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Enthusiast
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎02-15-2014
Message 11 of 147 (21,432 Views)

Re: My sony vaio laptop does not recognize the cd/dvd drive. It did a month ago, but not now. Any he

All the ones that say dvd-R. Those are the ones that do not work all the rest work.
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Message 12 of 147 (21,429 Views)

Re: My sony vaio laptop does not recognize the cd/dvd drive. It did a month ago, but not now. Any he

Actually some of the rest say dvd-R as well but they work. And some dont.
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Registered: ‎07-23-2013
Message 13 of 147 (21,416 Views)

Re: My sony vaio laptop does not recognize the cd/dvd drive. It did a month ago, but not now. Any he

If your DVD drive works with DVD movie discs, then it's probably the DVD-/+R discs. I suggest you DO NOT buy generic DVD-/+R discs. Make sure you buy name brand QUALITY DVD-/+R discs otherwise you will experience DVD rot. That's when the glue between the layers of a DVD disc deteriorate and the DVD-/+R disc becomes unreadable.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disc_rot

 

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Message 14 of 147 (21,413 Views)

Re: My sony vaio laptop does not recognize the cd/dvd drive. It did a month ago, but not now. Any he

Alright thanks Smiley Happy
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Registered: ‎02-16-2014
Message 15 of 147 (21,389 Views)

Re: My sony vaio laptop does not recognize the cd/dvd drive. It did a month ago, but not now. Any he

Hi,

 

I am using a VPCEA36FA Sony Vaio laptop. when I insert a Sony CD-RW 700mb CD it does not read, the Drive properties shows the file system as 'unknown'

I also have a Sony VPCCW15FG Vaio laptop, this machine reads the CD. The file system  shows CDFS.

 

I have tried the solution mentioned on the earlier page 'regedit ..... restart', with the first laptop, but does not seem to work.

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Posts: 633
Registered: ‎07-23-2013
Message 16 of 147 (21,380 Views)

Re: My sony vaio laptop does not recognize the cd/dvd drive. It did a month ago, but not now. Any he

You're DVD drive might be dead or dying. At this point it's probably best to replace the optical drive. You can probably find a replacement online:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=sony+VPCEA36FA+dvd+drive&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m...

 

With you model of Sony VAIO laptop, I don't know if you'll find the right bezel color, but if you buy a replacment with a different color, the bezel should be compatible. You can probably remove your current bezel and replace the bezel on the replacment. There is a small force eject hole on the front on the DVD drive. Use a paper clip and insert into the force eject opening and the tray will pop out. Check near the bezel and look for a screw. If there are no screws, then you are safe to gently pop the front bezel off.

 

 

Rookie
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Registered: ‎02-23-2014
Message 17 of 147 (21,256 Views)

Re: My sony vaio laptop does not recognize the cd/dvd drive. It did a month ago, but not now. Any he

Hello,

 

I am having the same issue with my VGN-FW190. I tried both the uninstall/reinstall and the regestry filter delete tips without any success. Do you have any other troubleshooting tips? Thanks for your help!

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Message 18 of 147 (21,249 Views)

Re: My sony vaio laptop does not recognize the cd/dvd drive. It did a month ago, but not now. Any he

If your CD/DVD drive isn't reading store bought CDs or DVDs like DVD movies, then you may have a failing CD/DVD drive and you should consider replacing it.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=VGN-FW190+dvd+drive&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l...

 

Rookie
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Registered: ‎03-05-2014
Message 19 of 147 (21,051 Views)

Re: My sony vaio laptop does not recognize the cd/dvd drive. It did a month ago, but not now. Any he

I have tried the steps listed for uninstalling and reinstalling my disk driver but it still won't work.  When I try to open it, I get this error message "E:/ Application not found".  My model name is VPCF234FD.

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Registered: ‎10-10-2013
Message 20 of 147 (21,037 Views)

Re: My sony vaio laptop does not recognize the cd/dvd drive. It did a month ago, but not now. Any he

Hi kari_se,

 

It's possible that the file/device lost it's association. Try using this link as a reference regarding this issue - E:\ app not found. Hope it helps. 


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