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  • zappa69_247 Nov 07, 2008

    Thanks djbates, the drive only works on boot up. Went to the LG site & they sent me a firmware update, when I try to run it comes up with CD-ROM drive model doesn't match. I'll contact them again & see what gives. Thanks for your time. Cheers, Nick.

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Assuming the drive comes on and spins up, attempt reinstalling the drivers for your specific model and operating system from http://www.lge.com/products/category/list/computer%20products_optical%20storage.jhtml

There are also some firmware updates on the site which may resolve the problem if you changed operating systems.

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