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I need the drivers for a DVD-RW drive model # GSA-T40N. didn' t know if you could help

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  • cvickers777 Jan 01, 2009

    I am using OS XP and i can find it on LG's web site but not the drivers nor anywhere on the web. and the reason i need the drivers is because my computer doesn't recog the optical drive but my other laptop does. I've put just a regular dvd rom in and it reads it so i know that my port is good and this puter came with a dvd-rw orig so i know it'll take. So i think ii just need the drivers.

  • Tim Hallman May 11, 2010

    Can you tell me which operating system you are using?

  • Tim Hallman May 11, 2010

    Are you sure that is the correct model #?  LG doesn't show that product.

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LG does has never released any drivers for this DVD-RAM drive.  They definitely do not exist (I have looked endlessly), as this drive should run on native XP and Vista drivers.
Something tells me your problem is in fact mechanical.  Does the drive show up under My Computer as DVD-RW etc., but then change to a CD drive when you insert a disk?  If so, this solution (posted on fixya awhile back) may fix your problem:
QUICK SET OF STEPS TO REPRODUCE:
Prerequisites: Authentically pressed data disc that you do not care if it gets damaged (like an old outdated driver disc, AOL access disc, etc.) and a pin long and thin enough to get significant travel into the emergency release eject hole located below the disc tray (safety pins are a good choice, while thumbtacks and nails are not.)
1 - Boot PC with no disc in the troublesome drive
2 - Within operating system environment, open disc tray, place useless data disc on tray BUT DO NOT CLOSE TRAY
3 - Access a read function of the troublesome drive (in MS-DOS, navigate to the drive letter assigned, close tray with disc and type DIR or in Windows, double click My Computer, double click the troublesome drive's letter until the "please insert disc into drive X:" message comes up, and then close the tray with the disc
4 - While the disc is attempting to be accessed, in a straight manner and with pressure, push the pin into the emergency tray release eject hole until the tray pushes out physically
5 - Close the tray by means of the standard electronic eject button on the drive

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You do not need drivers for DVD-RW especially if you are installing it in Windows Xp or Windows VIsta.

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  • Thomas Lim
    Thomas Lim Jan 02, 2009

    There are absolutely no drivers made for any DVDRW drive because its already a part of XP orVista.





    May I ask why you rated my solution as inappropriate. Its not since imtelling you the truth.

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    Thomas Lim Jan 04, 2009

    click start then right click on My comptuer then click manage. Then under disk management assign a drive letter to the device. It should come up under My computer now.

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