How to Repair a Sony Vaio DVD Drive

Written by jesse seilhan
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Sony Vaio computers can have issues with their DVD drives from time to time, but fixing them is easy enough if you know what you are doing. The registry can be a scary place, so be sure to follow the directions to get in and get out while doing this, as any files moved, renamed or deleted can have disastrous consequences. Also, if this does not work, you may have a physical error within the drive, and it would need to be replaced, not repaired.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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  1. 1

    Open your registry by typing "regedit" into the Windows Search box in the Start menu.

  2. 2

    Left-click "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" and then click "System."

  3. 3

    Choose "Current Control" and then "Class."

  4. 4

    Find the term that ends with -"08002BE10318}" and find the phrases "UpperFilter" and "LowerFilter" on the right side.

  5. 5

    Delete both Filters and restart the computer.

Tips and warnings

  • If you have any sort of bootable media, pop that in and boot up your Sony Vaio. If it loads that disc, then you know it is not a hardware issue.

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