Question about LG (GDR-8162BI) (GDR8162BI) Internal DVD Drive

1 Answer

My LG DVD Writer can read cd's only, it cannot read dvd's. I have tried cleaning the lense several times, it is no use, kindly help.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • LG Master
  • 27,725 Answers

Click start control panel,administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll to cd/dvd rom drives right click properties then properties again then tick enable cd digital cd audio for this cd rom device or scroll to dvd regions select the no _ for your specific area

hope this helps

Posted on Mar 15, 2011

  • Brian Sullivan
    Brian Sullivan Mar 15, 2011

    you might have to do it a couple of times to get your computer to register the change


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

The DVD Writer will not read the disc. It just keeps popping the disc out that I want to burn images on.

The only thing I can suggest is to first clean the lenses then try a different brand of media.

Feb 10, 2014 | LG Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Reading and writing problem

Hi nveerapa2008
Your device is defective , unless you are not using the correct software .
Best regards ,
fanaudi .

Aug 20, 2011 | LG GH22NS50 22X DVDRW SATA Drive OEM...

1 Answer

My LG DVD Writer is not reading any disk when i am inserting the disk in Drive. IT stops blinking also.

Hello Ammit,

It seems that the lens of the DVD writer is not working properly. Please try to clean the lens of the DVD writer with help of CD/DVD lens cleaner disc. The lens cleaner disc is easily available in market. After cleaning the lens try to run the CD/DVD again

May 08, 2011 | LG (GSA-H42NK) Burner

1 Answer

My 8xdvd writer is not read the cd & dvd .tell me what does it actual problem. and how to resolve it

install power dvd and try
if not working,,
clean dvd lense using lense cleaner and try
if not working,,
contact service centere

please letme know this helpful

Feb 04, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Not reading all kinds of disc sony and benq cdrw

If your CD/DVD writer is not reading disks at all then there is problem in your drive's lens.
To fix it you have to open the writer and clean the lens .
If you don't want to clean the lens manually then there is a disk called "CD lens cleaner" available in the market , buy it and insert the disk into your drive.
This will automatically clean the lens
But if you want to do it yourself then please follow the below steps.
First of all take out the CD/DVD writer out and remove all the screws and slide the cover to open it.
As you see the lens don't touch it with your finger but clean it with cotton cloth. After cleaning it place the cover and close it.
Now try any disk in it. If it works then you are done.

But if it is not reading the disks then you have to change it.

Hope the above information is helpful to you.
Thanks for using fixya

Nov 30, 2010 | LG GH22LS50 DVD-RAM Burner

1 Answer

The writer is not reading

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.

Jul 05, 2010 | LG GSA-H55N DVD-RAM Burner

1 Answer

L DVD WRITER DVD burning problem

You may try to clean you laser lens using cleansing Disk but if it wont help you. It should be echanged with LG.

Sep 28, 2009 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

SONY DVD RW DRU-830A "d:\ is not accessible. Incorrect Function."

generally d cd,dvd writer or cd,dvd player of SONY creates dis problem it is unable to read local disks due to high sensitivity of dere lenses...
i hv seen in many cd,dvd writers havin dis type of problems...
it can not made....
but i would prefer u to use LG cd,dvd writer which is capable of readin all local or orignal disks..

Jun 16, 2008 | Sony (DRU720A) DVD±RW Dual Layer...

2 Answers

LG GSA-H55N Problem

There are 2 seperate lenses for CD's and DVD's, If you have had the drive for a while it is likely to be either 2 things.

1 - possible dust on DVD lens, try a lens cleaning disk..
2 - if 1 didnt work its likely the DVD lens is burnt out and you need to replace the drive..

However before replacing drive try downloading new firmware from LG site and then try once more..
Individual drives - the pioneer at £18.99 isd a great buy!

hope this helps

Dec 16, 2007 | LG GSA-2166D DVD RW Dual Layer Burner

Not finding what you are looking for?
LG (GDR-8162BI) (GDR8162BI) Internal DVD Drive Logo

Related Topics:

110 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top LG Computers & Internet Experts

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18392 Answers

Michael Vincent Cruz

Level 3 Expert

868 Answers

Are you a LG Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides