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  1. #1
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    Samsung DVD-RW Problem

    I have a Samsung Lightscribe SH-S183L DVD-RW drive as of 2 days ago it will not read any DVD's I have created through Nero 7 it will read discs that I have burned with the same drive ages ago and it will burn and read data DVD's.

    It just won't read burnt DVD's I've cleaned the lens, changed the SATA cable I've even formatted my whole PC thinking it was because of the Nero 8 Trial I had installed (I fully removed Nero 7 before and Nero 8 Trial before I put 7 back on).

    The discs all burn successfully my PS3 reads them my brother DVD-RW reads them is my drive starting to go it also has the latest firmware too.
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    Samsung SH-S138L DVD-RW
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    Re: Samsung DVD-RW Problem

    It's pretty hard to say what's up with the drive, but failing hardware is not out of the question. Given the $35 cost of a replacement, it's hardly worth messing with one. Swapping in a different drive will answer the question of whether the problem was with the drive.

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    Re: Samsung DVD-RW Problem

    Yeah I am looking into a new 1 but I cant believe this drive has developed an error it's only just over 1 year old too I haven't used the lightscribe features much about 8 times over the year.

    I am looking into a new drive instead but I doubt I'll buy a samsung again and I hate ASUS I had a DVD-ROM that lasted 6 months and it started giving me errors.

    Any suggestions please!!!
    Windows XP 32bit SP3 (Moving to Win 7 RC1 64bit Soon)
    AMD Phenom 9550 AM2+ (4x 2.2ghz - Stock)
    Gigabyte GA-MA78G DS3H AM2+ (R1.0 BIOS F4)
    Kingston Hyper-X 4GB PC8500 DDR2 Kit (5-5-5-15 2.1v)
    Some Seagate RMA'd HDD (Upgrading To A SSD For Op Sys, & WD 250GB 7,200rpm SATA-II HDD For Storage)
    PNY 9600GT 512mb GDDR3 PCI-E 2.0
    Samsung SH-S138L DVD-RW
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    Re: Samsung DVD-RW Problem

    The burners from LG and Pioneer seem to have about the best record for initial quality and reliability. LiteOn is popular for things like disc scanning and ripping discs.

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    Re: Samsung DVD-RW Problem

    I have 2 Pioneer burners a DVR-215D and a DVR-216D both SATA drives.
    These are the latest burner's I've purchased and I bought them because I saw rd mention them here and I highly recommend them.
    When I was doing my latest build, the A7DA-S, I was using one of my 5 NEC units since the Pioneer hadn't arrived yet and I couldn't believe how loud it was.
    I was trying to watch a movie and could barely hear it over the turbine-like sound.
    The Pioneer arrived the next day and I was amazed at the difference - couldn't even hear it.

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    Re: Samsung DVD-RW Problem

    Thanks I am thinking of purchasing a decent burner I am still mad about this Samsung going and it's not even been 1yr yet annoying it always seems to be my optical drives that go 1st.
    Windows XP 32bit SP3 (Moving to Win 7 RC1 64bit Soon)
    AMD Phenom 9550 AM2+ (4x 2.2ghz - Stock)
    Gigabyte GA-MA78G DS3H AM2+ (R1.0 BIOS F4)
    Kingston Hyper-X 4GB PC8500 DDR2 Kit (5-5-5-15 2.1v)
    Some Seagate RMA'd HDD (Upgrading To A SSD For Op Sys, & WD 250GB 7,200rpm SATA-II HDD For Storage)
    PNY 9600GT 512mb GDDR3 PCI-E 2.0
    Samsung SH-S138L DVD-RW
    Active Power 850w Mod PSU

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