Suitable DVD burner for Sony Vaio

I have a Sony Vaio VGNFE670G laptop, and the DVD drive is not working. Initially it was recognizing some CD’s and some not. Now, when I insert a CD / DVD, it just shows that the disk is present, but the contents are not shown. Called up Sony support, and tried a few remedy tricks - but nothing worked. Want to replace my DVD drive now.

Please let know how to chose an internal drive I want to buy for this laptop? The device configuration shows that I currently have a Matshita UJ-850D with IDE interface.

Will these brands be ok:

  • Sony NEC Optiarc 12.7mm Slim 8X DVD±R Burner E-IDE (ATAPI) model AD-7590A-01

  • LG IDE model GSA-T40N

  • Samsung IDE / ATAPI model SN-S082H

Thanks for looking into this!

I take it you have tried a lens cleaner??

I had exactly the same problem with my Vaio drive and 2 minutes with a lens cleaner cured everything.

Pls escuse me if you have tried this, but worth a mention.



I can’t thank you enough!!! Thanks so much… I cleaned it with just alcohol swabs, and it works amazingly!