Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. I’m quite dissapointed in Dell for this, but luckily I was able to fix it with what I had. The region code was already set to the USA DVD region and it wouldn’t work properly or at all with quite a few disks, curiously this included most of the Dell disks. What exactly is telling you that you need a driver? Posted November 13,

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Posted November 11, Already have an account? Sony doesn’t list an update for that drive on the support page for that model.

After that I did a complete format and reinstall of XP. This time though I got what was either a poorly refurbished or otherwise junk drive. Still the problem continues.

Head on over here and grab firmware Liggy’s 1. Share This Page Tweet.

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I was hoping, by installing the software, it would recognize my drive. So, I am assuming it should not be the connector problem. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites.


Mark S RPh Dec 14, Dw–q58a in or Sign up. Everything fits perfectly and no one will be able to tell it was any different.

0YC640 Dell Dw-q58a-ds Inspiron 6000 Dvd/cd Rewritable Optical Drive Sony

The good point is it is easy to replace optical drives in at least most of these Dell laptops. I am pretty sure you have the option of getting a better burner dwq58a you configer one though. Driver for Sony drive model: You must log in or sign up to reply here. When I go into the device manager it shows the drive but it has the little yellow circle with an exclamation point.

I was installing Nero burner and after restart the DVD drive just stopped working.

The DVD drive works properly. I know that is the model drive that I have. Do you already have an account?

Did you replace the OEM with this drive? I know the contacts are o. By the way, what you downloaded that told you depl drive was detected was a firmware updater, which is totally different from a driver.


I also connected k series DVD drive only dvd read no write to my laptop and the drive works.

SONY DVD RW DW-Q58A not reading/writing | NotebookReview

Dw-a58a the caddy from the NEC and placed the Sony in here. Your name or email address: Tried the fix provided by microsoft, http: I get an error “No Supported drive detected”.

TTGiang Dec 27, at 9: Posted November 13, Just though I’d share this with you guys: The driver may be corrupted or missing.