It’s my first post on this site and I really hope someone can help because I’m in face of a really strange but none than the less annoying problem with my GAS-4081B firmware A104.
First of all I think you should know what happened with my previous GSA-4081B since the problem I have now was the same.
About a month after the purchase of an LG GSA-4081B, my first ever DVD writer drive, my drive became unstable. Unable to access data on CDs or DVDs, copied or factory original. The way the drive acted was that I put a CD or DVD, close the tray and then he try to access it… but after his “routine”, the reading (green led) stop and nothing happens, no more lights on the drive and when I access the drive by Windows Explorer, it says “Please insert a CD/DVD…”.
It came back to life, don’t know how and why, a few days ago. Was able to read CD or DVD again but when I tried to burn, that didn’t work out and was unable to read CD/DVD again… after all this I took mesure with LG to replace the drive under waranty and I receive a new drive a week or so later.
Everything was working fine until last night… that damn DVD writer his having the same kind of problem again. The difference now that after a rebooted, he’s able to read DVDs but not CDs. I didn’t try to burn for now, only simulate a DVD-R copy and the simulation went well according to Nero6. I update the firmware to A104 this morning and nothing changed.
My analyse of what I’ve done just before it started to fuck up is that I was trying to acces information DATA on a DVD-R I’ve burned a while ago and it wasn’t able to read but trying hard… and windows XP was “shocking” because of that. I waited a few minutes so that the drive would stop trying to read but I lost patience and pushed on the eject button of the 4081B drive. It gave me back my DVD without any delays but after that, he didn’t want to recognize a CD or DVD until I rebooted.
Well that’s my story and I don’t want to go through the waranty exchange yet and that’s why I trying to find or get help here.
So can anyone help me on this?