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Problems with converting VHS to DVD

Hi, I am having a P4 PC with a 1 GB Ram. I have recently installed a LG GSA 5169D writer and tried to connect the VCR to convert the VHS tapes to DVD. The burner was bundled with a Honestec VHS to DVD converting software. After completing the connections, I tried to capture the VS on the PC, the PC is giving an error message saying that the video is copywrited and the software cannot proceed with capture. It says this for the VHS tapes that I have. Can anyone help me out with this? Regards

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Re: Problems with converting VHS to DVD

Go to, choose the "drivers" button, search for your model and you will find a patch that corrects this problem.

Posted on Jun 21, 2007

Re: Problems with converting VHS to DVD

Your operating system is preventing yor burner software from communicating

Posted on Apr 05, 2007

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LG (GSA-5169D) is not being recognized at all as a drive by Win XP SP3. How can I solve this problem?


It may be the operating system has not recognized all the ports, if you operating system is now ok, go to my computer>properties>hardware>device manager, and look to bottom of the list to USB Controllers.

right click on them, and Uninstall all controllers and restart pc and see if all the ports are recognized and installed automatically.

Hope this helps,

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The writer is not reading

Hi, you can try a cleaning CD as writers are suseptable to dust; if this does'nt work it is probably a faulty laser and you will need to replace the writer.

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try installing Nero suite onto your comp and see whether it will rectifying the problem.

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LG GSA-5169D DVD w/ Honestech One Touch on Win XP SP3

You got a bad laser in the drive not the laser the reads the laser that writes and this does generally happen when a dvd ram drive goes. Recommend buying a new drive as a replacment laser is upwards of $90 bucks, thanks for using fixya please do accept and rate.

Aug 18, 2009 | LG (GSA-5169D) DVD RW Dual Layer Burner

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Need Vista driver for external DVD writer of LG model GSA-5169D

There aren't any such drivers.  The drive control protocols are standardized.  Just do Windows Update a few times and make sure the thing's connected when you restart storage subsystems (pretty much a reboot; though installing Nero will of course get things going if you don't love Vista built-in tools.)

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Super multi dvd writer gsa-h55n

Well, since I received a solution from MAXTRIXKHAN, I just wanted to check back with, and here is a recap of what I did, and what they told me...

After a few tries, I had to contact LG Customer service.
I tried to burn to...

-Maxell CD-R, no problems,
-TDK DVD-RW, no problems,
-Verbatim DVD+R, Computer hangs.

Well, I bought this DVD-Writer to replace my old GSA-4167B, and LG customer service told me that this DVD-Writer does not support the Verbatim DVDs.

So, if you have plenty of Verbatim DVDs, you should forget about this writer.

Supported DVDs...
Maxell, Sony, TDK

Will have to send it back to NCIX

So beware


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I am having a LG DVD writer GSA-4167B currently stops reading or writing disks after few runs

as with all writers eventually they fault at the lens and it gets out of line and cannot read discs, you can try the usual thing of checking LG for any firmware updates, but first:- Go to my computer>right click>hardware tab>device manager, then down list to cd/dvd drives and click '+' sign and highlight your writer, right click on it and select uninstall. Restart PC and it will be automatically re installed, try again and if no change you will need to replace the drive as they are cheaper nowadays.

Jun 19, 2007 | LG (GSA-4167B) DVD RW Dual Layer Burner

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Sounds like it may be a software issue. Have you tried using a different burning application? This may help.

Mar 28, 2007 | LG (GSA-5169D) DVD RW Dual Layer Burner

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