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Matshita dvd- rom sr8178 will not read any cd or dvds

The disk drive powers up the green light flashes but shuts down again. if you go into the system of the computer there is a yellow exclamation point on the matshita dvd-rom do you have a fix for me thank you

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SOURCE: MATSHITA UJ-840D, has disappeared and I can't play cd's/dvd's.

Before you do this though export your current registry to the desktop by selecting export from the file menu. If this doesn’t work just double click on the exported on to restore it.

1. Start Registry Editor by typing regedit into the start search box in the bottom left hand corner of the start menu.
2. In Registry Editor, expand Computer, and then expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
3. Expand SYSTEM, and then expand CurrentControlSet.
4. Expand Control, and then expand Class.
5. Under Class, click {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}.
6. In the details pane of Registry Editor, on the right side, click UpperFilters.
7. Right click and select delete
8. Click Yes when you receive the following message: Are you sure you want to delete this value?
9. Now look for LowerFilters in the right hand panel.
10. Right click and select delete
11. Click Yes when you receive the following message: Are you sure you want to delete this value?
12. Exit Registry Editor
13. Restart the machine
It wit worked for me on Acer with UJ845D XP Good luck

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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SOURCE: TEAC DW-28E DVD/CD-ROM not reading TDK DVR+R disk

ON a computer than can read the disk and has CD/DVD burning software installed on it, check the status of the media sessions. If this was writtien as a multi-session disk and the session has not been closed, many older drives will have difficulty reading it.

Posted on May 30, 2009

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SOURCE: My Matshita UJ-840D DVD/CD-ROM Drive Stopped working

i,m assuming this is A laptop Computer ?
The only thing you can try is this:-
go to My Computer/Control Panel/ System/Device Manager.
see if there are any yellow triangles or exclamation marks by your problem device. if so click un-install. then at the top of that page, there is a refresh icon or similar. which will rescan the systems bus.
failing this try add new hardware wizard, in control panel.
finally ensure the device is connected correctly, unlock/remove and re-insert. update any device drivers for this.

Mike @ Compurepair.

Posted on Sep 05, 2009

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SOURCE: The cd/dvd drive installed in my laptop does not work.

Please read this post.

it has the same cd drive which you are talking about. the problem is only with the drive. they also do not provide any firmware to update it. there is no filters problem. the problem is mechanical which is something you cant fix. these are chinese made drives, just use and throw. so, its now time to throw. there is no point banging your head, becasue i already banged a lot for this issue, and please dont replace your drive with sony optirac, it will also give you the same problem. all the best.
the drive which you talked about is the same i had originally on my computer. i also tried myself to update the firmware of the drive but no go. it still did not work. so i checked the functionality of the dvd drive. what is the technology of dvd drive and i found there are 2 lenses in the drive to read cd and dvd. if one fails it will read only 1 type of cd or dvd then. presently my computer has 33rd optical drive which is again matishta. it is still working, i dont know how long will it work. but touchwood its working now. so all i can say after such a bad experience is that its just a luck. regarding which optical drive to get now? you can get any one. its just the name, technology remains the same. like a lot of different people. but blood remains the same. so name doesnot matter. But i strongly say drives with SONY OPTIRAC are the worst drive, Never buy that. other than that you can get anyone. hardly matters.

Posted on Oct 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Is the Matshita UJDA775 DVD/CDRW a DVD Writer ?

Download this little program DISCinfo 1.6.1. When you run it it will give you all the info you need about all your drives. It's good, I use it. Get if from here []

Posted on Mar 19, 2010

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SOURCE: DVD/CDRW drive not recognising any DVD's

Hi people!!

This fixed my problem. Give it a go, I have access and am using my burner once more.

Good luck!!


Note: The solution provided requires editing of the registry.

  1. To begin the process, start the Registry Editor.
    • Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
    • On Vista machines, Run is accessible through Accessories.
    • Click the plus sign (+) next to the following folders in the left side of the window pane:
    • SYSTEM
    • CurrentControlSet
    • Control
    • Class
    • {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
  2. Look for any of the following names in the right side of the window pane:
    • UpperFilters
    • LowerFilters
  3. If any of the items above are listed, right-click on the item and select Delete.
  4. Be sure to restart your computer after you have deleted the files in the registry.
  5. Open My Computer (XP) or Computer (Vista) and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned.
  6. In some cases, you may need to reinstall some programs such as CD or DVD burning software, iTunes, or Nero

Posted on May 17, 2010

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