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CD DVD RW NOT BEING SEEN IN MY COMPUTER

LITE ON dvdrw sos-852s i have this drive in a pacard bell laptop the other day i turned on the comp and the dvd drive had gone ???? so i turned off the machine and took out the drive and uninstalled it turned back on it found the drive straight away and installed it of course! now its gone again please help i have looked at forums and it looks like alot of people are the same !!!!"help me"!!!!

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Hi,
Sorry I can't offer any help, but then again, even Liteon couldn't help and posted a notice on their website a while back stating that these units were subject to drive failure.

" DVD-RW Drive SOSW-852S
NOTE: This is a system integrator product. Due to compatibility concerns, which may cause drive failure, we are not able to provide any firmware upgrade for this product. For technical support, kindly contact your vendor."

Posted on Mar 14, 2008

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