I have lg dvd combo 4522B. It worked fine for 4 months after purchasing it. After that it refused to read DVD. But it reads CD and CD-RW. I can burn CD and CD-RW. The only problem is it does not read DVD. Very Rarely it reads some DVD. When i put the dvd on the drive it tries to read (LED blinks)the dvd but after some seconds, LED stops blinking. If i open cd drive on my computer it is empty.
I tried to uninstall cd driver in device manager.
I tried to reinstall XP.
I tried different types of DVD.
I tried the DVD drive with my friend's machine.
Please help me.........
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There are separate lasers for CD reading, and for DVD reading. This is why it is possible to have a drive that reads only CDs but not DVDs, or the other way around. And your particular combo unit seems to have a lot of these problems.
Since the drive doesn't work it's almost definitely a problem with the drive itself (I'm assuming that there is nothing wrong with the discs you tried to read).
If that drive is still covered by a warranty period, send it back for repairs. Otherwise, I can't see the harm in trying to tinker with it yourself as the DVD portion of it is dead anyways.
Ummm, on a side note...CompUSA is going out of business and they are selling things cheap. I got a DVD lightscribe burner for $40...booyah!
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h!, above is the model type of my combo drive dvd. It does not work
anymore, it only reads a cd format but not dvd..can you pls help me
with this..my personal email address hpbi[email protected] pls send me ur answer to my problem..tnx
Hi, i have LG GCC4522B CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive and my problem is that i could open & play CDs. However when i insert DVD the drive doesn't detect the DVD and it shows no DVD in drive or blank. I checked the region setting which is 1. Is it the problem of region setting if so is there any solution for this. Expecting your valuable solution in this regard. Thanks Moses
Some models of PIONEER cd players had radio frequency problems that caused them to work on and off. Are you near any radio or braodcast towers? Poorly shielded power supplies cause this as well. A weak laser diode in the pick-up assembly in model runs could be the problem. You might want to Google the model number and see if this is common for these units.