Question about Samsung (SH-M522C/BEBN) CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive

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Updated my PC and took the DVD-RW drive from old HP and put it into my new HP and it detects it, but will not read ANY disk... my other drive reads just fine.

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  • stephenhogg Sep 12, 2010

    no, but i got it working prior to get answer, but thank you for the assistance.

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You may need to update the firmware if the DVD is much over a few years old, then it simply may not be communicate right with the PC.
I have found that many of the "Older" DVD's CD simply do not work, with some modern PC's.
First though you need to establish if the DVD actually works, at all. to do this you need to really have it work in a generation of machine that it was made for, now if it works there, then it's most likely firmware that's stopping it, however if it doesn't work, there, either, the the answer is then obvious the DVD is faulty.
Over the years I have found, that 9/10 if the attached devices don't "Just Work" then there is a fault with the actual device, when they work, properly, it is easy to set them up, any problem usually mean a bad device. Sometimes it can be a setting etc, but most times i find, it is the device.
All one can ever really do, is try the suspected faulty on another PC, see if the "Fault" follows the DVD, if it does, then the DVD is faulty, if it works, on one PC, but not on another, then it may be a setting, or Firmware upgrade is needed. you need to check out the Samsung website for any Firmware upgrades, also trawl the net too... that's of course if you need it.

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