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Posted 28 March 2006 - 01:43 AM
Posted 28 March 2006 - 02:05 AM
"I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member." Groucho Marx
Posted 28 March 2006 - 08:44 AM
Edited by stevealmighty, 28 March 2006 - 01:01 PM.
Posted 30 March 2006 - 08:03 PM
Ok, strange happenings, but I think I may be onto something. Did as you and dc3 suggested, or tried to. It would not show up anywhere. But, let me back up a bit first. This morning, my external USB hard drive (I use it for back-ups) experienced the same thing. "This is wierd", I thought. Same error, and everything.
Try doing as dc3 said and uninstall/reinstall the drive. Seeing as you said that it won't show up as a drive in control panel....does that mean that you went to device manager and it wasn't recognized? Go to Start>settings>control panel then open up "System". Click on the Hardware tab then click on "device manager". Is the drive listed under "DVD/CD drives"? If it is, then right click on it and click "uninstall". Now, turn off your computer and check to make sure that all the cables that lead to and from your dvd drive are plugged in all the way (correctly). Turn your computer back on. It should be picked up as new hardware/new device found and windows should install it as the vast majority of drives out today are plug and play compatible, and the manufactures recomend against "updating" drivers.
If this doesn't work, check the LG website and look for firmware updates for your model drive. I used to have to update the firmware on an old drive that I had so that it would burn DVD's at 2.4x (yes, it was REALLY old!).
First thing I would do is if it's under warranty of any type, I'd call the place you bought it from and get tech support on the line.
Hope it helps!
EDIT: I just remembered: if none of this works, try plugging it into a usb port (or firewire port) that it has never been plugged into before. It's weird, but it might work. Windows should recognize it as new hardware and reinstall it, which should fix the problem. I had the same thing happen to me with a usb headset with microphone. It stopped working in the same usb port that I always plugged it into. So I tried a different port, and it worked fine......go figure. Not sure why it did that, but it did, and using a different usb port fixed it. Hope it helps!
Posted 30 March 2006 - 08:36 PM
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