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. 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. Related resources Dead Sony DVD Writer - Which to replace it with? - Forum Dead DVD Writer - Which New To go For? - Forum My DVD Writer doesn't read/burn any CD/ DVD - Forum My dvd writer connot read dvd but read cd? what i do to solve this problem - Forum Known issues with LG DVD writer ? - 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. 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. herderby October 25, 2010 12:19:19 AM Best answer selected by herderby. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumSimple and Free Guide to Removing Malware ForumSimple and Free Guide to Removing Malware ForumLG GH24LS50 24X Super Multi SATA DVD Writer Issues Forumcan anyone recomend a good DVD +CD Writer ForumUnder-Achieving DVD Writer Needs Psycho-analysis ForumFirmware for a DVD Writer Forumdvd writer not writing ForumHP dvd-writer dvd 100i tech help needed ForumDVD writer can't find disks ForumLite on DVD writer stops working ForumCd writer / dvd rom combo is not detected ForumBlu ray/hd dvd player and seperate writer ForumDVD Writer - only DVD ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? ForumHave virus hard drive dead More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !