ive been having trouble with my sony DRU 710a constantly giving read errors when trying to copy dvds so i decided to update the firmware to the latest version (BYX5) using the stock firmware - after running the update a message saying update successful please restart pc came on the screen, so i restarted my pc and now my drive is not being detected by windows and the light on the front of it is flashing on and off constantly - i cannot run the firmware update again as no drive is being detected is there anything that can be done to fix this or have i killed the drive?
First, no you havn’t.
Second, is the drive not detected by BIOS? Because if it’s not, you might have to use the drive swap trick to flash it - it’s floating around this board somewhere!
I too am having problems with my Sony 710a. I thought flashing with the BYX5 would help with a problem of it reading a DVD-RW disc that I used this Sony to burn but wouldn’t read afterwards. Now I have noticed the 710a won’t read any commercial DVD’s either. It will read CD-R and CD-RW. I even used the Sony drivecheck program and no errors on the CD side, but since I can’t read DVD’s, the program is useless. Got a DW1640 coming in a couple of days. This Sony unit sucks…
it is being detected by the bios but not by windows, help