Lite-on DVD reader cannot read DVDs.

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Drives' started by ThomasAJ, May 6, 2008.

  1. ThomasAJ

    ThomasAJ New Member

    I have a 2 or 3 year old Lite-on DVD RW SHW-1635S. I also have AnyDVD and CloneDVD.

    All was fine until about mid last year when the player started to be able to read and write fewer and fewer DVDs. Today I fed it 4 DVDs and it could not read any. (Explorer does not show any to be present).

    OK so I downloaded and installed the latest firmware from Lite-on and it can read 2 DVDs but not the other 2. The firm ware is dated Mar 2006.

    Any ideas?
  2. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    I would say that the Lite-On is dead.
  3. ThomasAJ

    ThomasAJ New Member

    Yes I think you're right.