I have an Arcam DV88 DVD player, which was Â£900 when I brought it. It is a very good DVD player and also a very good CD player. I was very disapointed a few weeks ago when it started to have sound drop outs and picture freeze ups. The DV88 uses a DVS DSL-710A E-IDE drive. I trying to clean the laser and then even replace the laser with no change to the problem. I then came across this web site and read about this samsung SH-D162D drive and the low noise firmware. I have now replaced the DVS drive in my DV88 with this drive and installed the low noise firmware. My DV88 is now working again, only better and quieter than ever!!!
If anyone else has a DV88 with this problem try doing the same as me, it works a treat and only cost me Â£20 and a bit of home DIY emgineering to fit the Samsung drive to the DV88’s case. Arcam wanted to charge around Â£280 to replace and test the drive, a bit different to Â£20!!!
A BIG THANKYOU to the guys that made the firmware
Graham, i’ve also probably got the same problem, this time with a DV79. I’m getting the ‘no disc’ error sporadically, so it looks as if i’ll have to change the drive some time soon. Can you send me details of exactly what you had to do, to get the SH-D162D drive to fit the Arcam?