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Sony DVD-RW: DRU190A not working properly

By frawser7917 ·
Certain cds and all the dvds are not working in
my Sony DVD-RW: DRU190A. Only certain cds are
working and not all the cds. All this happened
2 days before and everything was working before
that. I had finished uninstalling and
reinstalling drivers, done firmware update,
also finished running sfc /scannow. I had
unplugged and replugged the cables and also
finished auto updating. Restarted the shell
hardware detection in Services.msc. No use. Can
anyone suggest me any other troubleshooting to
make the dvd rw to work properly?

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These drives have two different wavelength LED's

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Sony DVD-RW: DRU190A not ...

By your description of the problem the DVD Wavelength has failed all together and the CD Wavelength is marginal.

This comes fro,m leaving Disc's in the drive when they are not being used or for long period of use. If you need to have a Disc in any optical drive for long periods of time you should load a Virtual Drive and copy the Disc's contents over the the HDD where it will run much faster.

You can try cleaning the Optics of the Drive but I think you'll need to replace the drive all together.

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Yeah I understood what you mean.

by frawser7917 In reply to These drives have two dif ...

Yeah I understood what you mean. I have to
open the hardware to clean the optics or just
run a dvd cleaner or something but I don't
have one. That would be my last try. Can you
suggest me?

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