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LITE-ON DVDRW SHW-160P65

My Acer Aspire computer and dvd drive no longer accepts disks of any kind, and the computer doesnt even recognise that a dvd drive is there. i think it might be a driver problem but i dont really know what to do. hope you can help

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  • truthseeker3 Nov 15, 2008

    it will not read dv-r it has 2 times alowed me to burn a music cd but now will not detect anything again

  • mlpbull Dec 11, 2008

    Over the past few years i have recorded numerous dvds and have tryed to access my back-ups, with very simular problems, sometimes reading other times not.... I managed to find a driver for this drive at the main Lite-on site just released in 2008 , hope it works to fix this and possibly someone else out with this same problem..heres the link for anyone who may need it...

    http://us.liteonit.com/us/index.php?opti...

    Signed The Bull....!


  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    I cant seem to install a DVD disk into the disk drive please help!

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If windows sees the drive in device manager you can attempt to update the firmware. To access device manager, right click on My Computer and then go to properties. Then click the Hardware tab and then the Device Manager button. Look under DVD/CD-Rom Drives and see if it's listed. If it is, then get the model information off the the drive. Sometimes it is listed in Device Manger, sometimes not, you may have to take the drive out of the PC. After you get the info, post it here and I can point you in the right direction of a firmware update.

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