Question about LG GCC4522B CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive
You can try to clean the lens with some lens cleaners that are available almost anywhere. But it's most likely that the DVD laser is no longer working. (there are different lasers for DVD and CD just to let you know...) With DVD combo drives going down so fast in price, it might be better to just upgrade to a DVD combo lightscribe burner. (I paid $40 for one last week)
Posted on Mar 28, 2007
I HAD same exact problems, not reading dvds, i updated firmwares 1.02, then 1.03 and no change, was replaced inside the warranty twice. no change, so conclusion: STAW AWAY FROM IT!!
Posted on Apr 15, 2008
SOURCE: my dvd combo does not read dvd
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!
Posted on Mar 26, 2007
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