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toshiba optical drive not working

by Dale Markel / March 21, 2009 11:21 AM PDT

I have a Dell Inspiron 1505 app.2 1/2 yrs old.Six months ago my
optical drive failed,it is a TSST Corp.DVD+RW TS-L632D.
The unit was maxed out at time of purchase with T 7400 dual core
,2 gi.ram large graphic card,160 hard drive.
I can play and record CDs but canot burn.It will not play a DVD,it just chatters.Wmp does not reconize the drive as any other software is the same.
I have completly reformated my hard drive and reinstalled back to original state using Dell disc.The unite is great but still same problem with DVD drive.I have no problem with micro flight sim loading as well as some other games.Have cyberlink power DVD still not working.I have tried many fixes from other forums,no luck.
thanks for any help! drmarkel

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toshiba optical drive not working
by The-Predator / March 26, 2009 5:51 AM PDT


If memory serves me, Dell released a firmware update for the drive to address a few issues with it. Please jump over to Dell`s site, enter information for your system and hopefully you should fine the update.

Best Regards,
Jeff (Dell-Predator)

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l632D for Dell Inspirion 6400 E1505
by terwong / April 4, 2009 4:45 PM PDT

I have the same problem with the DVD drive; certain DVDs work and CDs are ok, but there are DVDs that when put in act exactly as described above.

I downloaded latest driver fr Dell for L632D drive. It does not work. any other advice would be appreciated.

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L632D Drive
by The-Predator / April 9, 2009 12:52 AM PDT


This drive did not fair very well. If the Dell firmware did not help and you are under warranty, please contact Dell. Explain the problem and the fact that the "Dell" firmware did not solve the problem. Normally Dell will replace the drive.
If out of warranty, two options; Google Firmware Forum and see if they have a "better/improveed firmware" or since optical drives are very inexpensive these days, almost cheaper in the long run (time wise) to replace it.


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