Cant read burned media

vbimport

#1

Ok so ive had an NEC dvd writer for a little over a year now and a few weeks ago it stopped reading burned media, so i figured the drive was old, it probably got burned out…so i went and purchased a samsung SH-S182M drive…well i installed it in my computer, installe drivers, nero, updated the firmware and everything…the drive seemed to work fine…reads DVD movies, video game install discs…then i even burned a dvd…and i always make sure that it works b4 i take it…so i put the disc back in to see if it burned and it says i have a blank disc…so i try another burned dvd…same thing…i tried dvd+r and dvd-r…i tried different brands…wont read them…so ive tried everything to fix it…i put a new ide cable in i changed around the jumpers…i did a system restore to a point where i knew my dvd writer was working…ive seriously tried everything and cant get it to work…what the heck is wrong with it?


#2

Software issue on your system, nothing about the hardware…
Test the drive in another computer and boot from a CD or DVD to see that it works.


#3

no, its not a software issue, i can guarantee you that…ive noticed alot of people on these forums and elsewhere that are having the same issue with this drive…ive tried a clean install of windows, b4 that i did a system restore, its not a software issue…so now, can someone tell me the hardware issue? from what ive been reading possibly something with the powersupply?


#4

Even the problems lies in the firmware - it would be still software…