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Sony DVD Rom DDu1622 reading problem

I have a sony DVD rom ddu1622 with AS66 firmware. Now my problem is that It cant read DVD-R of any brand Sony, Samsung, Mouserbear. After firmware update by AS72 it now dont read any media. Can you tell me how I restore my old firmware and how my problem will solve. Amit

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Re: Sony DVD Rom DDu1622 reading problem - Sony (DDU-1613-B2) Internal DVD Drive DVD/Blu-ray Drives

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Re: Sony DVD Rom DDu1622 reading problem

The only info for you is got to this link and download the frimware again and update if all fails get another dvd rom or writer and don't update firmware at all good luck on this one

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