I Just bought this new LG GSA-H55N bulk a couple of days ago, after the mechanical system in my old Plextor Drive died on me.
I was quite pleased with it, i managed to burn a couple of DVD+R and DVR-R (Verbatim, TDK both 16x) without a flaw.
But then i realized it doesn't recognize the old DVD-RW i burned with my old drive. My old Plextor was pretty beaten up, and was burning slowly and with some errors in it's last weeks of use, so i thought that maybe the old drive managed to screw something up with the old disks.
I bought a couple of Traxdata DVD+RW 4x. It managed to burn one of then, as a normal disc, at 4x, but when i tried to erase it, i would get an error message saying the disc is not rewritable. When a try and wite a new compilation and slide the disc in, it says it's a "DVD-ROM" disc and i need a DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW etc. type of disc.
I managed to erase both discs on another computer (although i didn't burn one of them) and now it didn't recognize any of the two. I tried reinstalling Nero, changing from 8.2 to 6.6, and changing the IDE cable coupling and still nothing.
I sent it back to the dealer, as it was in warranty, and the service gave a new drive, after their inspection (on the sheet they wrote that it "doesn't recognize DVD-RW", as in exactly the same thing i wrote in my application)
. Now i have a new drive of the same model, and the exact same problem.
Am i missing something here ? Anybody got any suggestions ?
I will try and install the drive on a friends computer, and see if i have the same problem, before sending it to the dealer again, but i;m beginning to think it has something to do with my hardware or software.