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john martinez Posted on Jun 08, 2007

Dvd drive wont read dvd's

Samsung sd-612 wont read dvd's and is recognized in "my computer" as a cd drive only. dont know what to do

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  • raisi Dec 21, 2007

    oh!! man pls help i cant format my pc

    shit samsung dvd ROM :@

  • sbaker30 Dec 31, 2007

    I got a different computer. Both are Compaq Presario's. Just Different models. I took DVD drive out of old computer and put it in this one. Now the dvd drive only plays cd. I even installed a different dvd decoder. It still doesn't work. Please Help.

  • lonelyeyes64 Jan 18, 2009

    I have a dell inspiron 1501 and it stopped working and I installed another and same thing. It says insert disk when there is one in it. I have tried everything.

  • jdefelippo Mar 28, 2009

    my samsung sd 612 won t read dvd s and its recognized in my computer as a cd drive only

  • irvin551 Apr 28, 2009

    It doesn't read DVD only works as a cd-rom.


1 Answer



You state a problem here that is going to need a lot more info before a suggested fix could be provided. is this a new drive you added to your computer or a "factory installed" drive? If a new drive, did it come with "driver files" to be installed into Windows and did you install them? During installation, what questions were you asked and how did you answer them? By the way, my DVD drive shows up as a "CD Drive" in My Computer too, but it still reads & writes DVDs. Try right clicking on the drive in My Computer, click on "Properties" and then click on the "Hardware" tab. When the hardware screen opens, try clicking on "Troubleshoot" and follow the directions. This might work if you are in Windows XP.

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Samsung sd-612 will not be recognized by windows xp as a dvd drive it only works like a cd drive

I was having a problem with Media Center/XP not recognizing my SD-612, although it was seen in the bios. I first installed the adaptec aspi, then followed the steps on:;en-us;320553

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You may have just a dvd player only.However if the front of the drive has a Dvd rom symbol and will not play Dvd. You might as well Replace the drive.
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Internal samsung cd-rom sn-124 doesnt recognize cd's/wont work

replace it. samsung cd rom even its dvd writer have lots of problems. sometime they dont want to open unless you leave a cd in it. sometime it doesnt read cd. better change it. get a Sony, LG, Pioneer DVD writer.

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I looked your DVD drive up and they list it as a SD-612B or a SD-612S.
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I have the exact drive in my desktop tower. I gave up even trying to get it to work. But go to awesome site with free DL's and lots of great info

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That drive will not burn a has to say dvd-r/dvd-rw.
or be referred to as a super drive.

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