Solved DVD writer dead Tags: DVD Writers Control Panel Storage Last response: October 25, 2010 12:19 AM in Storage Share herderby October 12, 2010 8:39:28 PM Any particular reason some of these fail so fast? I've had two recently stop working. They both eject fine and Win 7 sees the drive control panel is happy with it but it pops up and says insert disk when I insert a testing working disk. One was a Dell and the other was a Liteon I think. Any tricks to reviving them? More about : dvd writer dead herderby October 12, 2010 8:45:13 PM Oh and they are SATA if that matters. m 0 l aford10 a b G Storage October 14, 2010 8:49:25 PM If the disc is scratched, the drives may be having a hard time reading it. Try some other discs, if you haven't already. m 0 l Related resources Dead Sony DVD Writer - Which to replace it with? - Forum How to connect IDE DVD writer, SATA HD to motherboard - Forum Good DVD writer - Forum Connecting DVD writer: Sata 6Gb/s or Sata 3Gb/s? - Forum Replaced Motherboard - Where do I plug in my old DVD reader/writer drive? ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer herderby October 14, 2010 9:37:41 PM Thanks. I've tried several disks. I am going to try the drive in another computer. I did have a spare drive that worked in this computer by just swapping out this bad drive. m 0 l Best solution aford10 a b G Storage October 15, 2010 12:11:48 AM If another drive is reading the discs, then the drive is failing. Share herderby October 25, 2010 12:19:19 AM Best answer selected by herderby. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedDoes a Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer also read discs? Forum SolvedGaming Pc 300 $ Excluding cpu case, screen, dvd writer & hdd Forum SolvedDVD Writer problem Forum SolvedDoes a dvd writer store data? Forum SolvedDVD-Writer Master IDE and Slave HDD as back up hdd will this work? Forum SolvedSATA DVD Writer doesn't open, only the green LED blinks, when I press the button. Forum SolvedNeed help regarding Samsung DVD writer! Forum SolvedTime to buy new DVD writer ? Forum SolvedInternal DVD Writer Forum SolvedDVD Writer Causes PC to Shutdown Forum SolvedPhilips internal DVD writer Forum SolvedDVD writer went BANG!!! Forum SolvedIs my DVD writer broken? Forum New hard drive install with external dvd writer. When I try to load OS It says to load drivers for DVD writer. When I insert Forum SolvedLG DVD Writer cannot burn DVD. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !