20 Most Recent Toshiba SD C2512 (SD-C2512) Internal DVD Drive Questions & Answers

It may be that it does not read either -R OR +R If you have Nero Info you can check the specs for
your drive or it might be just be a case of a bad cd try different brands .some brands don't work as well as others

Toshiba SD C2512... | Answered on Feb 12, 2011

i needs no driver but you need the Chipset driver.
with downloading and installing the chipset driver your problem will be solved.
if you tell me the model of your motherboard i send you the download link.

Toshiba SD C2512... | Answered on Jan 17, 2011

solution for CD-rom problem: turn CW the second little potentiometer with a tiny screwdriver, just a little and try to read a CD, if it doesnt work then try turn the potentiometer again. the same solution for DVD-rom but with the first potentiometer.

Toshiba SD C2512... | Answered on Nov 09, 2010

You can try to delete upper and lower filters for your system. go to start>run>type in regedit click ok> start looking for this parth HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318},when click on the folder look on the right column and look for upper/lower filters and delete it. restart system. Try updating the firmware of the optical drive depending on the model.
caution:be careful with deleting registry for your system this might affect your operating system functionality.

Toshiba SD C2512... | Answered on Jul 22, 2010

Did you buy this item as a notebook part, or did you buy another unit such as an external drive and take the drive out of it? If you took the drive out of another item, then you are going to have problems with the on board firmware. Toshiba is a nightmare for doing this.

Also some Toshiba computers do not allow you to upgrade the drive, even with a new Toshiba drive. I learnt this the hard way many years ago. At that time my new Toshiba Notebook would not recognize the New Toshiba DVD Drive, but my decade old Gateway Notebook did. I contacted Toshiba and they said they Firmware lockout new upgrades to encourage people to buy new computers.

Check out this link please http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:c9ISyU6vpdkJ:sdd.toshiba.com/techdocs/SD-C2512userguide.pdf+sd+c2512+toshiba+driver&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEEShsjj8j7yHoKfKNT6WSziIQRAM6VrYCspnQVQsE9JfUGibulS7r56mXC9Raw11-oQRre2PKTOzHqPMNjEiJmEgT1ADYQg4KO1E0Q1BGuQnQJMUXV-HLHD21USz-qnEBQZYFhUyf&sig=AHIEtbQJ_Wvsgh01rmczXQxubYdYAl_Z6Q

Good Liuck.

Toshiba SD C2512... | Answered on Apr 24, 2010

This may be a hardware problem - my drive was not recognizing any CDs, but read and played DVDs fine. There are separate CD and DVD detectors, and over time, one or the other may drift out of spec. I found a solution posted elsewhere on this site: If you remove the drive from the machine and open the drive tray, you'll see a metal plate held in place by three black screws. With a small (2mm) Phillips screwdriver, remove the plate. Gently lift the flat ribbon to the side and you'll see two very small potentiometers that can be adjusted with the same screwdriver. For a CD problem turn the one closer to the front of the drive about 1/8 turn clockwise, close everything up and try the drive again. You may have to repeat the procedure a couple of times before it reaches the right setting (mine took two tries). (The other pot controls the DVD reader.)

Toshiba SD C2512... | Answered on Jan 07, 2010

Assuming you have tried various DVD's & CD's sounds like a bad CD/DVD drive. These use a lens mounted on a moveable mount to focus the laser beam and over time the mount gets worn out and the beam can no longer focus so the drive can no longer read the DVD/CD. Should hear the DVD speed up then slow down and maybe a loud vibrating noise (Lens trying to focus). Can try a laser lens cleaner - you can get them at Best Buy, but if that does not work then a new DVD drive is in order. If you can change it yourself then you might find one on ebay used for @$25 otherwise a trip to the computer repair shop.

Toshiba SD C2512... | Answered on Aug 13, 2009

Assuming no dirt on the laser lens which you can clean with a laser lens cleaner http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9302097&st=cd+cleaner&type=product&id=1218081366389 .Recommend saving up for a replacement CD Drive. My Toshiba Satellite did that for about a year before the drive gave out completely. Found a replacement on ebay for around $25 dollars.

Toshiba SD C2512... | Answered on Aug 13, 2009

please stop smoking near your harware

Toshiba SD C2512... | Answered on Feb 11, 2009

It sounds like the DVD burner does not have a "write strategy" for the type of disc you are using. This results in the burner and the software having an endless argument about how to go about the burn!
You can either use another brand of disc more compatible with your burner or go to the DVD burner's manufacturer's website and check for "Firmware" updates.
The firmware is the software within the drive that establishes the write strategy for each type of disc and these are often updated.
If you do update the firmware then be sure to read the instructions on the manufacturers website carefully and follow them EXACTLY.

Toshiba SD C2512... | Answered on Jan 30, 2009

do you have the software installed to watch movies ? and check dvd for scratches , and check lenses and everything on DVD-Rom

Toshiba SD C2512... | Answered on Jan 28, 2009

check the copyright settings on it, most dvd's have that so people don't bootleg it and re-sell it, check to see if there is any scratches on it, check for dirt, or take it to customer support and get a new one

Toshiba SD C2512... | Answered on Jan 28, 2009

Try loading some drivers up first. This web page covers everything for T21 & T23:


Toshiba SD C2512... | Answered on Oct 02, 2008

can this SD-C2512 write DVDs and CDs? Kindly answer this to [email protected]

Thank you.

Toshiba SD C2512... | Answered on May 30, 2008

I think you will find a pin hole in the cd cover near the button. Unfold a paper clip and insert it in the hole and that should manually eject the tray. If that is no good then the drive needs to be removed and opened to get to the label and disk.

Toshiba SD... | Answered on Aug 13, 2017

Sometimes DVD player drawers get stuck closed because the disc inside isn't seated properly. At other times the player may have another problem. The first step in discovering if it is the disc or another issue is to remove the disc. Most DVD players have a secret eject button. It allows you to open the drawer when a disc gets stuck and cannot be ejected normally.
For this you'll need a standard size paperclip.

  1. Unfold the paperclip and make it as straight as possible.
  2. Look closely at your DVD player . Push the tip the paper clip into the small hole on the tray cover on the front of the Toshiba. The hole is on the right side of the cover.
  3. Press inward gently with the paperclip until you feel a slight resistance, then continue pushing to engage the internal eject button. The tray should pop open partway.
  4. Gently pull the drawer until it's fully retracted. Be careful not to pull too far.
  5. Remove your disc from the drive.
  6. Before you reinsert another disc, use the remote and/or buttons on the player to close the door, and reopen it. You can also press carefully with your fingers. If you cannot open/close the drawer normally at this point, do not put in a new disc until you have repaired the problem.

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Toshiba SD... | Answered on Dec 09, 2013

i think ,you should read catalogue.

Toshiba SD... | Answered on Mar 26, 2013

This can be a setting in BIOS, if it was updated or turned on it is normal. Are there any other signs of trouble?

Toshiba... | Answered 14 hours ago

could be a few things. I'll suggest a few things before our computer Guru Larry turns up. Also, please edit in the full make and model of the computer and what operating system you are using.

Can your computer deal with a 2 TerraByte drive?

Did you Format the new hard drive using the computer?

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