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LG GSA.4040B doesn't recognize DVD's anymore , only CDs working

Hello, from long time ago I was using LG GSA-4040B under XP SP2 without aby problem burning CDs +-R, RW and DVDs +-RW but a few weeks ago mi drive unrecognize DVDs of any kind giving an empty root explorer window when I tried to open meanwhile CDs continue working well ... I have no error msg when a DVD its introduced but nothing happen .. I tried removing the XP drivers , updating to Service pack 3 and updating the LG firmware from A112 to A113 and tested the dirve in another XP PC but nothing changed ,,, Do you have any idea to continue investigating the problem ? any diagnostic tool ?? The 4040B unit have more than 3 years working with more than 150 cd/dvd's burned , its possible any optical problem afecting just only the DVD area ?? Tks 4 your help ... Dany

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  • dany666 Jun 02, 2008

    unfortunately either DVD (previously burned by this unit) or any other old title (orginal) that worked in the past , now its unrecognized by the unit without any associated error msg, just a blank root when you explore the unit using XP explorer. Thanks anyway trying to figure out my problem ..Dany

  • dany666 Oct 08, 2008

    unafortunately my GSA4040 its unable to read ANY DVD (including those burned by itself in the past) so my conclusion its that any swithc between CDs DVDs could be failing because GSA4040 its able to burn and read any CD ... tks anyway its a useful information

  • drobich Jan 03, 2009

    my gsa 4040b always use to work with dvd's now will not recognise dvd's at all, but works well with cd's...

    can you help?



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Sounds simple
in the world the cd dvd creaters are using a new format of cd dvd making old players obsolite due to piracy these new cd dvds are becoming a pain a way they make you go out and purchase new players with updated formats

i found this out a few months ago when i bought a dvd from store it wouldnt work in a 7 month old dvd player so i got to thinking about it put in older cd that worked did a little investigating i want to know why new cd dvds werent working low and behold i found a tech site for the cd dvd compile build formats there it was piracy is getting knocked out by new cd dvd format this is so you cant copy direct to or from disks

if your older disks worked in drive and older disks burned in drive 9 out of 10 the problem lies with in new disks and what i explained up top
i hope this help you in your quest

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