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LG GSA-H55N Problem

It will burn cd's,s play CD rom and everything but why will it not play a DVD movie or burn one or anything just got it the other day

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Re: LG GSA-H55N Problem - LG GSA-2166D DVD RW Dual Layer Burner CD & DVD Burners

DVD writer not work read and write

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Re: LG GSA-H55N Problem

There are 2 seperate lenses for CD's and DVD's, If you have had the drive for a while it is likely to be either 2 things.

1 - possible dust on DVD lens, try a lens cleaning disk..
2 - if 1 didnt work its likely the DVD lens is burnt out and you need to replace the drive..

However before replacing drive try downloading new firmware from LG site and then try once more..
Individual drives - the pioneer at £18.99 isd a great buy!

hope this helps

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your DVD ROM lens has became weak.
and it cannot be repaired.
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Well, since I received a solution from MAXTRIXKHAN, I just wanted to check back with, and here is a recap of what I did, and what they told me...

After a few tries, I had to contact LG Customer service.
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-Maxell CD-R, no problems,
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Well, I bought this DVD-Writer to replace my old GSA-4167B, and LG customer service told me that this DVD-Writer does not support the Verbatim DVDs.

So, if you have plenty of Verbatim DVDs, you should forget about this writer.

Supported DVDs...
Maxell, Sony, TDK

Will have to send it back to NCIX

So beware


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