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My JLMS XJ-HD166S Lite On DVD player on my computer will not play a DVD. I was trying to play but would freeze and the picture was checkered. Now it does nothing.

Please help me repair my dvd player.

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Re: My JLMS XJ-HD166S Lite On DVD player on my computer...

First of all DO NOT install any drivers. Windows itself will operate all drives on its compatibility list and more I'm sure. Drivers from web could be corrupted.
The latest firmware update is late 2004: support for reading DVD=R DL discs only now possible.
Trusted sites for this: Dell, HP, etc or use new firmware auto-updater at:

Posted on Aug 17, 2010

Re: My JLMS XJ-HD166S Lite On DVD player on my computer...

Yeah i have the same problem with my hp pavillion a210n

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hey john,

do you have a burning software installed? you can download nero express @

you mention that your friend gave it to you? was it working fine before? its easy to set up your new dvd writer whenever you have already installed a burning software like nero. well, you can also try clone dvd. it works very well too.

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