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My DVD drive will not recognize DVD's.

by JimmyWV / March 3, 2009 9:17 AM PST

My DVD drive(Sony dru-530a) will not recognize DVD's. It recognizes CD's. Any suggestions?

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A Couple Of Thoughts..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 3, 2009 1:35 PM PST

If the drive has any age on it, we try a couple of things.

1. First, remove the upper and lower filters entries in the registry.

2. If that doesn't help and because new DVD burners are inexpensive, we replace it with a new one.

Of course, if you happen to have a CD drive cleaner on hand, give it a shot.. If you don't have one around the place, don't buy one.. They're a little expensive and you might as well spend the money on the new drive.

Hope this helps.


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Still nothing
by JimmyWV / March 4, 2009 3:23 AM PST
In reply to: A Couple Of Thoughts..

I removed all DVD writing programs. When I went to edit the registry the upper and lower filters weren't even there.

Any more suggestions before I buy a new drive?

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(NT) Adn You've Replaced The Drive?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 4, 2009 6:32 AM PST
In reply to: Still nothing
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No new drive yet.
by JimmyWV / March 4, 2009 6:37 AM PST
In reply to: Still nothing

I haven't replaced the drive yet. I was holding out on that as a last resort.

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Me too! DVD drive not recognized any more.
by elkinallen / June 28, 2009 9:12 PM PDT
In reply to: No new drive yet.

I have the same problem. My computer is an AMD Athlon that is 5 years old. A standard DVD drive. I is not recognized as a drive anymore.

I need help too!

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And reading the posts here did you try what they write?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 28, 2009 10:00 PM PDT

At 5 years you try what is in the posts then a NEW drive. Sadly I've seen people take months to swap out a failed drive. Why is that?

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(NT) Yep, Try The Same Suggestions As Mentioned Earlier
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / June 29, 2009 9:46 AM PDT
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