Question about Lite On LITE-ON SOHC-5236V COMBO BK OEM (SOHC5236VBKOEM) Burner
My DVD/CD player is a year old. I've used it lightly, and it's always worked. Now when I put a CD (audio or data) in the drive, it doesn't register as being there. (Nothing happens and Windows (XP) Explorer does not report that a disk is in the drive). I can see these same files on another cd player. I put a laser lens cleaner in the driver and nothing happened. I tried reinstalling the firmware and this did not fix the problem. I only know this is a SOHC-5236V Combo. I do not have more information for the name, so I can't say for sure it is a BK OEM burner. Hope you can help. Thanks.
Go to my computer on your desktop, then right click and down to properties,then hardware tab, then device manager. Click on the '+' sign on the DVD/CDROM line, right click on your DVD Rom and click uninstal. Restart your pc and let Windows find your DVDROM again. Just double check that autoplay is set on the drive by right click on my computer, down to explore, right click on your 'D' drive (if this is your DVDROM) down to properties, then click on autoplay tab, and on the drop down box, highlight what files you want to autoplay. If no joy there is an autorun fix programme on the Microsoft site here. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=C680A7B6-E8FA-45C4-A171-1B389CFACDAD&displaylang=en
Posted on Oct 24, 2006
I tend to agree with #2 's advice and comment. DVD/CD drives are cheap enough, replace it. If the information on your DVD/cd is valuable do a DVD/cd COPY using a drive that can read the disk in question of course.
Posted on Feb 25, 2007
You're not the only one who has the same problem. LG surely knows where the problem is, but won't admit it. I don't believe there is anything end user can do to help. It's a fact that these burners die after some time (mostly after guarantie expires). Since then i don't buy LG optical drives anymore and i NEVER experienced anything similar with other brands. I have optical drives (other brands) 10 old, heavily used and still working...
Posted on Feb 08, 2007
SOURCE: Lite-on Combo SOHC-5236v
You may be using the wrong type of DVD format. Some DVD-ROMs and players will only read certain discs. i.e. DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD-RAM. If you are trying to read a DVD-R disc that was bought blank, and then had things burned to it, it may be that the disc wasn't finalised after burning. You could always try updating the Firmware version by downloading it from the website.
Posted on Dec 05, 2008
I would suggest cleaning the drive with a cleaning dvd, $19.99 at most retailers. Or you can open up your computer and verify all connections to the drive are good, disconnect and re-connect to be sure. Hope this helps.
Posted on Sep 15, 2007
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