I’ve had my benQ DW1620 for about a year and I just ran into the problem. The drive doesn’t detect my blank dvd’s (Verbatim DVD-R, 16X). I have gone through 50-60 of these discs without issue, but now I pop in the disc and it doesn’t read. Nero says there’s no disc in the drive will read burned discs just fine though. I haven’t changed any burn software or otherwise…the only thing it may be is I installed a trial version of a hard drive monitor before the problems started, but have since uninstalled with no effect. Here is what I have tried:
- Numerous restarts
- re-flashed drive the the B7W9 firmware
- Checked IDE settings and it is still in the DMA mode
- Banging my head against a door.
- Different burn software (dvd shrink)
I have searched and found that others have had similar issues but I have yet to see a solution. Any suggestions on how to fix this…if not… what’s the best buy for around $50?