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Not reading any disc

I have the lg-gsa4160b installed in my pc recentley it has started to not read any disks and is showing as a cd drive and not a dvd drive

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  • ogilviejames Jun 22, 2008

    using windows xp/ tried downloading driver still nothing happening!!

  • Anonymous Jul 14, 2008

    i had installed lg dvd writer in my cpu. its show on my computer. but when i put a cd or dvd disc in dvd writer it asking please insert disc. in 2003 operating system. in xp operating system it doesn't show any data. i also change ide cable. please solve my problem

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Loss of driver, just reinstall supplied driver, if using VISTA go to LG site and get current driver.

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

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Hello,
Just click on the link http://support.microsoft.com/mats/cd_dvd_drive_problems/en-us
and also click on NOW RUN from right side box. It will automatically give youthe message, well or bad.
If the problem with the lens, you should try cleaningthe lens,with disk cleaner, it's already gone bad and there is no harm to take a risk to open ordisassemble the dvd/cd rw,click on the bellow link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaiTJYHQCCg
  1. When running your pc, open the drawer.>
  2. clean the optical lance
  3. http://www.howtodothings.com/computers/a3631-how-to-clean-a-cd-rom-drive.html
  1. now you can fit to your pc
If it does the same problemplease change the cd/dvd rw because the lance has defected. If you need more information, reply me soon.
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I put in a blank cd and I cannot burn it because in my computer it shows that there is no cd inserted


Here you go...I hope this works for you....
CD/DVD Is Not Recognized
spacer.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif Many times, after inserting a disc into the CD or DVD drive, the disc is not recognized by that drive. CD-read and DVD-read issues can be caused by many sources. Perform the procedures presented in this General Computer Advice article when troubleshooting CD-read and DVD-read issues.

Begin with the first procedure and continue through the list. Try using the CD or DVD after each procedure is completed. For any procedure that requires changing current system settings, record the original settings before completing the procedure.
  1. Verify that the correct disc (CD/DVD) is used when prompted to insert the disc.
  2. For programs on DVD, verify that the drive containing the DVD is a DVD drive and not a CD-ROM drive. Most DVD drives will haveDVD printed on the front of the drive. For programs on DVD, consider the following:
  • DVD drives can read both DVD's and CD's.
  • CD-ROM drives can read only CD's.
  1. If multiple disc drives (e.g., CD-ROM and CD-RW, or DVD and DVD-RW, or CD-ROM and DVD-RW, etc.) exist on the computer that can read the disc (refer to the items under Step 2), insert the CD or DVD into the other drive and try the program again.
  2. If you are attempting to install a program and the installation does not begin after inserting the CD/DVD into the proper drive, refer to the program's instructions for the installation procedure.
  3. Clean the CD/DVD in the following manner:
  1. Place a small amount of nonabrasive liquid soap on the shiny side of the CD/DVD.
  2. Using your fingertips and warm water, gently rub the soap on the CD/DVD in a circular motion.
  3. Rinse the CD/DVD thoroughly and dry it using a clean, soft T-shirt or lint-free towel. (Do not use paper towels or tissue paper.)
  1. Try to use a different CD or DVD in the drive to see if that disc can be read.
  2. If possible, insert the problem CD or DVD into the DVD or CD drive of another computer to see if the issue persists.

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2nd step; Install a dvd coder/decoder software, try Power DVD player software it has a trial version
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When burning DVDs professional companies that make prerecorded disks burn their disk at low speeds in an effort to achieve both compatibility and low errors, that is the reason their DVDs play on most DVD-ROMs. However DVDs me and you burn at home and work at high speeds are prone to errors and incompatibility with low reading speed drives.

As a result if your DVD-ROM has a low maximum reading speed then it can only read those prerecorded DVDs and only DVDs recorded at low speeds provided thre are not scratched.

I believe you managed to read those DVD movies if they were pre recorded.

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