I have an LG External DVD Burner GSA-E40L. My computer recognized it one time, but after that it don't recognize it. It has power and the light blinks and the tray will open, but if I open My Computer it's not there.
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Re: Computer wont recognize USB DVD Burner
TRY CONNECTING THROUGH DIFFERENT USB PORT IF NO GOOD CONNECT BURNER AS NORMAL SHUT DOWN COMPUTER THEN REMOVE POWER FROM REAR OF TOWER WAIT 30 SECONDS THEN RECONNECT SEE WHAT HAPPENS START WITH THIS THERE IS MORE COMPLICATED SOLUTIONS THAT I CAN THINK OF BUT LETS KEEP IT SIMPLE AT THIS STAGE AND SEE HOW YOU GO TRY THESE OPTIONS AND IF NO GOOD LET ME KNOW AND I WILL TRY TO ASSIST YOU FURTHER GLENN
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ERROR 43? Check your SATA connection.
HERE'S HOW I FIXED MINE.
(IE. Computer tries to install driver for BD burner, but ultimately fails, and gives the message. "Unsuccessful" and/or "Microsoft Windows stopped device. Error 43")
The SATA CONNECTION on my BD burner's EXTERNAL CASE had gone bad. TO TEST IT. I used a SATA/IDE to USB Adapter Cable I bought for about $10 on amazon.
I unscrewed the external case to get at the internal drive, and plugged the SATA adapter cable directly into the internal BD burner drive (bypassing the case assembly), and plugged the other end into my computer USB port.
PS My BD burner POWER was working OK, so I left the big white 4pin power adapter connected to the original external case.
VOILA! Both my laptop and my desktop PC recognized the LG BD burner again and assigned it a drive letter (like it used to do).
Now I either need to (1) Buy a NEW EXTERNAL case ($10 - $30), (2) install it as an internal drive (could get problematic if "ANYDVD" is installed) or (3) just leave it connected via the cheap adapter cable.
It's super EASY (& inexpensive) to TEST this before spending $$$$ on a new equipment.
Hope this helps someone. It had me miffed for a while there.
You could try running a virtual Windows computer (using Parallels or VMWare) on your Mac. The LG site has drivers for Windows 2000, XP and Vista. There are no Mac drivers listed. Otherwise you need a different computer or burner.
I am sorry that I can't be of more help but the owner's manual indicates that this product was made for Windows systems only.
There isn't a installation CD for the E 40L. I have the same one and Windows has default drivers it will assign to it. The only thing that comes with the burner is bundled DVD burning software and DVD viewing software. The burner is basically Plug and Play (plug it in the usb and Windows will recognize it)
you may be having conflicts with usb devices. try temporarily removing all unnecessary devices from the usb ports. unplug and then plug the drive back in. you could try another port. if all ports are in use, then unplug another device, like the mouse and plug in to that port, then plug the mouse into the writers port. i had a similar problem with a wireless usb lan that stopped another device from being recognised. when i removed the lan and replugged the unrecognised device, windows recognised it. i obviously had to use the wireless lan, so i swapped that with the mouse and it worked.
you could try removing the drivers from your device manager by going through contol panel or by right-clicking on My Computer and then on the hardware tab. you would find it under cd/dvd rom drives.Just right click and click on uninstall. Then if you dont have your driver disk you might be able to download it from softpedia.com. If you have installed drivers more than once you might be able to roll-back drivers but the best bet would be to just uninstall and re-install the drivers.
Try removing the device from device manager, then reboot. Windows should then re-detect the device and re-install the drivers for it. If that doesn't work, try the device on another computer. If it still doesn't work, it's probably defective.
try using different media ( non light scribe ) and second try using a program such as nero premium or easy media creator 9/10.Most of my dvd's have been successful with good quality especially with nero ultimate/premium