I have a sony vaio laptop with a Sony DW-d56a DVD-Rewriter. And since around last week sometime, it’s been unable to read any DVDs except real ones, I mean DVD-Rs and RWs don’t work - It sounds like its trying and trying to load but doesnt. Im not sure about CD-Rs and CD-RWs though. But can anyone help me with this problem, thanks
scott43, welcome to cdfreaks
Sorry no one has had an answer to you question yet. These drives are not as common as the 5 1/4 varieties.
Usually this problem is related to a hardware failure but I’m surprised you can still play DVD-Video/DVD-ROM discs. I really don’t know what else to suggest at the moment. Maybe by bumping this thread someone else may have a suggestion…
Laptop drives are especially prone to dust problems, so a lens cleaning might help. If that doesn’t, then I think that the only people who would be able to help you are the folks at Sony tech support. Good luck.
That’s strange - I’ve had the same problem and it does not seem to have been cured by updating with the latest firmware. It only seemed to be a problem some time at the end of June - unable to read DVD-RW but okay with DVDs. Any ideas???
I just updated the firmware but still have the same problem.
Well I recently uninstalled the “click to DVD” thing, Could it be related to this problem? I tried to reinstall it but I could only download an update for it from the vaio site, and I cant update because I’ve uninstalled it…
OK, I was just trying to install a game from a CD-ROM. It was reading soooooo slow
Have you checked to make sure that the drive is in DMA mode? As I posted earlier, if it seems that your drive may have a physical defect, then the only people who can help you would be Sony tech support.
DVD lens cleaning no success - plan to contact those chaps at Sony - thanks for the advice.