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Hi I am really in big problem I have sony DVD writer RW DW Q120A. Problem is that I am ...
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    Sony DVD RW DW Q120A Read problem.Big problem with dvd writer

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    I am really in big problem
    I have sony DVD writer RW DW Q120A. Problem is that I am unable to play dvd with it. It is Dual layer dvd writer but earlier it was having problem in reading dual layer disc only but now I can't make it read any disc. I think it now can't read even normal 4.7 GB dvd.

    I hv updated to latest firmware ie. PYS3 but no help. Is it my DVD problem. I think I can write properly as I gave a DVD created by this DVD writer to my friend and was working fine at his place.

    Earlier it was able read its own created disc but today .. not reading own created disc .
    It can read CD rom but no DVD now.

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    Re: Sony DVD RW DW Q120A Read problem.Big problem with dvd writer

    Try using 80pin cable if you are using 40pin cable to connect dvd drive.

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    80 pin cable ? I am using same cable as it is used for hard drive. I think that one is 80 pin already.

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    Re: Sony DVD RW DW Q120A Read problem.Big problem with dvd writer

    Hi, I'm also having he same problem with a drive of the same model(SONY DW-Q120A).
    All the reviews over the net rate it as one of the best, but mine does not work.
    It showed the same symptoms - worked fine with all kind of disks, then stopped reading original DVDs, then stopped reading dvd media written using other drives, later stopped reading dvds burned using that drive itself, after a few days, stopped detecting dvds, stopped detecting the cds also finally.

    If some one can help us out, please post in a response.....
    thanks in advance.

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    prasanth
    it is time to buy new DVD writer.

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    Re: Sony DVD RW DW Q120A Read problem.Big problem with dvd writer

    get it repaired by calling your vendor.
    kamal

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    Hey, I got the drive to detect cds.
    It is even writing cds without any problem.

    Since the drive's warratny expired, it opened it and blew off a little dust on the lens.
    But, I still could not make the drive detect DVDs.

    It reads from original DVDs (I have a netbeans DVD which I used for testing) the very first time after reboot. But then, if I eject it and insert the same disc, it fails to read the contents from that disc.

    It also detects empty DVD+Rs. But does not write to them; nero reports power calibration error.

    Does this mean that I can some how get the drive to work?
    I still hope it works. What do u say?

    By the way, thank u for replying immediately.

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    Re: Sony DVD RW DW Q120A Read problem.Big problem with dvd writer

    Somewhere on net I found this :
    1. on Desktop click Start
    2. select Control Panel
    3. click on Administrative Tools
    4. click on Services
    5. browse your way down to IMAPI CD BURNING COM SERVICE
    6. right click (on IMAPI) then select properties
    7. in the middle of the window, it will say start up type. Click on the arrow to the right and select disabled.
    8. make sure you click APPLY


    But according to me your lense is dying and you should go for new DVD writer... that just just Rs. 1000-1200 now a days.

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    Re: Sony DVD RW DW Q120A Read problem.Big problem with dvd writer

    yup dude,
    you are right.
    could not get the rive to work any way.
    indeed it seems like a problem with the lens unit.
    so, got a new drive samsung SATA for 1250.
    Its reliving to back up the hard disk at 25MB/s rate.

    Thanks dude for the reply.
    Bye.

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    SONY DVD RW, DVD/CD ROM, Never Ever buy this?

    SONY DVD RW, DVD/CD ROM, it works for 6 - 7 months correctly with no issues, maximum of 10 months, then is starts the problems. I have got writing problems, i always use sony disks to write Datas. When we go the dealer shops to ask about the services of sony, they will say sony servicing are too bad, if you got the problem within the warrenty period then they will look. Otherwise they wont!!! My SONY DVD RW, DVD/CD ROM is only 18 months old. Now onwards i suggest to every one, not to buy SONY DVD RW, DVD/CD ROM. They only got a good brand names, the other things are really bad. Buy some other burnner. If you ask to the dealers also, they will say Sony DVD RW, DVD/CD ROM is good, but buy other other DVD RW, DVD/CD ROM thats good for you. What is this means?

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    Re: Sony DVD RW DW Q120A Read problem.Big problem with dvd writer

    Me too faced the same prob so i biught a new DVD(IDE) writer of Philips and it's awesome.
    kamal

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