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DVD-RAM stopped recognising DVD-RAM discs

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Carolin Bauer, Sep 8, 2004.

  1. Dear all,
    I have a problem with my LG DVD-RAM drive model GSA-4040B
    which I cannot resolve ... about 6 months ago I bought the drive,
    installed it and everything worked fine. But last week the drive
    started causing problems without any sort of warning and no obvious
    reason. All the sudden it does not recognise DVD-RAMs anymore .... and
    comes up with the error message "Please insert a disc into drive:"
    when you click on the drive in Explorer. I have tried uninstalling the
    driver and re-installing it but that did not change anything. The
    drive still seems to be able to read and write CDs + DVDs. I do not
    understand why this happend. No additional software/hardward has been
    installed that may have interfered with anything. Currently my data is
    locked up on those DVD-RAMs and I have no means of accessing or
    recovering it. Can anyone help with this please. I really do not want
    to buy a new drive just to get my data back. Any suggestions would be
    greatly appreciated .....

    Thank you
    Carolin Bauer, Sep 8, 2004
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  2. Carolin Bauer

    DaveW Guest

    Sounds like the drive has failed. Possibly time for a replacement :(
    DaveW, Sep 9, 2004
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  3. Carolin Bauer

    catougn Guest

    The same happened with my GSA-4081B drive.After refusing to read my
    DVD-RAMs disks stopped writing DVDs and I took it back to the shop
    where I bought it.They checked it and agreed to replace it probably
    next week. I suggest you do the same.Give it to the shop where you
    bought it. It's still under guarantee.You don't need to buy a new
    catougn, Sep 9, 2004
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