20 Most Recent Hitachi LG GSA-4120 DVD+-RW/RAM 12x Burner W/ Dual Layer Support (GSA4120) Burner Questions & Answers


Foam ring came out of cd drive


if it was sitting on top of the disk.
it must have been attached to the top-underside of the dvd drive.
this would usually act as padding or a buffer.
the only way, is to open up the drive, and re-fix or glue to the centre of the drive lid/top.
heres your only other option:-
If the front drawer is removable, or detachable. cut a piece of double-sided sticky tape. to the exact shape of the foam ( washer ) we,ll call it. stick to the washer. remove the other side of tape. place the washer on the centre of an old CD. manually eject the cd drawer ( Powered Off )
place the sticky sided washer on the centre of The CD. and place in the drawer. use a spatula or thin Knife, under the CD. to lever the cd, and sticky washer, back to the ceiling/roof of the drive. where it came from.
ensure it,s central. This is just a suggested Thought. And will require some thought before attempting it.

Mike @ Compurepair.
7/16/2012 11:27:22 PM • Hitachi LG... • Answered on Jul 16, 2012

Cant read or burn dual

the laser is probably dead.only solution is to replace them.
5/2/2011 10:17:46 AM • Hitachi LG... • Answered on May 02, 2011

Hello , i have this

Hi Iuly,

    • Download and install CCleaner (free) from Piriform

    • Run the cleaner to remove old un-needed temp files

    • Select the StartUp tab and look for any programs that you know you installed but no longer use or need, and disable them. Caution, do not disable any system files unless you absolutely know what they do and that you do not need them.

    • Run the Registry cleaner, when asked if you want to backup the registry, select YES, and save to a file you will remember just in case. I have used this program hundreds of time on many different system and it has never caused a problem, but you want to be safe, backup the Registry.

    • If asked about a particular file that it wants to clean, select "yes to all"

    • Reboot

Windows should reinstall the drive when the computer boots back up.

If this does not resolve your problem, try the following.

If you take all these step and you still can not burn a DVD, chances are your DVD burner componet needs to be replaced. Good Luck.

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12/30/2010 10:42:29 AM • Hitachi LG... • Answered on Dec 30, 2010

I need the link where i can find my Hitachi-LG

I find in one of the Cable compny the pinout configuration and the EIDE pinout configuration.
to boulit a cable is very simple if you have all the data.
AnyWay Thank you


6/19/2009 9:43:38 AM • Hitachi LG... • Answered on Jun 19, 2009

I have Hitachi-LG GCC-4240N need the 68 pin

use standard,...
6/18/2009 8:25:40 AM • Hitachi LG... • Answered on Jun 18, 2009

My son inadverdently uninstalled a

the only advice is that click on Start, right click on My Computer, click on Proporties, click on the Hardware tab on the System Properties, click on Device Manager, click on the DVD/CD-ROM drives if its there. if its not there, make sure your dvd drive is connected to the USB or plugged in Internally, click on Scan for hardware changes. thats all i can say. i dont really have that drive. i have the GSA-H21N. i am young and i remembered when i accidently did that to the keyboard. so i figured out how to do stuff like this.
4/29/2009 5:13:28 AM • Hitachi LG... • Answered on Apr 29, 2009

Region Selection

You cannot change the region code again after 5 times of changing even if you move it to a new computer or install a new OS on your computer, I recommend buying a new DVD Drive to access full functionability and no restrictions.
1/18/2009 6:23:46 AM • Hitachi LG... • Answered on Jan 18, 2009

Need drivers for hitachi model gsa-h21n dvd burner

drivers are not needed in order to cd to work, but this problem has aleazrdy been registered.
you shoul click on START, RUN, and type "regedit"
then search in the tree the branch
in this, remove the Upperfilters & Lowerfilters values.
reboot, it should work
if really not working after that, download and install the firmware update you can download at http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/FIRMWARE/LG/LG-GSA-H21N-Firmware-A03.shtml
12/31/2008 10:31:20 PM • Hitachi LG... • Answered on Dec 31, 2008


I just posted a reply to another message that is almost the same. Could be you. It is the foam pad ring from a new CD or DVD spindle that was stuck on a disc that you put in and missed it. It does not go back in the drive. It goes in the trash.
The ring is used hold the discs solidly on new retail spindle. The noise was the drive strugging with an unbalanced disc.

If you caught it right away and nothing hit the laser or lens you are ok. Try reading or burning another disc.

12/27/2008 10:24:12 AM • Hitachi LG... • Answered on Dec 27, 2008

Its actually a hitachi-lg dvd writable/cd rw drive gsa h21n

you need to install either some 3rd party software i.e. powerdvd or go to this page and download the dvd decoder for media player http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/plugins.aspx
9/26/2008 5:44:30 AM • Hitachi LG... • Answered on Sep 26, 2008

Hitachi LG GSA-4120B

here's how, you have to oppen that computer, take that cd drive out, dismantle it, and personally clean the lens, duat must have collected on the lens for the long years of not usin it, if you are currently online we'll do the dismantling and cleaning together, contact me e-mail: [email protected] mobile phone: +639152192626.
12/30/2007 7:53:56 AM • Hitachi LG... • Answered on Dec 30, 2007

HL-DT-ST-DVD-RWGRA-4120B cannot burn

Drive might be dead. Try another drive to eliminate the drive as being the problem. Also try DeepBurn writer software.
2/13/2007 12:50:03 AM • Hitachi LG... • Answered on Feb 13, 2007
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