First of all I would like to thank everyone here for giving your knowledge (which is power ) to other people.
I spent some serious amount of time looking for a solution to my problem here.
You would have to excuse me if I ask questions or adress problems which are allready mentioned here, but I tried my best scooping through this serious amount of info here and found nothing similar to my case.
Now to the point…
I’m from Bulgaria. I bought my LG GSA-H10N maybe 4 weeks ago. They installed from a thin plastic bag. No drivers, no box, no nothing. It was absolutely new I am sure of that.
My current configuration is the following:
Intel Celeron 1.0 GHz
Voodoo 3 2000 16MB (you forgot those right )
Windows XP SP2
So today I decided to upgrade my firmware to JL11 (it was JL10 and was ok).
I did it from here: http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/FIRMWARE/LG/LG-GSA-H10N-JL11.shtml
It all went smoothly. After the reset I noticed one strange thing. The “Found New Hardware” ballon stated it had found my DVD device and then it found new CD device.
I tried playing one DVD Video and after I put the DVD in the device windows changed my DVD device icon into a CD device with now disc in it. When I eject it it was displaying my DVD device again.
PowerDVD player didn’t find the DVD disc too.
Till that time I have used InterVideo Disc Master for recording CD/DVD, and it was working fine for me. It is simple and effective.
I then installed JJ11 from here: http://tdb.rpc1.org/
It didn’t solve the problem too, but things were a little bit better. I could play DVD Video using PowerDVD. But InterVideo DiscMaster couldn’t work again. As with JL11 it just couldn’t identify my drive, as if there was none.
At that point I switched to Nero, thinking the problem was in the software. It was no good. Nero couldn’t identify correctly the disc that was in it. For example I put DVD+RW with files on it, it thinks it’s a blank DVD+RW disc with no free space on it.
At this point I think having Daemon Tools install it’s virtual drive might have something to do with this mess. Eventhough I had Daemon Tools with JL10 and everything was perfectly OK.
The other thing that might have something to do with it is that when they installed my DVD device they told me that I need some kind of cable to be able to run it. I guess that makes some kind of difference to the standart installation and might affect something.
I searched the web for a way to return to the original firmware JL10 but I found nothing.
If you read my story I guess you wonder:
“Well why did you tried to switch to JL11 when everything was running smoothly dumb ass?”
Well, I just like to keep my drivers and programs at their latest version and many times I have regreted later. This is one of them. I guess it would be a nice lesson.
If you know anything that might help, every comment would be appreciated.