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DVD writer not reading disks

Hi,
I am having a Samsung DVD writer (Tsstcorp cd/dvdW sh-w162z.OEM Code TS), bought a year back. It was working fine, but yesterday I was burninga DVD and got an error in the middle. And the burn process stopped. Since then thedrive is not reading any disk (CD / DVD). Whenever I put any disk and close thedrive, the light blinks for 4-5 times and then nothing.
As such the BIOS and windows (XP) both are recognizing thedrive. I have removed the drive using device manager and installed it back,changed the jumper settings but to no avail.
I am having another Samsung CD writer on the machine whichis working fine.
Can you please tell what can be the reason.

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  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2008

    writer not reading disks

  • mytimeoff Feb 11, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem. Was burning a DVD on the drive using Sonic MyDVD on provided on my Compaq. It had an error at the end of the burning session then the drive doesn't read any disc DVD/CD.

    Please help.

    Thanks.

  • subha06 Apr 10, 2008

    I have a Samsung DVD writer (Tsstcorp cd/dvdW sh-w162z.OEM Code TS), bought a year back. It was working fine, but yesterday I was burninga DVD and got an error in the middle. And the burn process stopped. Since then thedrive is not reading any disk (CD / DVD). Whenever I put any disk and close thedrive, the light blinks for 4-5 times and then nothing.
    As such the BIOS and windows (XP) both are recognizing thedrive. I have removed the drive using device manager and installed it back,changed the jumper settings but to no avail.
    Can you please tell what can be the reason.

  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2008

    i am having a sony dvd rw . earlier it was working fine .. but few days back it was having a problem in reading DVD's ... but it reads CD's perfectly
    whenever i used insert a DVD the systems used to get hanged up ..
    i tried a lens cleaner disc..

    but now its not even reading cd's

  • Lynda Jones May 21, 2008

    I have tried to download the driver, only to find it was unsupported (Samsung SHW16Z. I had another one prior to this that had the same problem. i bought a new one, assuming it had packed up - now i find it's a software problem. 
    I uninstalled and reinstalled the driver - no wise - now windows XP wants to reinstall it as a CD Rom!

    I have the original loading cd, which of course I can't use, and the drive is 4 months old. Can i download the software (driver) ANYWHERE? Samsung's site doesnt work. i downloaded VR355PAL.RUF, which is no use whatsoever.

  • efgroover Jul 24, 2008

    Reading cd but not reading dvd's

  • Masternaga Sep 02, 2008

    I am having sony dvd writer which i bought it about 2 years ago but three days back i was playing dvd movie but suddenly it struck.

    Since then it is not recognising or reading any cddvd but ,dvd writer is being recognised by xp.

    I am using IDE transfer mode defaultly

    please email me solution.

    Please urgently thank you.

  • Anonymous Nov 16, 2008

    My NEC 1100 also does not want to ' see' the content of the disk anymore. It seems to be stuck in a ' write these files to CD' but there is nothing to write. Normally I would also get an Erase these files (CD-RW) or Format the disk. But not anymore.



    Did the flashing and tried to reinstall the drivers. No luck so far.



  • achmadmovic Jan 12, 2009

    my dvdrom can't read dvd.
    i was change ide cable, update driver, and clear the lens, but my problem can't fix

    i need solution from u, please email me the solution.

  • rkutch Jan 22, 2009

    My Dell CD?DVD drive will read a CD but not a DVD

  • vinay_dattu Apr 10, 2009

    dvd writer is not reading any dvd

  • akhjk Jul 10, 2013

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Change ide cable 1st ok get back with me thx nick

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Remove jumper and change the ide cable if doesn,t working so use lance cleaner disk

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Hi
I have samsung DVD writer some DVD is not reding, DVD writer is just 6 months old.

pls help me to fix this

Mahesh

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Lg dvd writer not reading any disc,
but i hav checked that another cdrom is reading the cd's.
dvd writer is just 2 years old.

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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