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Not recognize Hi, My LG Dvd +-RW is not recognized by Windows XP Service Pack 3. It is powered by the adapter provided through the wall socket and connected to my PC via USB which also came with it. It used to work fine before, but it just doesn't seem to even be recognized as a plug-n-play device! PLEASE HELP!

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    Lestat Oct 19, 2013

    Thanks Naveen. I tried your solution, but no luck still. I've contacted LG support and they recommend trying new usb cables as a final option to the problem. I think I'll give that a shot. Thanks again!

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