Question about Lite On SOHC-5236V CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive
Well sort of!
ok i can't get the dvd rom to read any dvd i put into it!
the drive in question is labeled E:\
so i checked device manger... all ok but still failed to read
then i checked the wires... all ok but still failed to read
then Bios... all ok but still failed to read
then i tried deleting the drive in device manager and rebooting
drive found on re-boot, windows driver installed (i can't find the driver disc not sure if it came with one really can't remember)... all ok but still failed to read
now for the fun bit
i had been trying to reinstall Civ4 (my other hard drive died a few months ago and i fancied playing it again) and obviously i couldn't
so i put the Blitzkrieg DVD in and it didn't read it.... UNTIL i clicked the games shortcut and the game started and plays fine BUT blitzkrieg requires the DVD to be in the drive whilst the game is played (security function i believe)
so i have an odd problem the drive works when a preinstall dvd game requires it but does not work with a new install or with playing movie DVDs
hope someone can help
Your dvd lense might be dusty OR laser might have became weak
try upgrading FIRMWARE
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