When pc is first turned on lights on cd rewriter come on but does not show up on control panel when I search for new hardware it can not be found
when i first bought my lg dvd / cd rom drive gcc h23n i can play any kinds of dvd but no i can longer play any dvd. when i insert my dvd nothing happens, but if i insert cd, vcd and mp3 it works please help me
If not reading DVD is a pattern (it won;t read ANY DVD, no matter if it's a burned one or an original movie) then the lens is dead. I'm afraid you'll have to go get a new one (new drives are very cheap, usually around 25-30$)
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Unless you are running a very old version of windows, your CD-ROM should be automatically detected and drive installed upon startup. Check your BIOS settings and make sure there are no conflicts there.
Combo drives have 2 lasers inside of them. An IR laser to read CD/VCD and a red laser to read DVD. It sounds like your laser to read DVD discs is dirty or has developed a fault. A replacement drive would be your best option as they are now very cheap and it will resolve the issue quickly.
Hope this helps,
Try to open the device, and clean with some medicinal alcohol the lens of the drive, and clean the dust from it.
Assemble it and see if it works. In this cases there is a high opportunity for the client to make an upgrade and buy a DVD-RW
THEN U NEED A DECODER OR INSTALL A DVD RW..U HAVE ONLY A CD-ROM THERE 4 IT ONLY RECOGNIZES CD'S U CAN C IF YOUR SYSTEM IS ELIGIBLE 4 A DVD PROGRAM BY GOING TO WINDOWS SUPPORT FOR MEDIA OR JUST CLICK ON YOUR MEDIA PLAYER N HIT UPGRADE IF U HAVE MEDIA PLAYER 10 OR LOWER..
Make sure (ide) if the jumpers are set correctly ie master - slave - cable select Some time you need the BIOS to detect the drive and it's position like secondary drive O set for AUTO Then if that is good, go to LG's site and look for the latest Firmware for your model under support-download and drivers And finally is it compatible with Vista..or what Operating System you are using. And finally get a laser lens cleaner and clean the player's lens. It looks like a cd with an eyelashes glue on it. kennsington makes them and several other companies. Barring all that a combo drive like your can be replace for $15-$20 pending where you shop. I do like the LG brand...don't like Lite-On but hey that is just me. hope this helps...please leave a rating. thanks