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Problem with sony dvd rw aw-g170a

SONY DVD RW AW-G170A is able to burn dvds, but it is not able to read the DVD's. The drive is able to read one particular DVD. It is
not able to read other DVD's. I am not even able to read the DVD's burnt by the same drive.Other DVD burners are able to read the
DVD burnt in my drive. It reads all the CD's without any problem. Please give me a solution.

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  • k1_qsg_911 Mar 28, 2008




    SONY DVD RW AW-G170A is able to burn
    dvds, but it is not able to read the DVD's. The drive is able to read
    one particular DVD. It is
    not able to read other DVD's. I am not
    even able to read the DVD's burnt by the same drive.Other DVD burners
    are able to read the
    DVD burnt in my drive. It reads all the CD's without any problem. Please give me a solution.

  • abhishek_n Mar 28, 2008

    SONY DVD RW AW-G170A is able to burn
    dvds, but it is not able to read the DVD's. The drive is able to read
    one particular DVD. It is
    not able to read other DVD's. I am not
    even able to read the DVD's burnt by the same drive.Other DVD burners
    are able to read the
    DVD burnt in my drive. It reads all the CD's without any problem. Please give me a solution.

  • Anonymous May 25, 2008

    SONY DVD RW AW-G170A NOT READ SOME DVDS

  • manisuru May 28, 2008

    i have sony dvd rw aw-g170a ,the problem is i'm not able to read and write any dvd's...any driver update for my product...or any thing to do ..

  • Anonymous Jun 10, 2008

    SONY DVD RW AW-G170A is able to burn dvds, but it is not able to read the DVD's. I am not even able to read the DVD's burnt by the same drive.Other DVD burners are able to read the DVD burnt in my drive. It reads all the CD's without any problem. Please give me a solution.

  • Anonymous Jun 14, 2008

    sony dvd rw aw g-170a not read some dvd please healp me



  • Anonymous Jun 21, 2008

    same problem for me also help needed

  • hilti Jul 20, 2008

    MY SONY DVD WRITER DVD RW AW-G170 A IS NOT READING DVD FILES I TRIED WITH CHANGE IN REGION SETTING










  • praveen1103 Oct 28, 2008

    hi


    i do have a same problem with my sony dvd...i am unable to read or write any DVD's

  • DJanarkali Dec 09, 2008

    when i wasing using Nero 6 POWER Callibration error occured...


    then i installed new NERO 7 after uninstallation... error remains


  • DJanarkali Dec 09, 2008

    My SONY DVD RW AW-G170A is not able to burn dvds


    Error is POWER CALLIBRATION ERROR...




    can nybosy tell me wats the Problem...
    I'm using SONY(AccuCORE 16x)  media for Burning data 
    i used NERO 6 n NERO 7 for the process... but error remsin there :-(


    plzz somebody give solution to my problem 


    Thnx n Regards

  • abhishek_n May 11, 2010

    Is there a chance that a drive supporting both +/- format suddenly stops recognizing one, due to some fault.
    Any way in my case my drive has stopped recognizing the DVDs it used to read earlier.

    It is not recognizing 4.4 GB DVDs but is recognizing 8.5 GB DVDs.

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Plz sum 1 gimme the link to download SONY DVD RW AW-G170A firmware.

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Ders no solutions 4 dis problem..m facin d same 2..it can only burn dvd's bt cnt read ne..its relli funny dat it cnt even read those dvd it writes!!!my vendor told me evn if its repaired cnt tak ne guarantee...actually sony hs manufactured a faulty or mabbe nt fully tested d drive 4 compatility.....esp dis model dvd aw g170a..it sucks..i sackd it n bot a lite-on 20x litescribe dvd writer..reads any n all types of cd n dvd's..SONY U ****!!!!!so i wud recomnd u guys to avoid dis drive n go 4 lite-on or sumthin else...cheers!!!!

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I am sheshadri i have sony dvd rw aw-g170a but not dvd read or write please give solution send to sheshadrikurvin@yahoo.in

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Even i have the same problem my Sony rw aw-g170a does not read anyt DVD's !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!>...

i hope sony is listening , i want my money back !

Posted on Feb 21, 2010

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Required Driver to Play-Record DVD RW in the Sony DVD RW AW-G170A or would you please kindly inform us how to fix it ?

Best regards,

Sincerely,
Bishwo B.Joshi
joshi@ntc.net.np

Posted on Nov 10, 2008

Let's say ******** to Sony and let them know that we need the firmware update for this drive.otherwise throw em away. I'm running the net long time to find the firmware update but the truth is that this piece of software doe's not exist yet
I invite everybody to sony forum to **** them in they're own territory

Goran
Macedonia

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Please give me a solution

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Hello boss my sony dvd rw aw -g170a does not read or write or recognise a cd or dvd

when i place one in it gets the system to be stuck

can any one help me out on this ?

if u have a answer plz mail me at anirudh.prince01@gmail.com

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I have same problem, i do not how to fix it but all sony dvd rw aw-g170a dvd roms face the same problem because of its dual layer.
kishore.

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

Even i've got a same problem....
it can read all the cds and only some dvds like movies and bootable dvds
waiting for soln.....



winston...

Posted on Sep 03, 2008

I have the same problem
is there a solution for this problem

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Hi,
if you go to the manufacturers website.
You,ll probably find that your drive, may only support DVD+ Or DVD- Format.
Being the case, you,d only use that type of Blank-Media ( disks )

mike @ Compurepair.

Posted on Mar 29, 2008

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Hi i have Sony AW-G170A on 2 pc's and almoust at same period both pc's started not to read DVD cds, cds that were writen by the same drive so ive check the net and end up updating the Firmwares 1.71 to 1.75 so check this link. And get AW-G170A Firmware 1.75 then u gonna need Binflash to update the Firmware get Win32 GUI version if u use Win Xp. Open the program press Flash find the location of the 1.75 Firmware and update it restart pc and it should work it worked for me.

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The drive wont read any burnt dvds, and ones that have stuff on it show up as blank cds. itll read actual dvd games though just fine.


The actual dvd were also burned somewhere, did you burn your stuff correctly, try playing those cd on another computer.
CLEAN, WASH YOUR DVDs CAREFULLY DON'T DESTROY THEM.
It doesn't look like your dvd drive is faulty.
Please feel free to ask me for further information.

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I have fought with the problem for the past few days including completely rebuilding windows --- with no success . The solution after 3 days was not software related, and not fault hardware either.

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hi dear

the drivers are part of windows
what they look as though they did was rerun the m/board setup disk and install the m/board drivers
try removing the upper and lower filters
scroll down to how here
http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=k...060&x=12&y=13#
check for a firmware update
the laser may be dirty or has gone
try the drive on another computer

for firmware , here
http://club.cdfreaks.com/f86/sony-aw-g170a-firmware-1-71-firmware-available-192972/

oke

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