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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Re: CD DVD RW NOT BEING SEEN IN MY COMPUTER
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
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Try another DVD-RW drive because it sounds like the laser is going bad. Burning requires alot of power from the laser. Playing DVD or playing cd's doesn't require much so thats why it would play those.
1) Close all open programs
2) Click on Start, Run, and type REGEDIT and press Enter
3) Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders
4) This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the
registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.
5) If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete
6) After deleting the keys, close the Registry Editor
7) Reboot your computer
8) Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have
returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the
yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone
sounds like you're suffering the jungle DVD fever disease, most likely from excess salt air exposure(same thing happens over here on Hawaiian islands). So, just swap out the DVD for another one, and mark your calendar for same drill in another year.
Where are you looking to recognize the disks? if it is in my computer in Windows it would most likely be because the Roxio software was what was recognizing the disks. generally Windows does not do a very good job of recognizing blank disks. I would look at the disk information in your current CD burning software and see what that says.
I'm not familiar with daemon tools, but check what Device Manager (right click My Computer, Manage, then Device Manager)things about your drive. If it shows up incorrectly there, try deleting it, then rebooting or doing a "scan for hardware changes". And it's always a good idea to go to the manufacturer's website and checking for updated drivers, I've noticed especially with laptops, they come out ALL the time. Good luck!