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The first requirement is a dvd decoder. Try VLC Media Player.... it's fre and can be found by googling VLC Media Player

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SOURCE: 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.

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lg gsa 5169d dvd super multiwriter does not read that there are files on the dvd. Thanks for any help.

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

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This is a usual issue. You have to replace it. May be issue on DVD encording circute.
Get it replaced....

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Hi as your burner is OK for your dvd-rw but wont burn dvds, try a different brand of dvds.Quite often a drive will not burn one brand but will burn another brand. Hope this helps.
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I have LG GP40NB40 Slim Dvd write, i installed LG writer with it own CD to my HP Pavillion. But wont play DVDs...WHY?


did you remove all of the original software as this can cause a software problem. you will need to remove the new software and the old software.then shut down the computer then. let it start up. turn back off again install the dvd writer then turn back on now should load the proper driver for the dvd rom. then install the software.

Sep 28, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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LG GP40NB40


Are you connecting the unit to your computer or a TV?
If it's the former, what OS does your computer have? Can you access the DVD to read the contents of any optical disc or play back audio CDs? If you can't get any content, then try a different Y USB cable (shorter cables are best). If you still don't get a response, try a different optical drive. The LG GP40NB40 may be faulty. If it is under warranty (1 year), contact LG or return it to the store where you purchased it (usually a 30 day return period).
If you have Windows 8, it doesn't come with the Codecs to play DVDs. (Some new Windows 8 machines will include a program like Cyberlink's PowerDVD. However, not all will.) In that case you need to install an appropriate program to play DVDs. The Win8 Media Player requires an upgrade to Win8 Pro and then the purchase of the Media Center. VLC will play most DVDs http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html . Some DRM issues may interfere. There are other DVD playback programs you can try. (As far as I can tell, the software that LG included with this model is not Win8 compatible for playback of movies.) If you had an older version of Windows and upgraded to Windows 8 Pro, you just need to purchase Media Center. (At least with some machines, the DVD playback software before the upgrade wasn't Win8 compatible and has to be upgraded.)
If you have a different OS, please indicate which one. (XP, Vista and Windows 7 all came with media player codecs for DVDs. Before that, the feature wasn't included.)
If you are connecting to a TV, it isn't designed to play commercial movies. It acts like a flash drive to play videos, display photos, etc. (Thus the limitations are due to the TVs file Codecs. Check the TV documentation.)

I hope this helps.

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DVD RECORDER MODEL R175, I CAN PLAY MUSIC CD'S BUT WHEN I PUT A MOVIE DVD INTO, IT DISPLAY "NO DISC" AND SOMETIMES A BLACK SCREEN ON TV.


It is quite a common problem. What I do in my shop is to open the unit, and replace the DVD writer (is the same as a standard PC one) with another IDE DVD writer. (any model will work, but I try keep LG with LG etc)
Once you replaced the drive all should be back to normal. (I also use LG dvd writers on Daewoo recorders)
Hope this helps.

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Lg dvd burner gsa-1420b doesn't recognize it as a writer


Hi,
This may be a device driver problem.
uninstall then re-install your CD/DVD Writing Program. i,e Nero-Roxio et,c. it has to have The ATAPI device driver installed to function Correctly.

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I have LG Dvd writer which i bought in aug 2009.this writer works well up to 15 days and from 16 th day it has a problem that whenever i play any dvd or cd it the pc is hang and when i play cd or dvd movie...


your computer might be slow if ur conf. is low, upgrade ur ram and processor. if ur ram is small then it happens.if it still hapens reinstall the nero burner

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How can LG DVD Writer on my HCL PC be made Region Free. I am unable to play region 5 coded DVD's on PC. No options are left to change the code. BTW, why DVD players are coded with region codes??


there is a program called region free http://www.dvdidle.com/dvd-region-free.htm you can pay for it or just find a crack version via a torrent online. that will enable you to play any region dvds

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do you have the latest driver installed? u can google for the latest driver.

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My DVD writer don't write dvds


you changed the dvd from one machine to the other? well, then you'll need to download drivers for that other computer, for the dvd that moved..this is a usual situation. Now, unless we know the computer make and operating system of the second computer, it's not simple to find the driver location(which is most likely on the computer makers website)

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