right-click UpperFilters, and then click Delete.
4. Click Yes to confirm the removal of the UpperFilters registry entry.
5. In the right pane, right-click LowerFilters, and then click Delete.
6. Click Yes to confirm the removal of the LowerFilters registry entry.
7. Exit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.
Posted on Sep 17, 2008
solution for CD-rom problem: turn CW the second little potentiometer with a tiny screwdriver, just a little and try to read a CD, if it doesnt work then try turn the potentiometer again. the same solution for DVD-rom but with the first potentiometer.
Posted on Feb 21, 2009
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