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My sony dvd rw aw-g170a drive is not detecting certain DVD's!!!!!

It just appears empty wth no data.................................
It doesn't open the DVD's.........

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If you have CD RAM and DVD ROM then change it to CD/DVD ram because in case of CD RAM and DVD ROM it may read CD but not DVD but sometimes it can read DVD also but when we copy data to computer it may freeze or give us error so i give you one suggest to buy a new CD/DVD RAM

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I hope this helps.

I have fought with the problem for the past few days including completely rebuilding windows --- with no success . The solution after 3 days was not software related, and not fault hardware either.

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I have sony dvd rw aw - g170a but this drive is not working properly when i try play video cd directly into it. It do nothing. I have notice that in device manager there is yellow exclamatory! symbol. i...


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This is a problem with the DVD Writer model. SONY DVD RW AW-G170a has problems reading DVD+/- R/RW Discs. But there is no problem with any of the DVD+/- R/RW Dual Layer, DVD Ram or CD+/- R/RW Discs. It is the reason that this DVD Writer lacks the correct bitsetting for DVD+/- R/RW Discs. There is nothing else you could do other than replacing the wirter with some other model.

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