Can't use my SONY DVD RW

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#1

I just want to be able to use my awg170a cd burner on my computer. How can I flash new firmware or do whatever I have to do to make it operable??


#2

Welcome to CDF, nerdydave (great nick) :bigsmile:

We may be able to help you without flashing your firmware, although that’s obviously an option we can still help with once your drive is up and running :slight_smile:

What problems are you having with the drive - and what are your system specs?


#3

Thank you so much for replying. My SONY will not read music files. It will read data files such as MS Word etc. It is on a Dell Dimension 4700 with XP, 2.99 GHz processor, and 1 MB RAM.


#4

Thanks for the specs :slight_smile:

Now, about these music files - I’m guessing you have them on a disc. What happens when you insert the disc, and explore it - can you click one of the files and play it in Windows Media Player (or whatever media player you use)?


#5

It shows the files on a disc but it says Media Player can’t read them. The disc works when inserted in other drives on the same computer. And I previously had a SONY AD 7200A in this computer and the computer would not recognize the drive. Seems these SONYs can be a problem??


#6

Hmmm, interesting - though it’s a bit of a coincidence, I don’t think the Sony brand is the culprit.

What brand are the discs and, out of curiosity, what brand(s) are the drive(s) that do play the files?

The reason I ask this, is that some drives are better readers than others. :wink:


#7

It can be any disc including commercial pre recorded discs. The drive won’t read them. The other drive is a CD ROM made by Lite-On. LTN4865 (model number). The LIte-On is configured as the slave and the SONY is the master.


#8

And thank you again for replying to me. Any ideas as to my problem??


#9

[QUOTE=nerdydave;2171264]It shows the files on a disc but it says Media Player can’t read them. The disc works when inserted in other drives on the same computer. And I previously had a SONY AD 7200A in this computer and the computer would not recognize the drive. Seems these SONYs can be a problem??[/QUOTE]

Then use a reliable tool like Videolan Client or mediaplayer CLASSIC.


#10

So I should not use Windows Media Player to open the songs??


#11

In case of songs/music I’d use the free winamp.