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DVD drive doesn't read suddenly...?

Sony has a very long, elaborate process just to ask them for some help, so I was hoping you guys would be up to the task. Haha...

Well, I have the Sony DRU-830A(internal DVD/CD burner) and it's never had problems. Then suddenly, one day...it wouldn't read a burned DVD I put in. Now, I "tested" the drive by putting in other types of media, and I found that it will read/play/run everything except for DVDs and CDs that were burned(either by itself or another computer). But it still burns things perfectly. Also, when I insert one of these burned DVDs, it will call it a "Blank CD" when windows pops up asking what action you'd like to take with the media you inserted.

On sony's support site they give a diagnostic tool...I ran it and it concluded that burning passed and reading failed. Well...I already knew that. Then it talks about ASPI stuff and I tried out some of that and nothing changed. I made sure the driver was updated, no change.

Any idea what's wrong?

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  • Aren Mishiru Feb 21, 2008

    Nope, my computer hasn't been moved, so I doubt that's the problem. Thanks anyway..

  • jolespat Aug 28, 2008

    Product is L G DVD/VCR combo. DVD reads three discs but does nor 'Recognise' 2 others made and supplied by the same outlet. I have another LG(Same it seems) that reads all my discs concerned. Help Please Geoff

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