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Samsung DVD-ROM SD 616E won't open!

When I press the open button, nothing happens. The light flashes on and off sometimes, as if maybe it's TRYING to do something, but the drive just won't open. I tried ejecting it from My Computer. I tried disabling and enabling it in the Device Manager. I tried updating the driver. I even turned off the drive in the set-up screen when the computer was booting up. Note, my DVD-RW drive is working just fine, but there IS a problem with one of my RAID drives. I have two 150gb drives, but unfortunately I don't really understand how a RAID volume works and am afraid to change any settings. I wouldn't even think that'd have anything to do with my DVD-ROM, but I thought it might be useful for you to know. PC is a Dell Dimension 8400 running Vista 32mb. I would greatly appreciate any advice. Best, Joe

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Re: Samsung DVD-ROM SD 616E won't open!

Hi joe your dvd rom is stuck for some reason it's definately not software all cd/dvd drive got a little hole in the front for an emergency and it looks like you gonna need to use that to force the drive open all you need is a paper clip or a really small screwdriver put it in the little hole and push your drive should open. i would just replace it as the are going really cheap hope i was of some kind of help to you regards

Posted on Aug 05, 2007

Re: Samsung DVD-ROM SD 616E won't open!

I have the same problem, and what I do is i go to My Computer and right click on the drive. This magically opens the DVD-Rom for me, and I dont need to pry my CPU open to get it out. Hope this helps!

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I am unable to write cd with samsung 616e combo drive

Hi likeme2299
Unless you would succeed with other cd's from another manufacturer or updating the firmware , your drive is defective and is probably not worth reparing .
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I have a dell dimension 8300 computer/ windows XP OS with a Samsung Sd 616e internal dvd Rom Drive. When I insert a dvd or CD nothing happens, except a whirring sound of continuous spinning. Also, when I...

make sure that the dvd burner is getting enough power test all leads that are attached to the dvd burner including electical extensions and make sure they have a secure connection or just replace them there might be bad/faulty or
your drivers may have been corrupted or you might have a virus run your antivrus program
you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd burner then plug them back in or
you might have to uninstall then reinstall your DVD/CD or uninstall the driver then reinstall for this device
control panel admistrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd dvd rom drives right click you can you can update driver,roll back driver,or select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall

if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem

Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders







This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak

If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer

Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.

hope this helps

Dec 06, 2010 | Samsung SD 616E (729507925578) Internal...

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Samsung SD 616E drive not recognized by PC

Check in the BIOS if the interface/port to which you're connecteing has not been disabled. Most bios ' access by pressing del shortly after startup before Windows has started loading. Others access by pressing F1 or F2. (It should indicate what is needed at the bottom of the screen at startup).

Jul 26, 2010 | Samsung SD 616E (729507925578) Internal...

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I am trying to install windows 7. I get to the

try selecting custom installation instead of upgrade. if same error occur there's a problem in your windows 7 cd. some of the files inside is corrupted

Mar 28, 2010 | Samsung SD 616E (729507925578) Internal...

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Media player says that it cant find the burner

I guess you have a Read-Only drive - ROM. You need a CD/DVD RW drive for burning.

Dec 31, 2008 | Samsung SD 616E (729507925578) Internal...

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Samsung dvd-rom 616E won't play sounds

I decided to check to see which video player programs were already on my computer. I have a Dell, so there were several that came preinstalled.
Did I mention that Windows Update had installed several new fixes recently?
My toolbar no longer worked like it did last week, that was a clue.
2 of my programs were no longer in the programs list, Interplayer and Power DVD were missing.
I went to the Power DVD site and downloaded the latest update.
Now my DVD player works fine.
I don't know why RealPlayer or Media Player didn't work, even with the updates.
I don't care, as long as something works.
I could have tried Winamp too but Power DVD worked and I didn't try anything else after that.
It doesn't have to be a problem with the hardware, but could be the software.

Nov 23, 2008 | Samsung SD 616E (729507925578) Internal...

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Samsung SD 616E Internal DVD not working

I have the same problem, wont read anything in the drive. It is a master and there is no slave dirve so its not that, jumpers etc checked, drivers, cables. Just wont work.

Dec 14, 2007 | Samsung SD 616E (729507925578) Internal...

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Samsung SD616e internal dvd

I could have you try a bunch of stuff and go through a bunch of hoop and hurdles but seeing how cheap DVD drives are today it is just less hassle to just replace it with a new one. Really easy to do. Seeing as how you know how to install and remove drivers and all.

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Unable to read some of the DVDs......

It's possible that the drive has died. CD and DVD drives are notorious for short lives but then I've seen some last 5 years. The lens could be dirty, just a small piece of lint is enough to cause hassles. Try using a Lens cleaner, available from all good audio shops. Some machines don't like +R disks and a firmware upgrade is needed. I've done many Liteon Drives with terrific results but if the manufacturer hasn't put one out then you're lost. It's possible you've used the wrong upgrade to fix your problem. With the prices of drives today it's sometimes cheaper to replace it. Believe me they can die quickly, my record is a week from brand new to unuseable and that was a Sony. BMW

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