Hl-dt-st dvd-ram gsa-h55n

[qanda]This thread is about the LG GSA-H55N. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]My computer recognizes the drive but it will not read any type of media. Is this a bad drive or is there a way to fix this? If so please help, thanks.

My experience is that LG (GSA-H55N) is a crappy product that it can, and will fail at any moment.
I have two of these, and they both fail to recognize CDs any more (read or write).
It is just a crap-shoot which function will fail first.
See all the postings in this forum - many people have problems with LG drives.

LG tech support told me: “the drive is broken - replace it”.
Flashing it with the latest firmware won’t help. (Done that).

I think Pioneer is a more reliable brand.