Can't Read CD-R's Anymore

vbimport

#1

Hi, I’m new to the forum. Can someone give me a hand with my Matshita UJ-850s on a Sony VGN-N325E ? One sunny day it wouln’t read CD-R’s anymore, although it will write to them (using imgBurn). It can still read CD-ROM’s and DVD-ROM’s. I tried updating the f/w with a Sony .exe for a different model laptop (to v. 1.61) with the same drive, but it still doesn’t work. PLZ HELP!!


#2

Hi and Welcome!

you may try if carefully cleaning the lens does help.

Michael


#3

Thanks for the reply. I tried that already. I even tried the ultimate test: booting up on a CD-R that works on all the other pc’s I worked on (a lot), and it didn’t work. Every CD-R inserted, even written ones, show up as blank. I’ve already searched (almost) all the other posts here, and tried all the suggestions, such as upper/lower filters etc. Evidently it,s a firmware or hardware problem, not a driver or registry problem. Thanx everyone for their help.:sad:


#4

Hi,

then be prepared to buy another drive.
If the boot CD(-R) test fails, then the CD-part of the optics starts to die.

Michael


#5

Would a Firmware upgrade help?


#6

[QUOTE=sim613;2496574]Would a Firmware upgrade help?[/QUOTE]I don’t think so. But if there is an updated available, then try it. Firmware updates for Panasonic drives are really rare.

What you can test additionally, that is different blank CD-R media. Perhaps there is some variety that is readable with your drive.

Michael


#7

Thanks a lot for your time!!