I have a rather aging PC which has a Sony RW DW-U14A drive. I don’t know why it is, but sometimes it just doesn’t recognise a CD or DVD that has been inserted into the machine. This is my problem now which I am trying to fix once and for all. The computer Device Manager acknowledges that it’s working normally but nothing fires up when I put in assorted CD or DVD discs.
A magazine I read had a letter by someone that had a similar problem (he also had a Sony drive!) and the magazine suggested that the problem could be caused by ‘the dye’ on the drive. It then said that this could be fixed by ‘flashing’ the firmware. It then gave a website (tinyurl.com/58du5g) from which you were supposed to select the drive name and download the fixer. However this particular drive is not listed on the website (too old ?) so where does one go from here?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.