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Doesn't recognize disks anymore

My LVW-5005X no longer will recognize that I have a disk inserted.
It will open and close with no problem, but always reports NO DISK.
I have tried already written DVD disks, blank DVD-R and DVD+R disks,
and blank CDs.
The unit has worked until now, but I had trouble with the door opening so I had to open the cover and remove the burner so I could get to the manual eject lever. Now it opens/closes with no complaint, but somehow it no longer recognizes there are disks in the unit.

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  • pgruok Jan 07, 2008

    Exact same problem. Help!!!! Does not recognize any discs!

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2008

    My unit has recently been experiencing taking a long time to preparing disk for recording. when a new disk is inserted it takes a longer time that usual to recognize the blank disk. if it recognizes the disk at all for recording.

    Even with RW disk that were previously recorded. after erasing the disk fails. the recorder does not recognize that disk.



    From the FAQ'S rw disks can be used 1,000 times I' am not getting that lenth of service. the unit scratches that disk a lot . the just dont last as long as expected.



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This is a common problem with the Lite-on LVW range of DVD recorders due to changes in the construction of more recent DVD R media. It can be solved with a relatively simple firmware upgrade.

Goto :

You'll need to have a blank CD and a CD/DVD writer in the PC you use to download the file.

Follow the instructions on the website to upgrade your firmware, this should then allow you to write to DVD's once again.

Posted on Mar 06, 2008


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