Some lens cleaners have been known to damage the lens and the internal mechanics, so I’d be very weary of trying anything aside from a gently burst of compressed air into the drive Day 2 of my Win7 adventures and I’m enjoying the new OS. I don’t have any burning software such as Nero or Roxio installed, and I don’t have ITunes, either, so I think I can eliminate those kinds of issues – or maybe not? As the drives are inexpensive, it’s not worth putting much effort into trying to resurrect the one you have. From what you post, I’d guess that the drive is dead.

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We opened the drive case to take a closer look at the inside of the drive. A while ago I burned some pictures onto a disk using the Windows burn feature but didn’t close the session because I wanted to add some more pictures later.

I hope that you dfdrw the slight skill needed to swap in dvrrw new drive. In fact, many burning apps removed the feature altogether.

Click on the images below for a larger, more detailed view I found some references here and there about having the correct entries in the registry, but I haven’t been able to find out what they should be for this drive, and the Lite-On website is useless since they only have support for current products.


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Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Apart from this, the drive’s writing mechanism has been improved and as we will see later on in this review, all tested, burned media were burned at their specified speeds with increased quality in comparison to the previous release. One way to confirm whether cvdrw a hardware problem: Any input would be greatly appreciated!

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Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1. If the problem persists, replace the drive. Does the drive read other discs? Contact Us Legal Privacy and cookies. Now when I put the same disk in, it says there is no disk inserted. Protected Disc Tests – Reading Tests 6.

Second, the built-in burning software is utter crap, and I’m being polite. As the drives are inexpensive, it’s not worth putting much effort into trying 1635w resurrect the one you have. Leave this field blank. The latest firmware for the S can be found here. CD Recording Tests 9.

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All was well at first – I took out the 1635, and a few days later I put it back in, and everything was fine. As other makers sell drives at prices similar to LiteOn, I use them instead. This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.


Opening the case voids warranty so we strongly advise against it. This is my first Windows 7 build, having upgraded from XP just 3 months ago.

Lite-On IDE Dvd/cd Shw-1635s Rewritable DL Drive Black Asa14

Originally Posted by DeaconFrost Does the drive read other discs? From what you post, I’d guess that the drive is dead. Last but not least, the package includes an extra black bezel front plateoffering a complete solution for both light and dark colored PC cases. My experience may not be representative, but I’ve had a couple of LiteOn drives die what I considered to be early deaths.

I’ve included a screenie. Find More Posts by bobkn.