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joffnan
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Upgraded Inspiron N5110 to Windows 8 and now DVD RW doesn't work.

Hi. Can anyone help?

I upgraded my Inspiron N5110 to Windows 8 and now my DVD drive doesn't work. It's visible in Windows Explorer but doesn't recognise any discs. Obviously it could be a damaged drive and it's pure coincidence that it's not working now, but I'm hoping this is a simple driver issue. Can anyone offer any advice please?

Windows is recognising the drive as a Matshita +-RW UJ8B1.

Any help is appreciated.

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RE: Upgraded Inspiron N5110 to Windows 8 and now DVD RW doesn't work.

Hi Joffnan,

This sounds like the old upper and lower filter problem, but the fix is different with Windows 8. Try the procedure described here.

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