This problem just popped up today. My SOny DRX-710UL will not read or burn any DVD format. It reads and burns CD’s ok, but DVD’s will not work AT ALL. I tried to use it on another computer and no luck. My firmware is the most recent, BYX5. I need this burner to work because I use it for backups from my Laptop.
Has anyone had the same experience? Is there even a way to fix it? Please, I need this burners DVD capabilities.
sounds like a dead dvd laser. you need a new drive…
but before you buy a new one flash it with the liteon 1653s firmware “CS0T - patched - crossflashing, multi-colored LED” from here: http://codeguys.rpc1.org/firmwares.html#SOHW-1653S
but don’t expect it to work again.
Agree with chok0. Maybe you can recup the enclosure and put in a new internal drive at half the cost.
DVD part is dead, definetly.
Well at least I know now lo. Thanks guys