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Liteon refuses to read DVD

Postby kotrtim on Sun Jan 16, 2005 5:30 am

I have many DVD disc that can be open by standalone
but Lite-on SOHD-167T DVD-ROM drive refuse to read them.

When I check it with nero infotool, it shows that the disc
is a DVD+R????, and has a filesize of -0.37GB

-GB?? negative value, how can it happen

EDIT: i;ve checked it with ISOBuster too, it has a negative LBA!!!!!
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Postby Ian on Sun Jan 16, 2005 9:48 am

Is it only one disc you're having problems with? It sounds like its corrupt and/or scratched/dirty and its having a hard time reading the TOC to determine the size.
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Postby kotrtim on Sun Jan 16, 2005 10:50 am

the disc has no scratches, i don't see liteon has hard time reading it.
It's just normal, the green light stop blinking after 2 or 3 seconds.

If it was a scratched disc, the green LED will blink "forever" until I eject the disc

is it some kind of copy protection?


Is it only one disc you're having problems with?

I can open many dvd disc without a problem with the drive, even with scratches, and i also have many disc that can't be opened

all the dvd video disc that can't be open has -0.37Gb
standalone can finely play all the disc

Is it possible that liteon does not support DVD+R video?
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Postby hoxlund on Sun Jan 16, 2005 11:29 am

firmware upgrade?

here is your link:

http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?download_id=1825
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Postby kotrtim on Mon Jan 17, 2005 3:46 am

the firmware is already the newest
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Postby dudde on Mon Nov 07, 2005 10:41 am

same here... i also got a lite-on SOHD-167T... it wouldnt read a DVD+R as claim from the box!

since i cant get it to read +Rs.. i upgraded its firmware from S14 to S1B (says on the doc... more media compatiblity?!?) but its still the same.. upgrade was successful!
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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Nov 09, 2005 2:26 am

i'd say it's probably a hardware problem - a bad drive. try getting it fixed/replaced under warranty.

maybe also try using it in another computer if you can.
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Postby PtownBubba on Sun Nov 27, 2005 9:51 am

Similiar problem, Bad original DVD ? But it does play in standalone player ??????? Seemed to happen after I installed Nero Vision Express, removed that now. My back up of Madagascar will play in both my LiteOn drives, but the original will no longer play, using WMP-10 or PowerDVD,, the original plays fine in my stand alone, but it will not play in either 'puter DVD. Something happened, as it used to play fine everywhere ????? Could I have some kind of bug or conflict that will not allow Mad to play ????? It seems to be only a mad thing, other original DVD's play fine ????????????????????????
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