Reading problems with a LiteOn SOHW 832S

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#1

Hi all.

My LiteOn 832S has recently started behaving strange.

Windows recognizes it without problems, and the device manager tells me “this device is working properly” (ahem…)

Also, yesterday I updated the firmware to VS0M (it had VS0E before that). Again the drive was properly recognized by the flash program, and updated.

However, no matter what CD/DVD I insert, it never shows up. It will spin for a while, then simply stop. When I manually open an explorer window for the drive I either get an empty window, or “please insert a disk in drive…”.

I checked all IDE cables, replaced them, even blew the dust out of the drive - didn’t help…

All help / advice / tips are welcome!

Thanks,

C


#2

Forgot to mention: after the drive’s initial spin up (when a disc is inserted) the LED will blink three times, then a 2 second pause, another three blinks, another 2 second pause, and a last 3 blinks. Then it stops blinking.

Any ideas, anyone?


#3

It could be dead. Did you use it much? It’s not the youngest model anymore.


#4

I’ve had it for a couple of years now, bought new, when it was the latest and greatest. Didn’t even write 25 DVDs with it, some CDs. But it has done quite a bit of reading, of course.

I’m starting to think that it’s dead too. Bummer. If it really is dead then it tells me something about LiteOn’s products. I have a Plextor sitting right below it, twice the age, and with 100 times the mileage. Still works perfect…

Thanks, en Oranje boven :wink:

C.