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try using different media ( non light scribe ) and second try using a program such as nero premium or easy media creator 9/10.Most of my dvd's have been successful with good quality especially with nero ultimate/premium

LG GSA-2166D DVD... | Answered on Mar 26, 2020


LG GSA-2166D DVD... | Answered on Apr 04, 2015

ERROR 43? Check your SATA connection.
(IE. Computer tries to install driver for BD burner, but ultimately fails, and gives the message. "Unsuccessful" and/or "Microsoft Windows stopped device. Error 43") The SATA CONNECTION on my BD burner's EXTERNAL CASE had gone bad.
TO TEST IT. I used a SATA/IDE to USB Adapter Cable I bought for about $10 on amazon.
  • I unscrewed the external case to get at the internal drive, and plugged the SATA adapter cable directly into the internal BD burner drive (bypassing the case assembly), and plugged the other end into my computer USB port.
    • PS My BD burner POWER was working OK, so I left the big white 4pin power adapter connected to the original external case.

VOILA! Both my laptop and my desktop PC recognized the LG BD burner again and assigned it a drive letter (like it used to do).

  • Now I either need to (1) Buy a NEW EXTERNAL case ($10 - $30), (2) install it as an internal drive (could get problematic if "ANYDVD" is installed) or (3) just leave it connected via the cheap adapter cable.
It's super EASY (& inexpensive) to TEST this before spending $$$$ on a new equipment.
Hope this helps someone. It had me miffed for a while there.

LG GSA-2166D DVD... | Answered on Feb 05, 2015

Firstly the ide controllers you mention are only for internal devices like you hardrive and internal dvd writers, not usb peripherals. If you have service pack 2 on your system there should be no problem it could be that your usb port is faulting. You can locate the drivers that are on your girlfriends pc, they will be exactly in the location that you have typed in your post and copy them to a disc and paste them into your windows operating system in the same folder eg C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS and the other mentioned driver to see if it works. If not try another usb port or go to My computer>right click>properties>hardware tab>device manager and at the bottom of the list you will see everything to do with your usb port controllers. Right click on each controller and select uninstal and then restart your pc, the drivers that you put on your system should then automatically load when your pc finds the usb controllers again on start up.

LG GSA-2166D DVD... | Answered on Mar 26, 2013

You shouldn't need one. These drives are usually generic, the bios on your PC should find it and display it as an extra drive.

Assuming its connected and powered up, also assuming you're using windows, just click on "My Computer" you should find it there, probably listed as D, E or F drive.

LG GSA-2166D DVD... | Answered on Jul 15, 2011

Greetings... I think your having a problem with your hardware DVD R/W.
based on your observation...
1) The dvd rom drive is detected on your windows xp and by pushing open/close button still working... " this indicate that the power and SATA / IDE cable was properly connected.
2) And you've said "NOT SPINNING".... "means you have undergo testing by touching or listening DVDrom drive while the disk was inside after closing the disk tray which is right"

Therefore your DVDrom drive was defective... you can also check by opening the metal cover to see if the disk was spinning and if the laser of optical lens released a red light.

LG GSA-2166D DVD... | Answered on Jul 13, 2011

Click start control panel administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question mark ? right click you will have options to update driver,roll back driver,or select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer
Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders







This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak

If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer

Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone. or
you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd then plug them back this should activate the found new hardware wizard or

you might have to uninstall then restart your computer then reinstall your DVD/CD then reinstall the driver for this device
if your computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it
click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll down cd dvdrom drives if you see a yellow question or exclamation mark?! or a red x right click you will need to update the driver or
select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver
hope this helps

LG GSA-2166D DVD... | Answered on Jun 26, 2011

Sounds like it might need a firmware update.

Here is the LG site for the Firmware.


Hope this helps.

If not send me a reply.

LG GSA-2166D DVD... | Answered on Dec 20, 2010

It could be a problem withthe lens, you should try cleaning the lens, it's already gone bad there is noharm in trying If you take a little riskcan solve . follow the instruction: Don'tpanic its very simply. 1. When running yourpc , open the drawer.> 2. switch off the acpower 3. remove powercable & sata or pata cable 4. remove all thescrew from the back side 5. press clip toopen the font panel 6. reverse thecd/dvd rw 7. just remove thecover 8. clean the optical lance 9. use a little( not much )oil place on two steel shaft 10.cover all the equipment 11.now you can fit to your pc Ifit does the same problem please change the cd/dvd rw because the lance hasdefected. Hopeit will help you. Don'tforgate to vote me.

LG GSA-2166D DVD... | Answered on Dec 01, 2010

try cleaning the lens carefully of your cd/dvd drive

LG GSA-2166D DVD... | Answered on Nov 13, 2010


Yes you can connect the LG GSA DVD RW to your netbook and it should work fine.
Install software like Nero burn or Lightscribe to burn DVDs.

You dont need drivers to connect or install the LG DVD as it is compatible to with netbook.

Thank you for contacting FixYa

LG GSA-2166D DVD... | Answered on Nov 10, 2010

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