GSA-4083N stopped writing DVD's

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#1

[qanda]This thread is about the LG GSA-4083N. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]Hello,

My burner stopped burning DVD’s. It can still burn CD’s and play DVD’s but can’t burn. When I try to burn with ImgBurn I get the following error:
“failed to reserve track. no more track reservations allowed”.

This is on my Thinkpad T60, burner model is LG GSA-4083N.

I tried to reinstall the driver, without success. (the T60 DVD Driver updater says 1.00 is the latest version).

I tried to update the firmware using TDB’s Flasher, but I got the error
“Upload and burn failed” (in XP safe mode).

Any ideas how to solve this?

Thanks…

Below is the DiscInfo output:

DISCINFO VERSION : 1.6.1.6
VENDOR : HL-DT-ST
MODEL : DVDRAM GSA-4083N
REVISION : 1.00
VENDOR SPECIFIC : LOADING MECHANISM : Tray
SERIAL NUMBER : KZ075PI3206
NUMBER VOL. LEVELS : 256
BUFFER SIZE : 2048KB
INTERFACE : ATAPI
RPC2 SCHEME : YES
STATUS : Set
USER CHANGES : 4
VENDOR CHANGES : 4
CURRENT REGION : 2
ANALOG AUDIO PLAY : YES
COMPOSITE OUTPUT : NO
DIGITAL PORT-PORT1 : NO
DIGITAL PORT-PORT2 : NO
READ UPC CODE : YES
MULTISESSION READ : YES
MODE 2 FORM 1 : YES
MODE 2 FORM 2 : YES
READ ISRC CODE : YES
READ BAD CODE : NO
BUFFER UNDER-RUN : YES
MT. RAINIER : NO
CAN READ CDR : YES
CAN READ CDRW : YES
CAN READ CDRM2 : YES
CAN WRITE CDR : YES
CAN WRITE CDRW : YES
CAN TEST WRITE : YES
CAN READ DVD-ROM : YES
CAN READ DVD-R : YES
CAN READ DVD-RW : YES
CAN READ DVD-RAM : YES
CAN READ DVD+R : YES
CAN READ DVD+RW : YES
CAN WRITE DVD-R : YES
CAN WRITE DVD-RW : YES
CAN WRITE DVD-RAM : YES
CAN WRITE DVD+R : YES
CAN WRITE DVD+RW : YES
MAX CDR READ SPEED : 24
MAX CDR WRITE SPEED: 24


#2

Welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

It could be due to a too low quality disc. When the disc has a too poor quality the drive is not able to write data on it.

Try with a proven quality disc (a Verbatim for example) and see if this solve.

Another possibility is that the DVD laser is damaged, and the only solution is to get a new drive, even if you can still use that one to burn CD discs (in fact, in the burner there are two separate lasers for CD and DVD, so if one become damaged the other can still be fully working).