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LG GGW-H20L Blu Ray/HD-DVD drive problem! pleas help!

by xaero50 / May 17, 2009 7:11 AM PDT


I'm new to the forums and i've been having massive problems with my new LG GGW-H20L Blu Ray/HD-DVD internal SATA drive! i installed the drive, plugged in the SATA power connector from my PSU, and connected the drive to the motherboard. BIOS and Windows XP SP3 both recognise the drive, but when I put a disc in (even a DVD) the blue LED on the drive flashes but the dvd wont play! when i try to open it in My Computer it normally just crashes my PC. Any ideas?! Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Specs: Asus M2N68 motherboard
4gb ram
AMD PhenomX4 @ 2.8ghz
Nvidia Geforce GTX280
2x dvd-rw drives
1000w PSU

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(NT) Another dvd rom drive worked ok before?
by ahtoi / May 17, 2009 2:03 PM PDT
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by xaero50 / May 18, 2009 1:45 AM PDT

yeah my other 2 dvdrw drives work fine. any ideas?

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It certainly act like the LG drive might be bad.
by ahtoi / May 18, 2009 2:12 AM PDT
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I have one of the drive and as far as using it as a dvd drive, no special hardware/software was needed.

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(NT) Have you contacted LG ...is the firmware up to date ?
by VAPCMD / May 18, 2009 1:58 AM PDT
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thanks for the replies guys
by xaero50 / May 18, 2009 10:22 AM PDT

I have submitted the problem to LG UK so i hope they get back to me. Windows and BIOS recognise it as a dvd-ram drive but whenever i try to play any kind of disc on it, my computer crashes! its got the latest firmware too. I have read that it could be a conflict with the nforce chipset of my motherboard? if so, how could i fix this? a pci SATA card? thanks once again

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(NT) How about the MB BIOS ?
by VAPCMD / May 18, 2009 12:15 PM PDT
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by xaero50 / May 18, 2009 1:15 PM PDT

The motherboard BIOS is up to date. and the drive shows up in the BIOS. would a PCI sata controller work?

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(NT) Might work ...what's device manager show ?
by VAPCMD / May 18, 2009 1:51 PM PDT
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The device manager shows it as a dvdrw drive.
by xaero50 / May 19, 2009 2:01 AM PDT

with the model name there too. the blue led on the drive blinks and dvds spin up a bit, but then when i go to play them, my pc crashes like it cant access the disc! which is why i dont think its a fauly drive...

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