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  • Lg hl-dt-st dvd ram gsa -h55n ata device not detecting any dvds

    HI FRIENDS
    this is my last try before i throw away this drive(seriously and literally!!!!!!)

    SO HERE THE INFO
    device name-HL-DT-ST DVD RAM GSA -H55N ATA DEVICE (from device manager)
    os- win 7 ultimate 32bit
    processor and ram- intel core 2 duo with 2 gigs ddr3 ram
    all drivers are upto date i checked.

    THE PROBLEM STATEMENT
    not detecting any dvds whether it be company burned(eg. intel driver dvd, dvds from digit, pc world etc.) OR
    the dvds burned on other drives on other pc OR the dvd burned by same drive earlier.

    A LITTLE DETAIL
    bought this drive in 2007. was using win xp then switched to win 7 ultimate 3 yrs back on the same build.
    so the problems start after some six months. the dvds were just rotating inside with the green light blinking
    for some 15min then the drive goes silent. when prompted to open the dvd in my computer, the sysytem hangs and
    only comes back to normal after you eject the disc manually by pressing the button.
    same problem with win 7.
    first it started with company burned dvds,then progressed to other pc burned dvds , further now no dvds burned from
    the same drive.
    PLS NOTE- the cd part is perfectly fine. u throw any cd at it it will detect and play with no lag.
    so now its just like a cd drive not a dvd drive.

    PRESENT SITUATION
    the dvd rorates for one min, the light blinks, then everything is super silent. on prompting via my computer its hangs
    or gives error msg- pls insert disc in the drive.

    DIFFERENT METHODS TRIED
    1. cleared upper filters and lower filters from registry not working.
    2. updated the driver, flashed the drive many times not working.
    3. installed Nero , no change.
    4. checked cables, all intact.
    5. tried dvds which worked perfectly before, no detection just blinking lights.
    6. uninstalled and reinstalled the drive many times.

    so any opinions guyssss....

  • #2
    A brand new, faster, drive will cost you between $15 and $20.
    For this price it doesn't make any sense trying to fix the 8 year old unit.

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