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GCE 8527B whenever i try to run a cd on my drive it shows it is trying to read but neither does it autoplay nor does it run the cd.though it can read audio cds sometimes

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Re: GCE 8527B

It seems that your cd rw burner has reached it's MTBF, or it might have even over lasted it, I myself experienced such problems and the only way to solve it is to replace its read write assembly as a package, it is available at all LG computer peripherials store.

Posted on Aug 19, 2007

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Ive bought a dvd rom rw cge-8527b but when i put a cd in (dvd movie or dvd rom nothing happens the disc turn and stop no sign of it the icon stays the same

make sure that the cd rw is getting enough consistent power test all leads that are attached to the cd rom including electical extensions and make sure they have a secure connection or just replace them there might be bad/faulty or
your drivers may have been corrupted or you might have a virus run your antivrus program
you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd rw then plug them back in this will activate found new hardware wizard
hope this helps or
you might have to uninstall then restart your computer then reinstall your cd rom or uninstall the driver then reinstall for this device
click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll down cd dvd rom drives right click you can you will have options to update driver roll back driver select properties general troubleshoot select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver uninstall then reinstall
you need only do the registry check if you cant see the drive/s in windows explorer/my computer
it might be a registry problem
Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders







This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak

If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer

Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.
hope this helps

Mar 27, 2011 | LG (GCE-8527B) CD-RW Burner

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I purchased LG SATA DVD writer after installing it, unable to read any CD or DVD. Its detected in device manager but cant ready media. tried to SATA cable & SATA port, still same. Another thing i...

> unable to read any CD or DVD. Its detected in device manager but cant ready media.
Can you hear it "spinning" the media? If not, you have a "defective" unit (motors or bearings).
If it spins, but nothing is read, then you have a "defective" unit (dead laser).
Take it back to where you bought it, and get them to test it, to prove that it is "bad", and then for them to replace it.

> in Hardware details it shows HL-DT-ST DVD RAM GH24NS50 SCSI CDROM Device.
Normal for most SATA devices.
> it shows as HT-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8526B ATA device.
Perfectly normal.

Feb 21, 2011 | LG GH24NS50 DVDRAM Burner

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The device did not read dvd

it's a cd driver & writer not a dvd player
So get yourself a DVD RW drive
Hmm take ASUS or SOny

Feb 06, 2010 | LG (GCE-8527B) CD-RW Burner

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Have an hl-dt-st cd-rw gce-8418b cd burner. can read cd ok, but cant write to cd

Try and update the firmware of your CD R/W Drive and this should sort your problem out

Oct 14, 2009 | LG GCE 8240B CD-RW Burner

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My dvd drive cannot read dvd's.

you may not have the right dvd software. or you have not finalised the disc properly. try to install power dvd.

Jun 29, 2009 | CD & DVD Burners

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No read any cds

Hi there, as per your information the device working well. But not read CDs. So i suggest you install a CD/DVD Reader or rewriter software.
Because, with out the software your DVD/CD device can't able to read CDs. You can use Nero Express software for solving your problem.
Thanks & waiting for your feedback.

Mar 18, 2009 | LG (GCE-8527B) CD-RW Burner

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I need a driver

have you tried device manager and right clicking to update driver and allowing internet access

Mar 15, 2009 | LG (GCE-8527B) CD-RW Burner

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No read no write

One possible source of difficulty is there are different blanks for "slow" recorders (1x - 4x), "high speed" recorders (4x-10x), "ultra speed" recorders (12x-24x), and "ultra speed +" recorders. The disc manufacturers had to change the way the discs were made to accommodate each successive improvement, so older recorders don't work with the newer disks.
It is possible for some 4x-capable "slow" drives to use the "fast" blanks with a firmware upgrade, but there is no advantage to doing so since you're still limited to 4x recording (unless, of course, you're unable to find "slow" CD-RW blanks).
CD-RW discs for the faster drives are labeled with a "High Speed", "Ultra Speed", or "Ultra Speed +" logos. Make sure you buy the right blanks for your drive.

Jan 15, 2009 | LG (GCE-8527B) CD-RW Burner

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My CD RW drive is not reading any CD


Here is the download page for the firmware update for this drive:
follow these instructions carefully.

(free registration required at Driver Guide)

Firmware v1.19 for the LG GCE-8240B burner. After downloading double-click the file to start the extraction program. Accept the default unzip folder (C \8240firm119) then click the UNZIP button. 2 files will be written to the folder. One is the firmware (the exe file) and the other is a instructions.txt file. Be sure to read/print the instructions before attempting to use the firmware upgrade. Paying particular attention to the section dealing with whether your drive is OEM or LG. This firmware is only for LG drives and will not work on LG OEM drives. Use this file at your own risk. I nor will not assume any responsibility if your drive is damaged.

We are NOT responsible for any mistakes you make or you loosing power during the flash. You should be on a battery backup power supply to ensure you do not loose power.


Aug 19, 2008 | LG GCE 8240B CD-RW Burner

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It could be that it needs a lens cleaner or realigning, but try this and see if it cures it, sometimes it works. If it still persists go to my computer>properties>hardware tab>device manager and go down the list to cd/dvd drives, click on the '+' and right click on your listed drive and select uninstall. restart the notebook and then the drive will be re installed with drivers automatically.

Apr 15, 2007 | LG GCE 8520B CD-RW Burner

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