Dvd/rw drive not recognized as master on acer 3634
Had to replace a dvdrw drive in an acer 3634
however the unit I am installing is a phillips spd8005bm/17 the computer recognizes it as a slave and it will not operate or read discs , and also requests driver load , doesn't need one . so I guess the firmware is not compatible , any ideas out there.
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Re: dvd/rw drive not recognized as master on acer 3634
Can we assume the phillips is a known working drive? and not a used one with a worn laser?
- remove the cd rom controller itself and let windows redetect it
- you may have to locate a driver for it - if it was working on another machine, you could see what driver file it uses, and possibly your acer doesn't have the file, although it's a common windows file, maybe acer saw no need to include it in their factory created hard drive image?
essentially, a missing windows xp system file.
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If you have installed these devices yourself check that the jumper settings on the back if the drive anre set correctley if they are plugged into one cable you must have one set to master and the other as slave .
If these devices have work ok previousley go into device manager and delete your cdr and dvdrw and the delete the ide or sata controler and reboot this will cause all the drivers to reloaded the check to see if the y work
If this is the only drive on your PC you have to make sure that you have set up the jumper to master. the jumper is located in the back of the drive. you must also install the driver for the drive to work properly.
That means there is something wrong with your driver. If it cannot read any disc you inserted then the problem exist in your drive. You don't need to reinstall any driver as long as you can see your drive being recognized by your computer and you can see your drive in the My Computer with a letter indicated on it. Your drive is in need for a replacement. This problem indicates a hardware failure specifically the lens of the device.
I have a Pioneer DVDRW DVR-K16, in a sony dv81114Notebook. Running Windows XP. It cannot play dvd's and cd's, It will recognize blank CD-R's but when I insert a DVD-R it say's no disc installed. I have firmware version 1.15.
Hi, That sound to me like a defective dvdrw because it can't read the dvd an try to re read and re read and lock the computer until you take it out.
Tools: + Small screwdriver -- Small screwdriver
Buy a new or used dvdrw for laptop, first take out the laptop battery. Locate the two screws at bottom of your laptop, take them out, whit a paper clip open the dvdrw from a small hole in front of it, pull the defective dvdrw out, if the front plastic face plate is diferent from yours you can change them using a small - screwdriver (be carefull). If you dvdrw have a smalls canals at sides in your defective dvdrw take them out and put them in the new one two, Install the new dvdrw by slowly pushing in to the dvdrw hole until it take its place, put the two screw drivers back + the battery and you shuold be on your way. Let us know. Obed
This is my error in report viewer for my dvdrw in laptop. dvdrw icon is hide and it can't read any disk dvd/cd. PLEASE HELP ME! THANKFUL " Windows was able to successfully install device driver software, but the driver software encountered a problem when it tried to run. The problem code is 39. "
Where are you looking to recognize the disks? if it is in my computer in Windows it would most likely be because the Roxio software was what was recognizing the disks. generally Windows does not do a very good job of recognizing blank disks. I would look at the disk information in your current CD burning software and see what that says.