Windows Recognizing Wrong Burner Model


G

Guest

I just purchased a Liteon SOHW-1693S, however when i get to windows it
recognizes it as a Liteon LTR-48327S. I was wondering why. I have the
latest bios update. i dont think my bios would have a problem reading this.
However during the post it shows that it is the wrong dvd burner. I dont
know what the problem can be. Please help.

Thanks.
 
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R

RoyB

The LTR is a CDRW drive and the SOHW is a DVDRW drive.

If you run Nero or similar does it correctly detect the drive capabilities?
I think that most DVD/CD burners poll the drive for operational parameters
rather than trusting plug and play identification.

basically, if the drive will correctly read and write DVD's then it's
probably a SOHW, if not it's probably a LTR.

Wouldn't be the first time that the wrong device is in a box. I was the
victim once when someone else bought a component, took their older version
of the same component and put it into the new box and returned it for
credit - it was then re-sold to me. Took a while to sort out. In any
event, Windows detects what device you have based on the device ID that is
returned by the device firmware when it is detected. So if the BIOS thinks
it's an LTR that's most likely what it is.
 
G

Guest

I was thinking the same thing. Nero doesnt recognize it at all but Windows
does. Even on the outside of the drive with the model sticker on it says sohw
thats how i found out the whole model number. Any other ideas to load
different drivers or anything???

Jeff
 
J

JS

If the copy of Nero came in the box with the drive then it's an OEM copy and
most likely locked to the SOHW model and will not work with any other model.

JS
 
G

Guest

Yes it was the one that came witht he burner. And it doesnt even recognize a
burner there.

Jeff
 
J

JS

Then most likely you have an LTR no matter what the box or sticker says.
Return it and ask for an exchange.

JS
 
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