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Samsung SD 616E Internal DVD not working

I went to use my dvd-rom today and it will not work. The device manager says it is there and working properly.....but I beg to differ. It won't play dvds cds or anything. If I put a disc in there it doesn't do anything. I don't know much about computers really so I need some help :-)

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  • risingbollan Dec 21, 2007

    same here. whenever i try to insert any disc nothing happens. if i double click the icon in My Computer it tells me to insert a disk....which i already did.

  • snakeslayer Dec 23, 2007

    I wanted to use my dvd-rom today and it didn't work. The device manager says it is there and working but it doesn't. If I put a disc in there it doesn't do anything. I don't know much about it...

  • pmyers Dec 25, 2007

    Samsung sd-616e drive will not read cd's. device manager says everything is working properly, but computer keeps telling me to insert a disk. When you click on the properties, it tells me the usage is 100% but nothing is in the drive.

  • smackyomama Dec 26, 2007

    ...same problem[s] as the three previous posters. might be time to replace it, ya think?

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2007

    same exact problem, looking for answers

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2007

    dvd rom won't work

  • mrjerry Dec 27, 2007

    same problem as missracheg. dvd rom won't work

  • Nicholas1234 Jan 05, 2008

    i have the same probem also with my drive where I put a disk in and it will not read it at all and the device says on my computer that it is working perfectly! :(

  • mikemunter Jan 23, 2008

    i have the same problem, computer diagnostics say it is fine. i am always prompted with "insert a disk" even though a disk is already in. I've tried swapping cables, power and didnt help.

    i thought it might be a driver problem, but i cant find anything on the web. any ideas?

  • Hansjoh Jan 26, 2008

    since this week as well as my Samsung SD-616E as my HP DVD-writer 640b give problems with showing the contence of Cd-roms. Programm or JPEG files are not show and the CD rom does not even startup to get the necessary revolutions. In the My computer screen a symbol of a CD is shown but no files are displayed.

    i have never encountered a problem like this one in all my 25 yeras of PC usage.



  • rubber ducky Feb 20, 2008

    I have the same problem with the same drive.

    Is there any solution to my problem?


  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2008

    i have the same problem

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2008

    Samsung SD 616E Internal DVD - not working - can't read discs - says insert disc when the disc is already in.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2008

    Samsung SD 616E Internal DVD - not working says insert disc- can't read anything on the disc

  • sidhant Mar 31, 2008

    my drive reads vcd but when i insert a dvd nothing happens.

  • TommyG08 Apr 29, 2008

    Samsung dvd-rom sd 616e: computer says insert disc when a disc is already in the drive. Tried updating drivers, not successful. Device manager says system is working fine.

  • tracks4me May 03, 2008

    The Samsung DVD-ROM SD-616E F501 needs to have updated Firmware installed according to Samsung. Problem is, they no longer support it???? Carzy. Any suggestions? Thanks

  • Anonymous May 08, 2008

    Need driver for DVD rom

  • frank0324 May 18, 2008

    My Samsung SD 616E internal DVD drive has the same problem.

    Windows XP says it is working fine, but i can nor open data CDs, MP3 music CDs nor store bought music CDs, nor of course DVDs.

  • Anonymous Jun 15, 2008

    Im haveing the same thing

  • skrumy Jul 13, 2008

    For whatever reason, after I did a restore on my PC now it thinks my DVD-rom drive is a CD-rom drive. No matter how many times I un-install and re-boot it always reloads a CD-rom driver

  • Anonymous Sep 04, 2008

    i get a message to insert disc when in fact there is already a disc in the drive (this happens whether it is CD or DVD).


  • gpanter1962 Oct 28, 2008

    windows device manager states there is ab error (code 19) in the registry for this device. installed byr wont work.

  • silver2525 Dec 17, 2008

    The drive plays CDs but does not read DVDs (Error message please insert disk)

  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2008

    My dvd samsung sd-616e has the same problem. It just say insert a disk. For no reason stopped working. When looking over the internet for update, this idiot from Detective Driver company keeps popping up charging for it. I purchassed this computer with the DVD and don't feel comfortable to pay for upadate driver.

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    Samsung sd-616e dvd drive will is not working. device manager says everything is working properly, but computer keeps telling me to insert a disk. When you click on the properties, it tells me the usage is 100% but nothing is in the drive.

  • frank0324 May 11, 2010

    I would like to point out that soulsurfer confirmed he also has the same problem as the rest of us, but it was posted as a SOLUTION rather than a COMMENT - SAME PROBLEM. To date I have not seen anyone who has actually posted a solution that works.



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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.

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My Samsung SD-616E DVD-Rom is not recognised by Windows Media Player when I try and burn songs, yet the system tells me it is operating correctly. Is there a fix...........thanks.

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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

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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).

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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.
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DVD/CD - RW Combo Drives

Any brand should work as long as you have the correct drivers.

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Samsung SD 616E Internal DVD

mmm! thats very strange! your drive could be damaged internally or have you checked all internal connections Ie: checked that the IDE or Sata cables are connected, By the way i will only recommend you do this if your technically minded.

you can do one of the following

1, have your system checked fully by a local engineer or
2, buy a new Drive if all other parts of your system is working

Dvd-roms / recorders are cheap enough now just to throw away and replace.

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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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