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Liteon DVD drive can't read DVD-RW?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Widjaja, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. Widjaja

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    PATA Liteon ATAPI DVD A DH20A3P can't read DVD-RW yet it can burn data on to them.

    It can read DVD-R fine and burn on to them.
    Is there some software missing needed to read DVD-RW or is my drive just not able to read DVD-RW.:wtf:

    EDIT:-Just updated the firmware and it is still unable to read CD-RW discs.
    These are Sony DVD-RW BTW
     
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    Is the drive not reading anything at all, or is it just not seeing the data?
     
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    Sounds like one of the optical lenses are faulty or just not working. I have a liteon that will read CD's but not DVD's any more.
     
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    The Drive knows its a DVD-RW and is able to burn data on to it but cannot read it.
    Plus it takes a while before it realizes it's a DVD-RW.


    Arg, it's a possibility, the Liteon drive has out lasted it's expected lifespan, which is generally not long.

    Just seems odd it has an issue with DVD-RW.
    I might buy another pack of DVD-RW from a different brand and seeing if it will give the same result.
     

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