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My DVD-ROM suddenly stopped working..HELP!!!

Discussion in 'DVD-ROM drives' started by Fibre, Mar 10, 2004.

  1. Fibre

    Fibre Guest

    All of a sudden my DVD-ROM just stopped working for no reason. It's been working fine.

    It's an LG DVD/CD ROM
    I also have a Pioneer DVD - + r RW

    I've had the computer for 5 months now.
    The other day I put in a Data disk and XP just froze until I took out my disk. Then I tried a DVD movie (Bought), same thing. As a last resort I put in an audio CD. Same damn thing.

    the Pioneer DVD - + r RW works fine with all the media. WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED?????

    Has this happened to anyone else?

     
  2. Fibre

    Fibre Guest

    Well just incase your reading this thread because your having the same problem. I brought my computer back to the store which I bought it from after trying everything.

    The guy at the store GREYTECH (www.greytech.ca) said you might have to reformat the HD. I asked them to look at it anyway just to make sure it was not the drive.

    Well it was the drive. They hooked it up to a different computer and it screwed up there to. Good thing I did'nt take thier advice.

    So there you go LG in general just sucks.

    PS. Just so you know at work another LG DVD-ROM drive failed. So I'm not basing my LG sucks comment one one incident.
     
  3. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    LiteOn 166S. Two years old and still blazing :)

    I'd be wary of any computer shop guys who says to reformat before every single option has been exhausted. Only a lazy s.o.b. says to reformat before even pulling the damn drive. Kudos to you for sticking to your guns and making him do what he should've done first :)
     
  4. drchips

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    Here is a VERY ROUGH rule-of-thumb:

    The greater number of letters in the [bold]Manufacturers[/bold] name, the better quality the drive is...

    Pioneer - Ace - 7 letters
    Plextor - Ace - 7 letters
    Sony - Reasonable - 4 letters
    TDK - So so - 3 letters
    NEC - Well! - 3 letters
    LG - UGH! - 2 letters

    Byeeee...
     
  5. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Where in the hell do you think these things up, doc? I'm still giggling.

    Optowrite throws the whole equation out of whack tho :)
    _X_X_X_X_X_[small]Gigabyte 8INXP, Intel P4HT 3.06
    Mushkin 1024 MB PC2100
    Sapphire 9800 Pro/M-Audio Revolution 7.1
    Plextor PX-708A/Plextor Premium/LTD-166S
    "And we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight." Numbers 13:33[/small]
     
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  6. drchips

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    Well, I did say it was a VERY ROUGH rule ;)
     

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