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DVD ram not recognizing dvds/matshita DVD-RAM-UJ-85JS.

I'm using lenovo y500 series 4EQ laptop/vista home basic.however my DVD drive (matshita DVD-RAM-UJ-85JS) doesnt recognize dvds, blank DVDs in certain but it recognizes cds that came with the service pack.I tried with all burning software but in vain.plz help me out..

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  • expander_in Apr 01, 2008

    my dvd drive of lenovo y 500 is not burning or reading moserbaer.........plz help.also it is not reading certain music cds read by other playback devices .thank you

  • superphysics Apr 06, 2008

    Exactly the same problem: recognizes some CDs and DVDs, but not most others

  • mohitrana Apr 11, 2008

    my laptop is lenove 410 series wit ha matshia dvd ram drive uj85js

    it worked well for 4 months but now it is unable to recognise any disc other than the discs came with laptop (2 drive cd's and a recovery dvd)

    please help me

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  • Anonymous Jun 02, 2008

    i have the same problem

  • Anonymous Jun 20, 2008

    i hv same problem

  • kittyveni Jul 04, 2008

    Same problem. Recognises some CDs and DVDs, esp DVD-R and CD-R, not RW types.

  • kittyveni Jul 04, 2008

    recognises some DVDs and CDs, but not all, esp of the RW type.

  • Anonymous Jul 09, 2008

    same prob

  • Anonymous Jul 11, 2008

    I have same problem too

  • Anonymous Jul 12, 2008

    am using lenovo y410.the DVD ram not recognizing dvds/matshita DVD-RAM-UJ-85JS. it is not recognozing any cds/dvds except service pack cds given with the laptop

  • kevin4590 Jul 20, 2008

    my matshita DVD-RAM-UJ-85JS in lenovo Y410 doestnot read any burnt cd's or dvd's please help and also not able to find the firmware to update please help!

  • welmer Aug 22, 2008

    DVD ram not recognizing dvds/matshita DVD-RAM-UJ-85JS. problem

  • Anonymous Sep 01, 2008

    I have the same problem. My lenono y500 do not recognise DVD's. Pleaase share any updates if you have to fix this problem.

  • James2003 Oct 08, 2008

    Same issue, mine is installed in a server, it worked fine for a couple weeks, then went complete inop...won't read anything yet the system reports no problems...driver updates do nothing, uninstall/reinstall does nothing...time to ban this brand from my network...

  • vaks79 Nov 19, 2008

    Last year in November I bought this Y500 notebook with serial no. EBO6582129. After 5 -6 months the problem with the dvd slot in drive began as it was not able to detect any data on 90% of cds and dvds which I put in.

    I contacted service guys and the problem was rectified after changing the dvd drive. During my three visits to the Nehru place service centre in the last one year (first for dvd drive replacement, second for travel adapter replacement and third for the mother board replacement) I must have seen atleast hundreds of consumers having the same problem with the DVD slot in drive.

    Now again none of the cds or dvds can be accessed from my system due to low grade product used in your system. Kindly tell me what should I do for this persistent problem with this slot in drive.

    Can it be changed to a tray type dvd drive or I have to get it replaced every 6 months as per my personal experiences.

    Moreover I guess that the product service has been expired some days back(which I am not fully sure of whether it has expired or not), in case it got expired what should I do to extend the service warranty.

    Kindly look into the matter and give me a permanent solution for this dvd slot in drive. As in the last one year I had to go to the service centre thrice and I never expected these kind of low grade or not reliable parts from Lenovo.

  • abhi4050 Feb 25, 2009

    Dear sir
    I Purchase a lenovo Y500 Note Book in july-2007 I have a problem with my CD/DVD RW the driver can not CD and DVD, But it read only original CD/DVD like windows vista, i ball and lens cleaner.I clean my lens with lens cleaner but not run
    Please send me a perfect Solution for that



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I too had the same problem, just take the DVD case out by unscrewing it from the bottom, then open the DVD case and jently clean the lens with a warm cloth. Put it back in and start your computer. It will work well.

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More than 50% of Y500 series users facing this problem. I also changed my DVD drive twice, but again the same problem.This is unresolved problem of lenovo. check the following link. This is the forum opened by Lenovo in lenovo website. They are trying to resolve the problems which are in the forum.

Posted on Aug 04, 2008

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The prob is with the firmware of the drive...nd there is no update for that... get ur DVD ram replaced from service center...!!

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