Solved: DVD R/RW stopped working

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rmburns

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My DVD R/RW stopped working completely. When I put a CD/ DVD in, the green light flashes a few times, but then nothing. I went to Device Manager and it recognizes it, but the system doesn't know when I put anything in the tray. I'm using AcerPower w/ XP and the DVD R/RW is Lite-On DVDRW SHW-160P6S. DVD R/RW device is one-year old. Any suggestions?
 
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I suggest that you go into device manager and remove the device then reboot and let windows reinstall it. Then, update the drivers for it.
If you don't know how to get there, open control panel, select system>hardware>device manager.
Good luck.
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I did try un-installing and nothing . . . Also, no update to the driver is available.
 

rmburns

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Sorry, misunderstood your question. Yes, I can see it in "My Computer"
 
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Sounds like the drive is gone. If all you have tried is blank media, try a different brand. If you have tried CD's, try DVD's, and vice versa.
 

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I've tried both blank media (CD & DVD) and recorded media (CD & DVD). I'm thinking I might just have to replace the recorder.
 
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