Hi. I bought a new GSA-H55NK about a month or so ago but I never got around to giving it a thorough workout until now. I’d used to the read and burn CD’s (no problems) and to read and burn DVD-R’s (again no problems) but up until a few days ago I hadn’t even put an original pressed DVD into it. :o
Anyway it can hardly read any pressed DVD’s at all. When I put them in there is just lots of seeking noise but most of the time the disc is not even recognized. On some discs it recognizes but wont spin up and only one or two dics can it actually read (but at slow speed, 2x to 4x max in nero cdspeed). BTW, these are not scratched or abused DVD’s, these are pristine originals, some of which I just opened the shrink wrap on today.
Clearly my drive has a problem and I should RMA it (well I sincerely wish I could but I seem to have lost the receipt), but what I was wondering is if this is a weakness in general of this model. Has it been reported as a weak reader or is it just my unit here?
BTW. It burns my DVD-R’s really nicely and has no problems with CD’s either (pressed CDROM’s reads fine and CD-R read/write no problems). I find this a really strange problem that it can both read and burn DVD-R perfectly well but can hardly read any pressed DVD-ROM’s at all. Does anyone have any insights into this problem?