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No signal I tried to make a dvd from a videotape, both with s-video & regular cable connectors. Once everything was connected, it indicated there was a signal, but as soon as I hit "record" it said "no signal". I tried attaching the cable to the vcr in every possible configuration, but it still didn't work. Any ideas? Thanks.

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-Component = Green/Blue/Red cables or jacks.

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If everything is connected properly I would recommend to connect the player to another TV to see if the same issue will occur.


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My LG Super Multi DVD Burner (GH22NS40) is not working properly anymore. It used to read everything I put in (DVD, game CD, Music CD) but now it fails to read game CDs pretty much all the time. I was...

Hi Makman,

Please follow the below steps,

  1. Make sure there is no loose connection in the cable of the DVD RAM drive , try changing the slot if that is possible.
  2. Secondly , make sure you have a lens cleaner so that you can clean the lens and then check if things work fine.
  3. If the problem persists , the better option would be to get it checked via a external drive connector and see if it works fine or check it at your friend's PC and see the results,
  4. If then the problem persists, then it's surely an indication that the drive will die soon and will not be able to read anything or even probably be detected.

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Cant get burner to reconised on pc

Since this is an IDE drive, please check the Master/Slave/Cable Select jumpers, if you've connected the drive in the same cable of your hard drive, you should check its jumper settings, if hard drive is set as Master, the DVD writer it should be as Slave, if the hard disk jumper is set to Cable Select (CS), the DVD should be in the same way too. After this check if DVD drive is identified correctly in BIOS, it's a good idea to set drive detection as Auto, if this all is OK, check its driver in Windows, it must be appear as a DVD-RW drive.

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No power on

Try connect it to other PC.Inspect the connectors inside the PC.

The drive doesn't have power.
• Is the power supply cable from the host computer plugged in?
• Is the Power Connector to the drive securely attached?
• The system doesn't start.
• Are the Primary and Secondary connections and the Master and Slave settings
• Is the total length of the IDE cable 18 inches or less?
• Is each connector completely attached?
Other connections may have been knocked lose while installing the drive.
• Cannot Read or Write Discs.
• Is the condition of everything else in the system (CPU, hard disc, and others)
as it should be? (See system environment page 2.)
• Does the CD or DVD disc have dirt or scratches?
• Did a screen saver or other application operate while writing to the disc?
• Is there enough free space on the CD, DVD and DVD-RAM disc?
• Does writing fail even using the simulation test?
• Is the disc loaded in the drive with the read/write surface facing the right
direction? (label up)
• Is the drive installed in the correct orientation?
• Was the drive or disc moved from a low temperature environment to a high
temperature environment? (There is a possibility of condensation on the lens in
the drive or on the surface of the disc.)
• Using a 40-pin IDE cable might bring the '04/08/03 error (LOGICAL UNIT
In this case, substitute to 80-pin type IDE cable is highly recommended.
This kind of error is hardly detected from some specific motherboard

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I need a cord for the mad dog multi media device so that possibly I can have this external hard drive accessed.

What device do you need a cord for? The Mad Dog Dominator given above is an internal IDE CD/DVD drive. Thus it can be connected to a 4 pin peripheral molex connector to the power supply and a 40 pin IDE ribbon cable. Some USB/SATA/IDE devices will be able to connect to the drive for external use (since it is a full size 5 1/4" drive). Similarly, you can find some USB external device enclosures that will work with the IDE connect.

There are IDE to SATA converters that you can add to connect the drive to a computer with no IDE port on the motherboard. (There are also power adapters to convert a SATA power connector to the 4 pin in the rare case that you do not have a free 4 pin connector. However, a 4-pin y-connector is usually a better choice).

All of the above items are available from most computer supply shops.

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(external hard drives currently can have one or more of the following connectors: USB 2.0, e-SATA, Firewire, ethernet, or USB 3.0. The USB 2.0 is the most common. A standard USB cable (A/B) is the usual one for a USB 2.0. These are also available at most computer shops. Look at the device and the size of the opening to determine the cable end needed. Standard B is a square end with beveled corners. Usually a text or icon on the device will indicate the port type.)

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My DVD writer has no power the LED light on the writer has not blinking. I was checkd the cables and connectors all are connected properly. Can you tell me the problem. I was getting the same problem...

check the power cable that have signal or have 4 colorful wire.then if it was ok,maybe ur drivehave some special problem in is connector & in the inside must check carefully.if u cant do it urself,send itto the seller or for repair

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My desktop pc in not detecting the dvd rom drive no power in drive tray is not coming out.

Just open the cpu cover and Make sure the power connector is connected properly also check the ide or sata data cable is not loose .also try with connecting the other power connector to the rom .
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How do I Install my LG GCC-4320B

ok take this step to connect the cd 0r dvd drive

To install an external DVD drive:
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  2. If you have a USB connection on your computer you can use an external drive. The advantage to an exterior drive is that you can use it on other computers as well.
  3. To install an external DVD, just follow the instructions provided with the drive.
To install an internal DVD drive:
  1. Look for a DVD with the letters RW on the box. This is so you can read disks and record them as well. Make sure the speed rating is 16X and that the DVD is dual layer so that it takes care of the latest technology.
  2. Read the instructions that come with the DVD. It may require you to load the provided CD software before installing the DVD player. Leave the disk in your CD ROM player for the rest of the procedure.
  3. Disconnect the power cord from the back of the computer (goes to the wall socket of your house.)
  4. Open the case of the computer.
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  11. If you don’t have an available power connector, then you can buy a “Y?? connector to hook up to the existing power cable. Unhook the power connector and hook it to one side of the “Y?? and hook the DVD to the other side of the “Y??.
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The DW-100 is really more for archiving your files in their native format than for creating standard DVDs that can be played on regular DVD players. Regular (standard-definition) DVD players can't play AVCHD, although many Blu-Ray players can. Unless you use a Blu-Ray player that supports AVCHD playback, there are two solutions to your problem:

1. If you want to keep your recordings high-def, you can view them by playing them back with the DW-100, which must be connected to your camcorder via the USB cable, then from your camcorder to your TV via an HDMI cable.

2. If you want to have standard DVDs that you can play on any DVD player, either import the files to your computer and convert them to standard-definition using video-editing software, then burn them to DVD with your computer's DVD burner, or connect the analog output (component=better, composite=good) to a stand-alone DVD recorder (i.e. not the DW-100).

I've used the route of Vixia HF-10 camcorder > composite output > Panasonic DMR-ES25S DVD recorder (about $65 used on eBay) with pretty good results when I've wanted to give videos to relatives who don't have Blu-Ray players. You just have to make sure to set the camcorder 's analog (composite) output to 480i so that it formats the picture in the right aspect ratio, or else the 16:9 image will be squeezed to 4:3 instead of letterboxed.

Hope this helps. Good luck.

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