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Dvd drive problem

It reads and burns dvds fine,but wont communicate with the drive to use the lightscribe to make label,,,it is a new drive

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  • Hitman039 Mar 19, 2008

    It is a LG DVD-RAM GSA-H55L

  • Hitman039 Mar 19, 2008

    It is a LG DVD-RAM GSA-H55L

  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2008

    It did work on my old computer, but the Lightscribe won't work om my fresh installation (XP SP3)

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    yep same here have updated firmware sb03 and lightscribe system software is a real problem with this drive it will not install and is broken someone fix this please! drive burns fine but lightscribe will not work!

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What does "multi layer support" mean. Does it write multi layer discs? or is it able only to read them? Also, what is a lightscribe?


Multi-Layer support means the drive can Read/Write a Dual-Layer discs.

Lightscribe means you can create a label on a disk.

Check these Links fro more information:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LightScribe

http://www.lightscribe.com/gettingstarted/index.aspx


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Hello Rfd832,
What I see from the description is that the drive is a combo drive. Combo drives are CD-RW and DVD-ROM drives means
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DVD-ROM = Digital Versatile Disk - Read Only Memory
so these drives can read and write CDs but can only read DVDs (Cannot write or burn DVDs)
If you want to be able to burn DVDs then you need to have DVD RW drive (either DVD+RW or DVD-RW)

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Try a firmware upgrade by downloading it from the internet but make sure the serial numbers match exactly. If that fails then it my need replacing.

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This is in no way a proper technical answer, but certain DVD burners like specific brands of media, I have heard this for years and it's true, but you seem to have tried several types of media brands. I would try a -R, from Verbatum, if that doesn't work take it back and try a different model, you have done everything that you are supposed to.I found that the -R works best for me in my desktop and laptop, one is Lightscribe other is not, the -R works best for me.

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