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Unable to read some of the DVDs......

Hi, I have some of my DVDs (Media or Software) that Sumsung DVD-ROM SD-616E is not able to read, getting some massege something like (unreadable CD format or the cd is not capable with Windows format). keeping in mind that these DVD are readable in othere DVD-ROM in my PC..... so i tried to find some updates in google, and i found some latest firmware, but nothing happened, i tried to change the DVD-ROM region, but also nothing. Hoping to hear from you soon,and know whats going on and what i have to do.... Thank you, Raed

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  • Anonymous Nov 10, 2007

    My PC doesn't seem to detect ANY DVD's at all. It reads CD's but not DVD's.

    I've tried tonnes of things such as changing the DVD rom region and other stuff

    please help.

  • rbrown52 Dec 17, 2007

    I have a similar problem. One day the drive stopped reading data CDs, music CDs, or DVDs. The disk goes in, the light flashes, but no action. Headcleaners just don't work so the Samsung now has a date with the recycling centre. Probably best to buy a brand that has a longer lifetime than 2 years that has been shared with another DVD device on the machine.

  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2007

    Dvd Drive cannot play video DVD

  • KLISTER Jan 09, 2008


    Exactamente tengo el mismo problema, algunos DVDs no me leen, incluso DVDs originales de videojuegos o películas. A veces, estoy visualizando una película desde el DVD y se queda la unidad leyendo.


    I have exactly same problem. My LG DVD unit have very troubles for read some DVDs. I have revised the drivers. Drivers have do not troubles, but the read/write problem persist.

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2008

    The problame is same. Also the it indicate that a "Power DVD Software" is requred. But unfortunatly, the CD containing the said SW with me , some portion of the SL number has been erresed.

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2008

    My DVD writer can read or write cd's but comming to DVD's it neither reads or writes them when i try to insert dvd while writing any data dvd then nero burning software reads dvd as cd-r plz help me

  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2008

    Dear Sir,

    I am unable to read other Media File and Cds,

    Pls give the solution for this,



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I have some of my DVDs (Media or Software) that Toshiba DVD-ROM SD-C2512 is not able to read, getting some massege something like (unreadable CD format or the cd is not capable with Windows format).

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I play the lens cleaner but still i hv the same problem??????
plz help me now.................?????????

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My computer cant play dvd its not installed

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Another possible problem is that I have run into problems where certain drives could not read certain disks. This could be because of problems with the laser, firmware, scratches, or any combination of those. Usually the quickest easiest way around a problem like this is to make a copy of the disk using a drive that reads it without any problems. This would might or might not work. In any case I would recommend getting a new drive.

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It's possible that the drive has died. CD and DVD drives are notorious for short lives but then I've seen some last 5 years. The lens could be dirty, just a small piece of lint is enough to cause hassles. Try using a Lens cleaner, available from all good audio shops. Some machines don't like +R disks and a firmware upgrade is needed. I've done many Liteon Drives with terrific results but if the manufacturer hasn't put one out then you're lost. It's possible you've used the wrong upgrade to fix your problem. With the prices of drives today it's sometimes cheaper to replace it. Believe me they can die quickly, my record is a week from brand new to unuseable and that was a Sony. BMW

Posted on Jun 03, 2006

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Posted on Jun 29, 2007


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SOURCE: Samsung SD 616E Internal DVD not working

My Samsung SD-616E DVD-Rom is not recognised by Windows Media Player when I try and burn songs, yet the system tells me it is operating correctly. Is there a fix...........thanks.

Posted on Sep 15, 2008


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SOURCE: I resently installed a Samsung

old dvd rom can not read the new dvd disk only the reson software.
sorry to tell,you should change the dvd rw newly instead of old

Hope it will help you.

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