Question about Sony DWQ 58A 8x8x4 Slim DVD RW w/ NTI DVD Maker, Black,Bulk (DWQ58A) Burner

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Cd not working on my sony dvd+-rw DW-Q58A

i have a prob with my dvd drive
i am not ab1e p1ay cd on my dvd drive
i can p1ay dvd but not cd

any he1p

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  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2008

    hi there, the same thing is happening with my sony drive, does not detect any cd in the drive, full or blank, while it was writing some mp3 on the cdit completed the fist 3 files and then i saw it saying finalising disc and then ejected it. Has not been working since, it tries to spin it a few times and then stops, no more light flashing. Would anybody know if there is 2 lasers that read cd and dvd undependently or not, you only can see 1 there unless there is 2 bild in 1, if so what can i do, whats the solution, thanks

  • Anonymous May 03, 2008

    not redy cd but redy dvd´s

  • McGinley Jun 03, 2008

    Same problem. Sony DW-Q58A in a Dell Inspiron. Plays DVDs, but not CDs. Bought a replacement and have the same problem. Updated the firmware to UYS4WIN. Deleted upper/lower limits per Microsoft suggestion. Problem remains. Two drives, same problem. No one seems to have the solution.

  • spatils Jan 16, 2009

    I am having same problem with my Sony drive. I have formatted my PC but problem persists.

  • superogoo82 Feb 03, 2009

    i have the same problem. Will play a dvd but can't recognize CDs. It's a sony in an Inspiron 6000.

  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2009

    I have the same problem with Dell inspiron 6000. I have tried everthing. nothing seems to work.

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2009

    Hi there,

    I have the same problem: reading CD's but no DVD..
    Everything I have tried did not helped. It is 100% a hardware failure.. Now I am not able to boot from my CD!!



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Some problem.. Dell Inspiron 640m with Sony drive.

Posted on Sep 07, 2008


I too have the same problem. I've read many of the options and uninstalled drive etc but no success. The DVDs play perfectly, but put in a cd and its bump n grind and nothing happens.

Wondering .... I use the Russian MP3 music sites and burn mp3's to cd, could Sony have a DRM programme that shuts down their drives if you buy from such sites?

Ok Im clutching at straws

Posted on Apr 26, 2008


I am facing the same problem with my Sony VIAO laptop which I bought 2 years ago. I tried booting in LINUX also but still the same problem.

I think its not related to OS settings. its the hardware faulty kinda problem.

O Allah help, there is no help except from you.

Posted on Apr 21, 2008

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Drive out of alignment or dirty...accordianman

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2. Type regedit in the Open box, and click OK.
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