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LG-8164b?

Discussion in 'DVD-ROM drives' started by 1773, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. 1773

    1773 Regular member

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    can the LG-8164b be installed on any computer?

    and is there a way u don't have to isntall it by putting it into ur computer, but jsut like making it external by conecting a usb to it and the computer so its installed easy?
     
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    yeah it will work with a usb enclosure, no problem
     
  3. Ripper

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    Firstly, yes, most likely. You may want to cross reference the specs of your pc against those required by the burner to be sure, but for the most part you will be fine.

    Secondly, yes, as monteca stated, you can buy USB/FireWire enclosures to put your drive(s) in. That works just dandy ;)

    Any questions, just ask.
     
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    were can i buy the usb? and where is the usb port in the drive where i connect it to????
     
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    Ok, so if you're in the US, buy one here. If uk, buy here.

    How it works, is this..

    Inside the enclosure are IDE cables/connectors which you connect the drive up to.
    Then, it goes form the enclosure to a USB port on your PC/laptop.

    Simple as =]
     
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    ok thx, so the IDE cables/connectors and the usb cable and everything comes with it rite?

    and i am in canada where do i buy for cheapeast?
     
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    Yes, it comes with it.

    And I'd say NewEgg was your best bet as I beleive they ship to Canada too. You may want to see if any canadians have any light to shed on that matter..
     
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    ok thx so it does come with the usb cord:)
     
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    Yeah, that's part of the enclosure.
     
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    well, newegg does not ship to canada. what would be the cheapest place to get this drive that ships to canada?
     
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    well there was a rumor that newegg was guna ship internationally but its not gonig to happen.

    so where would the cheapest place to buy the drive?
     
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    I'm not sure about canadian shops.. you'd have to ask someone else..

    ddp is from Canada (he's the only canadian I know of off the top of my head) so maybe PM him about it or something :)

    Sorry.
     
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    so Ripper just to make it clear to me. when i order the LG-8164b, it comes with all the wires and enclosure usb thing?

    like this is wut u said in an earlier post: Inside the enclosure are IDE cables/connectors which you connect the drive up to.
    Then, it goes form the enclosure to a USB port on your PC/laptop.


    do i get all of that stuff when i order my LG-8164b??
     
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    No, you have to buy the enclosure seperate to the drive, unles you're buying an external drive, as oposed to an internal drive and an enclosure.

     
  15. crashiee

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    hey i was also woudnering about the LG-8164 enclosure? where could i get it?
     
  16. janrocks

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    For gods sake.. It's not a specific LG enclosure..!!

    Any external usb housing which is physically the right size will do. They cost around £16 and are available from just about any computer parts supplier.
    The shop down the road from you probably has them in stock.. or they can order one for you.

    strewth.. has nobody ever heard of google??? http://www.directusbstore.co.uk/cnb...&op=catalogue-products-null&prodCategoryID=22
    1 - 10 of about 2,060,000 for usb enclosure. (0.12 seconds)
    Really hard to find ain't they.
     
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    What she said ^^

    I'm not giving any further help on this topic to either of you, as it is pretty simple really. Work it out.

    Jeez, I even got a PM off 7331 asking if everything "came with it". FFS
     
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    ok i connected it to my computer by the usb and ac adapter, there is a problem thoe, when it detects the device after it says probrlem during installation hardware mite not work properly. i cannot get this to install. help me out please!!!!!

    update: i got it to connect somtimes and it installs it, but when i put an original wii game in there it freezes and then the drive is like uninstalled. and i do have .net Framework 2.0 installed
     
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    sorry for the double post but have to keep updated:

    i changed it to master, and the computer still does not reconize the drive
     
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    1773, what are the specs on your computer including if you have usb2?
     

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