I have a dvd writer LG, and it was working excellently, until one day i found that the drive was not reading cds. It reads and writes dvds perfectly but wont recognise a cd. After i insert a cd it just starts of as though it is reading, then after 4-5 minutes it stops. I open the drive in My Computer and it is empty..
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When you formated you erased the driver you need to use your dvd writer as a dvd writer and player. If your dvd-rom came with a cd use it to reinstall the driver and program it uses. Otherwise you can search for your driver thru the manufacturer website or go to www.driversguide.com and find it there.
This may be caused by bad media, or incompatible formats. There are a variety of media formats for CDs and DVDs. Your reader may not read them all. What model are you running, and what type of media (DVD-R, DVD+R, etc) are you using?
if you are good at opening then open the combo drive and clean the lens once by using some lens cleaner solution and then refit it it should work ...
if you still persist the problem then think that the life of the combo drive is getting down and the time to purchase new one is getting nearer ..
after some days your combo drive will fail to read the cds but it will read occasionally for some days after that it will not read anything that s because the lens is becoming weaker ...
at the cost of replacing the lens you can purchase the new dvd writer ...
but also try cleaning the lens with some lens cleaner solution after that it may work for some days ..
the only problem with the combo drive is the lens will be weaker than the normal dvd writer or cd writer so after some days of usage it fails to detect dvds followed by it fails in detecting of cds too ...
Hi, i have LG GCC4522B CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive and my problem is that i could open & play CDs. However when i insert DVD the drive doesn't detect the DVD and it shows no DVD in drive or blank. I checked the region setting which is 1. Is it the problem of region setting if so is there any solution for this. Expecting your valuable solution in this regard. Thanks Moses