Thanks for your solution on the RCA DVD-R/DVR issue. Replaced my CD drive-- didn't have enough free hands to drill and install the new drive, so I used a cyanoacrylate glue and an accelerator spray, but nontheless, it worked like a charm. Not sure how you came up with the solution-- a lot of try and try again, I guess-- but it works and I am thankful.
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AWESOME! I am glad that this solution helped you out. I am interested in using the cyanoacrylate glue and accelerator spray to replace a DVD drive on one of my units too. Any tips or help on what brand of supplies and methods you used will help me a great deal. I have never worked with such materials and am rather interested in finding out more on them and how you used them. Thanks for your reply to the solution and thanks in advance to any tips and info you can share as well.
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Hi, as your LG GSA-H42N CD/DVD had an IDE interface you need a drive with the same type of interface .I had to replace my internal drive after years of use.As it was a Pioneer brand with an IDE interface I replaced it with a Pioneer DVR-A 18 L which cost £17.99.from Amazon.co.uk and that included free postage. Regards Bill
You're classically describing a very common trouble. In fact, common enough that Microsoft has published a KnowledgeBase (KB314060) article concerning it. Accomplishing the actions detailed there should "FixYa" up.
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This is due to the DVD-RW drive that is in the unit. This is the first to fail and RCA seems to have gone with the lowest bidder on this model. The DVD-RW drive will need to be replaced. If you used the DVR to watch and burn DVDs then you will need to replace it with any computer DVD-RW but you may need to re-drill some holes to have the replacement drive fit exactly aligned with the DVD door. If you only want to use this DVR for the internal hard drive recording and TV viewing, then any CD or DVD computer drive will do, just simply connect the replacement drive and leave it in the case (you wont have access to the DVD or CD drive under this option). If you do replace the drive, make sure you match up the jumper on the back so that it will be in the same position as in the original DVD drive ( the Master setting). I hope I did not scare you with all this information, but unfortunately, the dreaded HELLO issue with the DRC8030N has no easy fix.
The issue occurs only under limited environmental and use conditions that are not typical for most end users, so Pioneer anticipates that most users will not be affected. If you are not experiencing any issues currently, there is no need to take immediate action.The service issue does not pose any health or safety risk. Pioneer is aware of a potential issue with the above drives’ CD (not DVD) read/write capability. Under certain environmental and heavy use conditions, the above drives may become unable to read or write to CDs. To address this issue, for any of the above model drives that become unable to read and/or write to CDs, Pioneer will provide a replacement unit (which may be a newer model number) at no extra charge, shipping prepaid, subject to the terms and conditions of Pioneer’s standard limited warranty(excluding duration). Again, we anticipate that most drives will not be affected. However, if your DVR-1810, DVR-2810, DVR-X122, DVR-112D, DVR-112DBK, or DVR-112DSV drive becomes unable to read or write to CDs, please contact Pioneer Customer Service by one of the following methods: Complete an online replacement request form and submit it online. Once your model and serial number are validated, you will print out the completed form to mail along with the affected drive. This online form is for United States customers only. For Canadian residents, please contact Pioneer Electronics of Canada customer service directly at 877-283-5901.