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Paper Tape
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎10-22-2011
Location: Philippines
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DVD drive problem

Hi. I own a lenovo g470 ideapad. the problem is that my DVD RW optiarc ad-7580s drive appears to my system as a CD drive and cannot write on blank DVD's or CD's but it reads the content of a CD or DVD drive. I already went to the store where I bought it and they already replace my DVD drive from samsung to optiarc ad-7580s. After the reformat, its all working well, but when I updated windows 7 and applied all the updates, the same problem occurs again. What could be the problem? please help. 

Former Employee
Posts: 2,437
Registered: ‎04-10-2011
Location: Malaysia
Views: 304
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Re: DVD drive problem

hey desynch,

it could be that the driver that is needed for your unit to detect the optiarc as "writer" is being overwritten by the windows 7 update.

i suggest getting in contact with samsung and check with them if there is any specific driver you need to install.

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