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Problem I am having a SONY DVD RW AW G170a drive.It reads all cd's but it does read some dvd's

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Hi i am mohammed from india.
so u have dvd writer ?
while you buyed ur dvd drive. u may get a nero software cd.

u must install the nero application software. which support the dvd drive for the best performance of display, multimedia.


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My DVD RW AW-Q170A read some dvds but dont show their content

use a lens cleaner and clean the lens of the optical drive. this will help ithink.

Jul 28, 2009 | Sony (1-796-293-13) Plug-In Module DVD...

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

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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My DVD Wirter does not read dvd files

Not compatible or not working well with windows 7?
(making a program work with windows 7)

Maybe, It doesn't work because the driver/application you installed is for other versions of operating system. I am also using windows 7 like you so don't you worry, You can still use your old installer/driver from other versions of operating systems. Just remember that before installing any program in a windows 7 Operating System Computer, Use "troubleshoot compatibility". Right Click the Icon of your program installer/application first, then choose "troubleshoot compatibility". This will allow you to choose on what type operating system your program will run. Just reply back if it still doesn't work.:D rate and vote for me:)) julyallan01_52.jpg

Feb 22, 2009 | Sony (1-796-293-13) Plug-In Module DVD...

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You have made mistake in writing model of your writer. Its AW-G710A.

You will get the firmware upgrade here:

Jan 09, 2009 | Sony (1-796-293-13) Plug-In Module DVD...

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Can not read DVDs by SONY DVD RW AW-G170A

I believe the read head is not aligned properly. I would send it back for a replacement. I have had this happen several time after the DVD burners/readers had many hours on them.

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It worked with Win ME but not with Win XP now

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SONY DVD RW AW-Q170A not working....

one reason may be that your writer may be old and the lense must have died.

another is that the lense require cleaning.

the last one is that you need to upgrade the drivers and firmware for your sony writer which you will get here.

If all the above things dont work, replace it.

Jun 30, 2008 | Sony (1-796-293-13) Plug-In Module DVD...

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A serious problem

maybe..go to this link, look for sony icon, and go to that driver site

Mar 22, 2008 | Sony (1-796-293-13) Plug-In Module DVD...

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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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