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GSA-2166D recognized by computer but does not recogniz media?

I bought an LG GSA-2166D about 1 1/2 years ago and it used to be able to burn movies all the time onto verbatim DVD+Rs. Recently when I plug it into the computer it is recognized, but when I go to burn an ISO file with a blank Verbatim DVD+R it says that there is no media in the drive. The DVD+R is brand new and now it doesnt recognize any blank medai, any help?

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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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you have the c installation cd with you then ok
you go to device manager and uninstall the device
from there
and then reinstall it using the hardware cd given to you if
even then the problem persists reinstall windows this will do the trick
before that please verify whether u have any hardware issues

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