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DVD Burner Help!

Fri Mar 10, 2006 8:05 am

I just purchased an LG dvd burner the model is 4167B. I already have their 4161B or whatever and was happy with it so I purchased another one to do on-the-fly DVD copying. Anyways my computer recognizes it and labels it a drive F: however it doesn't read anything I put into it whether standard or burned DVDs or CDs or anything. I didn't install drivers for the previous one and it worked fine and AFAIK WinXP doesn't require drivers anyways. I tried switching the two drives' positions but it didn't work. I switched the slave-master switches on them and still didn't work. No matter what I do it just doesn't read anything yet it is recognized by the computer. Could this be a hardware problem or is there any other solution? Thanks
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RE: DVD Burner Help!

Fri Mar 10, 2006 9:45 am

It could be hardware but most likely you do need new drivers. Think about it for a minute - is it possible that this drive didn't come into production before your copy of Windows was shipped? If so, then there is a very good chance that you need to load the driver. If you're on the internet Windows can probably find it on its own if you let it try.
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RE: DVD Burner Help!

Fri Mar 10, 2006 4:53 pm

I had the same problem.

On the back of the drives there is a little socket with a tiny cover over two pins. You probably have both drives with the master pins covered. You need to alter one of the drives to slave. It should say 'M' and 'S' on the back. Just move the cap on one.

But you said you already tried this. If it still don't work it may be faulty.

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RE: DVD Burner Help!

Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:50 am

Leave your new writer alone in the data cable, preferrably jumpered as a master.
If that helps, try connecting the old optical drive together with the hard drive as a slave. Check that you have the hard drive connected to the primary IDE connector on the mother board.
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