Question about LG GSA-H42N 18xDVD+-R, 12xDVD-RAM, 10xDVD+-R, Dual Layer, OEM, Beige Burner
My dvd rw GSA-H42N can not detect any dvd blank or already written, But it can detect cds.when nothing is inserted windows describs it as a "cd drive" .And as dvd is inserted it takes atleast 1:30 mins start autoplay and after about a miniuts try there comes a message like the pic bellow depicts,and the dvd drive is gone from windows explorer,even the eject button of dvd drive wont work to eject the dvd,I have to power off my comp and again power it on to get the dvd out of the dvd drive.
my comp has --motherboard intel 945 chipset,nvdia geforce 7200 graphics card,intel duel core 1.66 ghz processor.
I have the same issue with the LG GSA-H20L and the LG GSA-42N, but mine was with TDK DVDs.
I contacted LG Support and they told me that TDK disks are not recommended for use with their DVD Burners.
I asked them if there were any others and they said no.
Going through my cupboard, I found Memorex Printable DVD-Rs that will burn OK.
I also tried Sony DVD+R and a generic brand, but they will not burn either.
I also found that these LG drives do not recognise Laser CD-R.
In short, for burning, try either Memorex, LG and some others, but don't try TDK, Sony or Laser.
The issue you have with playing DVDs may be because the DVD has been burnt on incompatible media.
Posted on Nov 27, 2008
Time to replace the drive.
A good source is newegg.com
Posted on Sep 01, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Review: LG GSA-H42N
Reviewed by: MegaDETH
Provided by: LG - USA
Firmware: RL00 and RL02
Manufactured: December 2006
The LG GSA-H42N internal IDE drive. LG's newest DVD burner incorporates DVD-RAM recording, creating a true DVD Multi drive. Single layer 4.7GB DVD burning is supported at 18X max. Double Layer and Dual Layer Recording speed is 10X max. DVD Rewriteable speeds are 8X max for DVD+RW and 6X max for DVD-RW respectively. DVD-RAM recording is supported at 12X max. Very fast 48X max CD-R burning and 32X max CD-RW.
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