Question about Lite On SOHD - 16P9S Internal DVD Drive

1 Answer

It reads CDs, but DVDs: "Please insert a disk in drive.."

My lite on Internal DVD Drive is brand new! But it's unable to read DVDs, while it can read Cds. What can I do? My LITE ON DVD SOHD-16P9S drive doesn't read any kind of CD or DVD. I've tried to restore the driver, but it can't be done. Is there a wy to renew the drives? I also have a LITE ON DVDRW SHOW-1633S with the same trouble.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 170 Answers
Re: It reads CDs, but DVDs: "Please insert a disk in...

DVD SOHD-16P9S drive doesn't read any kind of CD or DVD

hi,there is no problem in drivers .
check the hardware parts
there are 2 possibilities in your case
1.the laser beam which reads the dvd or cds is malfunctioning
2.ensure that the cable & buses are properly connected

in case laser beam is damaged you got to get it repaired for proper functioning

all the best

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


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


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My Toshiba DVD/ROM SD M1502 will play CDs but does not see DVDs. When I click on the drive icon in My Computer it says that its not in a format that it can read. I've tried looking for drivers and have...

Try the DVD disk in some other computer, to ensure that the disk itself is OK.
Try some other "known-good" DVD-disk in your Toshiba SD M1502 drive.

Or, spend $40 and purchase a brand-new, CD/DVD reader/writer, to replace the faulty device.

Dec 08, 2010 | Toshiba SD M1502 Internal DVD Drive

1 Answer

My Phillips Writable DVD driver is asking for a Blank DVD+RW9. I have Blank DVD+R Recordable discs.....why won't the DVD+R work? The Drive keeps requesting a blank disc.....they're all brand new.....HELP...


you said you have p/n 280751-B21 , this is 16X DVDROM Read only -- this cannot do anything buit read DVDs.. it will not record anything, it is not capable..
if you give me the computer modsl and S/N , i iwll advise which CDRW/DVD youc an install in it (computer) to record and write CDs and DVDs

let me know

Dec 04, 2010 | HP (280751-B21) Internal DVD Drive

1 Answer

I resently installed a Samsung DVD-ROM SD-608 into a friends machine. My problem is that the new drive reads CDs but not DVDs. In MY Computer it also shows it ad CD Drive and not a DVD Drive. Do I need new...

old dvd rom can not read the new dvd disk only the reson software.
sorry to tell,you should change the dvd rw newly instead of old

Hope it will help you.

Nov 24, 2010 | Samsung SD 608 (SD-608) Internal DVD Drive

1 Answer

DVD RW drive is working fine with CDs but unable to read DVDs

First try to use lens cleaner disk it will clean up the lens. If this also not help so it must be the sign that your dvd drive lens become weak. If you plan to replace the lens only it will cost around the same price of new dvd drive. So its better to purchase a new one.

Aug 09, 2010 | LG DVD/Blu-ray Drives

2 Answers

LG Super-Multi GH20NS15 internal DVD cannot read DVD

Cannot bro, Problem like this consider as manufacturer problem. Send it back for warranty

May 13, 2010 | LG (GDR-8162BI) (GDR8162BI) Internal DVD...

1 Answer

Does the toshiba sd 2502 , can it burn cds

It is a DVD ROM drive which stands for DVD Read Only Memory. In other words, this drive is meant to only PLAY DVDs and CDs but NOT save data to them.

To burn CDs you need a CD burner. Burners are of 3 types:

CD writer only burns and reads CDs.

Combo drive reads CDs and DVDs but only burns CDs.

Super drive burns and reads from CDs and DVDs.

As you go higher in functionality, the price also increases. Check your needs before you plan to buy one. Also compare prices of all the drives. Note: burn-able media costs are separate.

Dec 11, 2009 | Toshiba SD C2502 Internal DVD Drive

1 Answer

My samsungsd616tdvd drive cannot play or read dvd-rw cds.

Please note that the formats of DVD and CD are quite different. Whereas a DVD drive can handle both DVD and CD, a CD drive can only handle cd formats. Furthermore, a drive that reads both formats does not necessarily mean it can handle the writing aspect ok. You need a drive that is capable of writing/burning DVD. Most drives that come along with pcs can only write CDs but able to read both. So check your drive to see whether or not it can write on DVDs ok. Good luck

Apr 29, 2009 | Samsung SD 616T Internal DVD Drive

2 Answers

Has trouble reading discs (intermitant) when burning

There are two common causes for these kinds of problems: software doesn't match, or media doesn't match. also, there a lack of info in here. is drive capable of reading dvd's when it is used for other purposes? 1. are you sure you got the right firmware? check for updates on brand site or on google. 2. try using several types of media from diffrent brands. some drives cannot read specific media (for instance, sony drivers sometimes having trouble with JVC media). 3. the least common, but worst option by far is a hardware problem. if drive is bad, you should try and replace it in case your warrenty didnt expire.

Mar 21, 2006 | Lite On SOHW - 1633S (show1633sbk)...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Lite On SOHD - 16P9S Internal DVD Drive Logo

Related Topics:

245 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Lite On DVD/Blu-ray Drives Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Terry Allen
Terry Allen

Level 3 Expert

680 Answers

William Alequin

Level 3 Expert

852 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides