Question about Dell SD-616 Internal DVD Drive

1 Answer

My drive doesn't work sometimes

Hey all. I have a problem with my Dell SD-616 DVD drive. Whenever i put in certain disks it just doesn't run them. I know i have the right drive and whenever i listen to the drive, it doesn't make that kind of startup humming sound. I tried taking it out to see if there was any dust but i couldnt find anything then i tried updating my windows and rolling back my drive but it still doesn't work. Can someone help me please? Remember that this only happens to certain cd's or dvd's and i know i have the right specifications. Thanks in advance

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 6 Answers
Re: My drive doesn't work sometimes

You may try to reflash the firmware of the drive, which you find on the web site of the producer, but i would suggest there is the logical hardware problem with the drive. You didnt mention if it ever worked for you or not, why dont you just use the waranty and change the drive for the new one? Robert

Posted on Aug 23, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

What do you do to get cd out

If it doesn't eject out automatically when pressing the eject button, take a paper clip and straighten it, or you can use a long needle, now look at the portion just beside/below/above the eject button, you'll see a tiny hole, push in the needle or the straightened paper clip, press the eject while you push in the pin, you'll need to push a little harder, it'll automatically eject out.

If you need further help, let me know.

Good luck.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Oct 08, 2010 | Dell SD-616 Internal DVD Drive

1 Answer

My Compaq SD-616T/CPR with FirmWare F304 will read CD's but will not read DVD+R. Any Idea of why or what I might do to correct?

update the codec driver. you can use km player as an alternative if u dont have a disk for your system's dvd player come with a codec

Dec 27, 2009 | Dell SD-616 Internal DVD Drive

2 Answers

My pc detects the drive but it does not recognise when I put a disk it

your drive is ok but dives lence is problem cleane the lence then check

Oct 03, 2009 | Dell SD-616 Internal DVD Drive

1 Answer

Upgrade PC DVD player to read all DVD's?

Without knowing your make/model of camcorder I'm just giving you some basic things to check. Q,E,F,T,B MODEL?? Go to the Samsung/us/support website, enter your exact model number(i.e. sd-616Q or whatever). When you choose your model, a selection of manuals will appear. Look nearer to the top of the page--there will be some firmware updates. Check the date/version listed on your unit. if it's older than that given on the site, upgrade.

Sep 15, 2009 | Samsung SD-616 16X DVD ROM FOR DESKTOPS...

1 Answer

I need a driver for my dvd-rom/cd-burner. my computer says the driver is corrupt.

Dell has the dvd driver for your system under the support area of their website. Hope this helps & please remember to rate my answer. Thanks.

Jan 02, 2009 | Dell SD-616 Internal DVD Drive

1 Answer

Soundcard driver for samsung mv30

check this link and download the drivers

Dec 15, 2008 | Samsung SD-616 16X DVD ROM FOR DESKTOPS...

1 Answer

A problem with my DVD Rom

ther is no driver for n dvd rom as such................
u jus have to unplug n replug the cables n try........
second-- check in device manager if it has been disabled or not.........
device manager---rite click on my comp>>>properties>>>>hardware tab>>device manager>>> check for cd rom if it has a yellow question mark... if so rite click n enable..............
third -- format n reinstall os(xp,win98,vista).....

80% time this wrks... try!!!!!!!

ny more q; mail me

Aug 19, 2008 | Dell SD-616 Internal DVD Drive

1 Answer

Age of mythology

Is there a problem with the installation or is it saying you need the disk in to play the game?

If it's saying you need the first disk in the drive to play the game then download the following NO CD PATCH.

Jan 19, 2008 | Dell SD-616 Internal DVD Drive

2 Answers

DVD combo drive not working

Did you set your jumpers correctly? How about using a different power Cable? Different Data Cable? If all fails try diagnosing the problem. DOWNLOAD HIREN BOOT CD, WRITE THE ISO TO CD THEN BOOT FROM IT Includes HDD Diagnostics for these companies Hard Disk Tools: - Hard Disk Diagnostic Utilities - Seagate Seatools Desktop Edition 3.02 - Western Digital Data Lifeguard Tools - Western Digital Diagnostics (DLGDIAG) 5.04f - Maxtor PowerMax 4.23 - Maxtor amset utility 4.0 - Maxtor(or any Hdd) Low Level Formatter 1.1 - Fujitsu HDD Diagnostic Tool 6.61 - Fujitsu IDE Low Level Format 1.0 - Samsung HDD Utility(HUTIL) 2.02 - Samsung Disk Diagnose (SHDIAG) 1.28 - IBM/Hitachi Drive Fitness Test 4.08 - IBM/Hitachi Feature Tool 2.03 - Gateway GwScan 3.15 - ExcelStor's ESTest 3.80 - MHDD 4.6 - WDClear 1.30 - Toshiba Hard Disk Diagnostic 2.00b - SeaTools for Dos 1.08 - HDD Regenerator 1.51 - to recover a bad hard drive - Ontrack Disk Manager 9.57 - Disk Test/Format/Maintenance tool. - Norton Disk Doctor 2002 - a tool to repair a damaged disk, or to diagnose your hard drive. - Norton Disk Editor 2002 - a powerful disk editing, manual data recovery tool. - Active Kill Disk 3.1 - Securely overwrites and destroys all data on physical drive. - HDAT2 4.5.2 - main function is testing and repair (regenerates) bad sectors for devices - SmartUDM 2.00 - Hard Disk Drive S.M.A.R.T. Viewer. - Victoria 3.33 - a freeware program for low-level HDD diagnostics Hope this helps

Sep 22, 2007 | Samsung SD 616E (729507925578) Internal...

6 Answers

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

Jun 03, 2006 | Samsung SD 616E (729507925578) Internal...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dell SD-616 Internal DVD Drive Logo

Related Topics:

154 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell DVD/Blu-ray Drives Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

NewYork kyocera HP...

Level 3 Expert

513 Answers


Level 2 Expert

159 Answers

Are you a Dell DVD/Blu-ray Drive Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides