Lite-on DVDRW SHM-165h6s wont read or write DVD of any kind

My Lite-on DVDRW SHM-165h6s wont read or write DVD of any kind.
It worked fine untill a few weeks ago it ,
it will however still read and write to cd.
I have tried all the tricks (firmware,drivers,IDE cables,master-slave-cs secondary,primary etc)and searched high & low.
Any help would be sweet,Thanks
I have 3 other drives they work fine

It could be that the DVD laser has died.
In this case, you would need a new drive.
Do you still have warranty on this one?

[QUOTE=kg_evilboy]It could be that the DVD laser has died.
In this case, you would need a new drive.
Do you still have warranty on this one?

I can still read and burn cd’s .

CD reading/writing and DVD reading/writing use separate lasers; it’s fairly common that one of these will die without the other.

If I were you, I’d check the warranty on your drive – if you purchased it from Newegg, I think you get a year. Otherwise, at least new drives are cheap (~US$35 for a new 20x Liteon)

yep, the same happened to me with an older lite-on drive (it’s so old i already forgot the model number). it could only read and write CD-R/RWs. sorry pal, it’s garbage day!

CKA

There is no reason to post this several times.
:cop: cross posting is not allowed here. The other thread has been deleted. :cop:

Michael