I have had this drive for months now and cannot get it to read any dvds. It does fine with all software even dvdrom but if I put in a dvd it just spins over and over like its trying to read and never identifies the disk. I thought it was a software problem so I am on my 3rd set of player software. It spins and I am unable to do anything with the drive until I push the eject button on the dvdplayer itself (cannot get a right click menu when it is spinning)
Yeah i have the same problem, i would guess its a driver but i cant find it Anywhere! I cant burn dvds at all cause it doesnt recognize the disk like ursasrctos mentioned,
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Hello Rfd832, What I see from the description is that the drive is a combo drive. Combo drives are CD-RW and DVD-ROM drives means CD-RW = Compact Disk-Read Write DVD-ROM = Digital Versatile Disk - Read Only Memory so these drives can read and write CDs but can only read DVDs (Cannot write or burn DVDs) If you want to be able to burn DVDs then you need to have DVD RW drive (either DVD+RW or DVD-RW)
You said that you are able to burn DVDs on other computer so please check the label on the DVD drive.. it should be DVD-RW/DVD+RW drive
ITs a dvd rom drive. It will not burn blank dvds in order to burn, it has to cd-r/cd-rw/dvd-r/dvd-rw. If a drive cannot write to a blank disc, it will eject it. Rom drives read only (Read Only Memory), Combo drives- burn cd's only read dvd's, and super drives both read and write to cds and dvds.
It sounds like the drive itself is faulty. Since you've reformatted, it obviously isn't a software problem.
CDs and DVDs are read by two different lasers so its not uncommon for one disc not to be read yet the other is just fine which seems to be the case.
A new one can be purchased for under $40.