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LG GSA-2166D doesn't recognize a dvd+r disc

I have a LG GSA-2166D that used to work great. I haven't used it in a while but now it will not recognize a disc when loaded. It will play an audio cd, it plays a DVD and data cd's. But, when I try to use it to burn, it tells me to load a disc when there is already one in it. I am using discs out of the same pack that I used to use. I even went and bought another brand, didn't work. any suggestions? thank you.

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  • styln63 Nov 07, 2007

    Thank you. I have tried that and did it again when you replied. It will read music and data cd's but will not recognize a blank dvd. Do you have any other suggestions?

  • styln63 Nov 12, 2007

    I can't figure it out. I have cleaned it as many times and as best as I know how. I have reloaded drivers and downloaded firmware updates. I guess I will have to contact LG or get another unit. Thanks

  • styln63 Nov 13, 2007

    THANKS

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I would suggest getting a can of air and blowing it out real well. May take a couple of tries to get it clean. When these types of units set unused for a while, the various sensors get dirty. Sometimes the problem can be cleared up by simply inserting and ejecting the media 8 or 10 times. Let it run up to speed each time.
R-

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  • Ron Roske Nov 07, 2007

    Since you stated that it hasn't been used for a while, You might want to reload your drivers for that drive. They may have suffered some corruption for some reason.
    Another idea that you might try is to check your disks for the proper format.
    Will continue to dwell on this and see what else I can come up with.

    R-

  • Ron Roske Nov 12, 2007

    Yea, and I'm sorry, but I haven't come up with anything additional for you to try. I would try contacting LG and see what they have for ideas.
    Have yourself a super day!
    Later..
    Rob-

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Try removing the device from device manager, then reboot. Windows should then re-detect the device and re-install the drivers for it. If that doesn't work, try the device on another computer. If it still doesn't work, it's probably defective.

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