Hey, I just gotta Sony DW-D23A and I’m having all sorts of problems with it.
This is the first DVD burner I’ve bought so I’m not entirely familiar with them… but anyway, after installing it it shows up fine and everything, but when I put a DVD in it the computer just locks up, which can be solved by removing the DVD… and I tried to burn a DVD and a similar thing happened, although the DVD wouldn’t come out and there would be no progress showing on the burn.
I was looking around for firmware for it and tried a couple things for LiteOn drives as I saw that a lot of people said it was a 1653S or 1673, but it wasn’t working when I tried those so… I was just wondering if someone could help me out with this? Never installed firmware before either so… not entirely sure about that
Basically if someone could just clarify what drive it is, which firmware to install and how to do this that would be a great help…
One of the options I was considering, though, was just to take it back and get a Pioneer DVR-109 since I’ve seen a lot of people say those are a lot better.
Also, I want to point out that when I bought this drive it said DWU-23A, but checking it in hardware says it’s a DW-D23A…so that’s a little confusing… plus, I looked at a bunch of 1653s drives and mines looks different, it doesn’t have the volume control on there, just an LED and the CD-Eject button.