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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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Re: 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.

Posted on Apr 06, 2008

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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.

Posted on Sep 15, 2008

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My drive wont read anything. I am trying to install MS office from a DVD. my device manager says it's working properly and I tried the Microsoft Fixit and that didn't work


Device Manager states that it is working properly because it is detected by the computer. However, device manager has no capability of check if there's a problem with the lense of the DVD Drive. You can try a diffent CD to check if the problem is with the MS office CD or with the drive. If the DVD Drive still cant read any other disk it only means that it has a bad lense and you need to replace the DVD Drive.

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Jan 31, 2011 | Samsung SD 616E (729507925578) Internal...

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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

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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May 01, 2008 | Samsung SD 616E (729507925578) Internal...

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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

Aug 05, 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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