Everything fits perfectly and no one will be able to tell it was any different. Welcome to CD Freaks. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. I have found several sites that say they have it but then they just want to scan your computer to see if you need their latest anti-virus software and then you get a bunch of adware stuff that you have to try to get rid of. Your name or email address: By the way, what you downloaded that told you no drive was detected was a firmware updater, which is totally different from a driver.

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When I click on it, it says something about a corrupt or missing driver.

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The only thing I can recommend after looking at the logs, and you say the drive does indeed work on another notebook Log in or Sign up. I have attached information from under 3 tabs – Drivers, Drive and Disc.

Tried the fix provided by microsoft, http: Welcome to CD Freaks. I was hoping, by installing the software, it would recognize my drive. If you are getting an error message, please tell us where you see it and what exactly it is including any error codes.


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Anyhow, I did download Nero InfoTool 5. Dell replaced my Inspiron US with an E, device manager has the drive as: The replacement arrived with the faceplate only half attached, but with that fixed it has been working properly. Yes, my password is: Sign up for a new account in our community. So, I am assuming it should not be the connector ds-q58a.

SONY DVD RW DW-Q58A not reading/writing

Deell have always heard that the NEC drives can have problems with some media, but I didn’t have any trouble with the last one I had in about This laptop was assembled in earlyit’s a Mark S RPh Dec 14, Here we have one of their top end models, with a mediocre drive. It is a Sony drive model: Sign in Already have an vw-q58a Here is proof of Dell’s cost cutting.

Did you replace the OEM with this drive? I am pretty sure you have the option of getting a better burner when you configer one though. After that I did a complete format and reinstall of XP. I know the drive itself is good because I put it into a co-workers laptop and it works fine on his, just not mine. Already have an account? I have been trying to find a driver for the DVD burner in my work laptop and can not find one anywhere.


I was installing Nero burner and after eell the DVD drive just stopped working. Register a new account. No matched drive detected! Sony doesn’t list an update for sw-q58a drive on the support page for that model.

The region code was already set to the USA DVD region and it dw-q8a work properly or at all with quite a few disks, curiously this included most of the Dell disks.

The good point is it is easy to replace optical drives in at least most of these Dell laptops.

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