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My LG GSA-2164D reads and writes DVD but will not recognise CD's. Up until a few months ago it would read but not write CD's; but now it won't even recognise when a CD is in it. It gives an error message that there is no disk. I have used a multimedia lens cleaner but this has had no effect. There are no settings that I can find in Windows XP that would be causing this. Is there anything I can do to get it working again?

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The burner is defective replace it.

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you may be having conflicts with usb devices. try temporarily removing all unnecessary devices from the usb ports. unplug and then plug the drive back in. you could try another port. if all ports are in use, then unplug another device, like the mouse and plug in to that port, then plug the mouse into the writers port. i had a similar problem with a wireless usb lan that stopped another device from being recognised. when i removed the lan and replugged the unrecognised device, windows recognised it. i obviously had to use the wireless lan, so i swapped that with the mouse and it worked.

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speed of source data is too slow = the hard disk cannot deliver the data fast enough and the burning process stops; this is a sign of a severely fragmented file system and very charged background processes: defragment your hard disk, stop using other programs when burning a disk and use 8X as a recording speed.
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Hi, you can try a cleaning CD as writers are suseptable to dust; if this does'nt work it is probably a faulty laser and you will need to replace the writer.

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You most likely scratched the lens, which means the drive is a big paper weight now.
Sorry,
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