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After replacing my psu (was old and it shorted out) my LG CD-ROM GCR-8523B doesn't work. It has power but the computer doesn't recognize it..?

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It is possible that when psu shorted it shorted part of the mother board. Try going into device manager right on the cd-rom in the list and choose search for new hard ware in the drop down menu. If this doesn't work go back into device manager right click the cd-rom and uninstall the cd-rom and reboot the pc. If it does not auto find the cd-rom that way, the mother board is probably messed up. Oh yeah try unplugging the ribbon cable for the cd-rom from the mother board and plug it back in also.

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Where can I get free software download for LGGCR-8522B
on the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for
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also this link will provide you with many freeware and share drivers

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Aug 20, 2011 | LG GCR-8523B (GCR8523BKB) Internal 52x...

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Lost my driver LG GCR 8521B

Windows XP and Vista and 7 have "built-in" device-drivers to support all CD-ROM drives.

So, what's your _REAL_ problem? Did the CD-ROM "die"? If so, spend $40 to buy a new CD/DVD reader/writer.

Jan 23, 2011 | LG GCR 8521B Internal 52x CD-ROM Drive

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I need the drivers for w XP

im not sure what drivers you need here is a basic guide
open up control panel administrive tools computer management device manager you will see a host of devices installed on your computer
if you see any red x's or yellow ! question mark? this means that this device needs a driver
to add a driver right click select update driver

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Dec 09, 2010 | LG GCR 8523B Internal 52x CD-ROM Drive

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I disabled it from the Device Manager, how do I re-find it and re-enable it?

If you just disabled it, go back into Device Manager and it will automatically show with a large X over the icon of the disabled device. You most probably Uninstalled it in which case, a restart should let Windows auto detect it again. Go in Device Manager again to view and enable it if needed.

Dec 02, 2010 | LG GCR 8523B Internal 52x CD-ROM Drive

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Nov 16, 2010 | LG GCR 8523B Internal 52x CD-ROM Drive

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My lg gcr 8523b cdrom drive is not reading discs. when a dics is inserted green light blinks and cd rom makes a squeaking sound but after a moment it stops and doesn,t spins. what's the matter........


There are lots of possible reasons for this, but I will just try and give you a few troubleshootings

steps that you can try out.

The first one is that, your CD/DVD lens might have become weak, and therefore might need to be

changed, or if its just dirty, you might just need a lens cleaner.
The second reason is that, it might be that the CD you are trying to read is bad, dirty, or not

properly this case, you might need to clean the surface of the CD properly then re-insert it.

Also, you can try to upgade your RAM(Memory Card Sticks), especially if it is less than

1Gigabyte. (I've seen a case like this before, and that is why I'm adding it.

The third reason is that, your CD/DVD Drive might be having a conflict within the OS. What I

would suggest in this case is that, Power up your system, then when the system boots, just right

click on my computer, then properties, then select the hardwares tab, then click on device

When you get to device manager page, try and locate DVD/CDrom Drives, then click on it, if your

drive is there, then just right-click on it, and select uninstall, and after this, on that same page,

click on 'Actions', and select "Scan for hardware changes". But if its not there. Just click on the

"Actions, and Then select "Scan for hardware changes".

This should automatically place your CD/DVD drive back inside your My Computer page. After

this, try the CD or DVD again.
Hope this helps you out.
Goodluck and Thanks for using fixya!

Nov 12, 2010 | LG GCR 8523B Internal 52x CD-ROM Drive

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My computer does not see DVD- and CD-Rom. What could it be?

first go to my computer/properties/hardware/device manager
then disable the drives & again go and rescan for hardware changes.then enable them again & restart your computer

Aug 11, 2010 | LG GCR 8523B Internal 52x CD-ROM Drive

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that lg dvd doesnot need any driver to be downloaded, drivers for it are provided with windows system

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