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CDRW/DVD doesent work ?

I have a Sony Vaio PGC-K45 ,and my problem is the CDWR/DVD doesnt work at all , and doesnt appear on the hard disk driver , i think it might need to install the drivers do i dot that? ..i went to sony support website and install the cd-rom drivers but still doesnt work ,,does anyone have any ideas or solutions ? .....

i went to website call detective drivers , and it show me all the drivers that my laptop needed to install , but at the end they charge you, and i dont trust them

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  • gianb Jan 15, 2009

    by the way the driver is QSI CDRW/DVD SBW242C - 0

    does anyone knows any link or website that i can install the driver ?

  • gianb Jan 15, 2009

    Thanks ,

    but i alrady tried to download the firmware update on sony esupport...and it said it was not compatible

  • BillW50 May 11, 2010

    Okay I would try a bootable disc to see if the drive works bypassing Windows altogether.

  • BillW50 May 11, 2010

    I would test this drive with a bootable CD first. This bypasses Windows altogether. Like a Windows install CD or a recovery disk. Don't install anything, just see if it will let you into the install menu. Even a Linux Live CD will work, but you need to make one on another computer first. Ubuntu or Puppy Linux should work.

    If this fails, the drive probably failed and may need to be replaced. Or buy one of those external drives. Those slimline DVD drives are small and nice.

    Here is a firmware update. Use at your own risk.



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