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LG Super Multi DVD Writer GSA-4040B won't burn DVDs!

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by williamb, Oct 16, 2004.

  1. williamb

    williamb Member

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    I reformatted my PC and on Windows XP Pro. After that, the LG GSA-4040B won't burn DVDs! It can play DVDs and CDs and write CDs but it won't burn DVDs. Every program I have tried (Nero, CopytoDVD) all freeze after caching the files. I know it is not the DVD, I have tried many. I tried putting the new firmware on the drive. I followed all the directions, set it up as master with nothing else connected to the IDE. THe program just said Updating was failed. Please repeat that. (Error data = 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 . Help, I have tried uninstalling the drive from the device manager but nothing works. Thanks in advance guys, I hope I gave enough info.
     
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    I have downloaded the latest ASPI, but for some damn reason I can't get the firmware to update! I'm thinking of bringing the drive back to Futureshop and getting a new one.
     
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    If the size of the source DVD is greater than 4.26GB, you won't be able to burn the DVD. You will have to reauthor it and then burn it.

    I have one. It works greatly except it eats premium blank DVD discs.
     
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    I have the same problem. ( I have the same make & model drive)

    Before I formatted the PC, it could burn CD's & DVD's. But now, it will only burn DVD RW and CD's.

    The firm ware is up to scratch, but I keep getting Reset Occured when trying to burn DVD's.

    I find it strange that it will burn DVD RW's, but not DVD-R/+R's
    _X_X_X_X_X_[small]Cheers! and Roll On!
    Kev[/small]
     
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