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How do I use the following DVD Drive on a Mac G4

ATAPI DVD DH20A4P. The Mac sees the drive. It opens and closes it but it does not show any disc insterted in the drive

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I took the drive back to the store I gouht it from and it turned out that the drive was defective in the first place. They replaced it and all is well now. Thanks again

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I need driver for Hitachi GD2000 2X ATAPI/E IDE DVD-ROM Drive to complete a win7 install


You're not going to get an install then. If that is NOT an OEM Install disc, you might have to try another drive to do the install with. Most ATAPI/IDE Drives are run by the BIOS.

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The DVD drive in my new Aspire 7741z-4433 won't read any discs - CD or DVD


click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll down cd dvd rom drives if you see a yellow question mark? right click you will have options to update driver,roll back driver,or
select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall
Click start control panel administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question mark ? right click you will have options to update driver,roll back driver,or select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer
Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

SYSTEM

CurrentControlSet

Control

Class

{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak

If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer

Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.
Hope this helps

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My dvd drive is showing a blue screen as soon as i m ejecting the disc


your drivers may have been corrupted or you might have a virus run your antivrus program
you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd-rom then plug them back in this should activate the found new hardware wizard or
you might have to uninstall then reinstall your DVD/CD or uninstall the driver then reinstall for this device
click start control panel admistrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd dvd rom drives right click you will see options to update driver,roll back driver,or
select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall
make sure that the cd-dvd burner is getting enough power test all leads that are attached to the dvd burner including electical extensions and make sure they have a secure connection or just replace them there might be bad/faulty or

if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem
Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

SYSTEM

CurrentControlSet

Control

Class

{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak
If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer

Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.




hope this helps

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I just plugged in the new drive. It won't open.


from the manual :
Manual Updates
LaCie is constantly striving to give you the most up-to-date, comprehensive User’s Manuals available on the market. It is our
goal to provide you with a friendly, easy-to-use format that will help you quickly install and utilize the many functions of your
new device.
If your manual does not reflect the configurations of the product that you purchased, please check our Web site for the most
current version available.
Troubleshooting
page 26 LaCie Slim DVD±RW USB 2.0 Drive User’s Manual
The Issue
The drive is not
recognized.
Questions to Ask
Is the drive’s power on?
Does an icon for the drive appear
on the computer (On a Mac a CDROM
must be inserted in the drive)?
Are all of the cables connected
securely and correctly?
Are both ends of the USB 2.0 cable
connected and properly seated?
Possible Solutions
Check to see that all of the power cords are properly
connected and that the switch on the rear of the drive is
turned on. If you are using a surge protector, make sure that
it is switched on, too.
Check for an icon on the Desktop (on a Mac) or in My
Computer (on a PC).
Make sure that all the steps in section 2. Getting Connected
have been followed correctly. Examine the connections
carefully to ensure that all the cables are inserted in the
correct orientation and in the correct location.
Check both ends of the USB 2.0 cable. Disconnect them, wait
10 seconds, and reconnect them. If the drive is still not
recognized, restart your computer and try again.
The Issue
The drive is not
recognized.
Questions to Ask
Is there a conflict with other device
drivers or extensions?
Possible Solutions
Mac OS 9.x Users: If your LaCie drive is not being
recognized by the recording software, you may be
experiencing an extension conflict between the software and
iTunes or Disc Burner. There are two possible solutions to this
problem.
If you do not plan on using iTunes or Disc Burner, follow these
steps:
1) From the Apple Menu, go to Control Panels and open the
Extensions Manager.
2) Scroll down to the Extensions folder and disable (uncheck)
the USB Authoring Support and the FireWire Authoring
Support.
3) Click on the Restart button to restart your computer.
4) Launch the recording software again, and check to see if it
recognizes the drive now.
If you plan on using both the recording software and iTunes
or Disc Burner, you may want to create a separate Extension
Set for the recording software.
1) From the Apple Menu, go to Control Panels and open the
Extensions Manager.
2) Press the Duplicate Set button.
3) Give the new Extension set a name, such as Writing.
4) Scroll down to the Extensions folder, and disable (uncheck)
the USB Authoring Support and the FireWire Authoring
Support.
5) Click on the Restart button to restart your computer.
Now when you want to use this set, simply go back into
Extensions Manager, and from the pull-down menu from
Selected Sets:, choose your new Extension set.

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I've just bought one of these for a Mac G4 running


You need to locate a piece of software called Patchburn - but I think that might be difficult now.
This particular vintage mac only worked with the drive that was in it. in order to use a different drive you had to patch the system so that the new drive would be recognised as a burner - that said, it should just work as a player/CD-ROM.
The later Macs didn't have this problem and you could stick a drive in and it would be recognised straight away as a burner. I recently put a LG drive (with lightscribe) into a G5 mac and it worked straight away as a burner/player but I did have to install the lightscribe software.

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DVD Rom dont`t writen DVD+RW


because ROM means read only memory and RW means read and write if u want"s to write DVD so change ur DVD-ROM into DVD+RW.

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Sony DVD RW DW-31A stopped writing and not recognising CD in tray


are u copying the disc on the fly i mean directly from dvd rom to dvd rw it sometimes generate this error when reading drive stops giving data due to some error and suddenly bcoz of that the writing drive leavve the session un closed and give an error the solution is first copy ur disc on the hard drive and then copy it on another disc on the fly copying is not safe otherwise also try this

pls try to clean the lens of the drive as follows

due to dusty environment and excessive use lens gets dusty and then have problems in reading or writing dvd 's and cd's

open the dvd tray u can see that shiny eye like thing try cleaning th lens gently in round movement with a tissue paper or very soft cloth used to clean lcd screens or cotton bud good quality see if it works , other wise ur DVD drive lens got weak from use now adays service centers are getting tons of them everyday for replacements

u can try that software thing as well but i dont think it will solve ur problem

pls do rate me FIXYA if i fixed what u wanted

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Error with LG ATAPI DVD DH20A4H


I'm a novice, but had the same problem. I followed the manufacturer's advise and went into the Registry and changed the "drive type" to a "1" instead of the "3" that was listed. Apparently, a "3" indicates that the drive is only capable of reding discs. Changing the value to a "1" or "2" enables Windows to viw the drive as a recordable drive. Hope this helps.

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Cannor Read DVDs


I have a similar issue to you, except that my dvd drive will only recognize a disc if I have booted up into windows with it in the tray...once in windows it will still think it has the first disc in no matter what disc i insert. If i boot up with no disc then it will never read it unless I follow the steps below.

A solution I found by pure frustration and trying all sorts of things is to eject the DVD tray and leave it opened, then right click on the dvd drive in 'my computer' and select the 'hardware' tab...then select the drive and click 'properties'.
A new window should open. Select 'volumes' and click 'populate'. Now close the window and insert the disc you wish to read, close the tray and repeat this process. Windows should now recognize the disc you inserted

Alot of trouble I know, but it works for me. Hope this helps.

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