Thanks Michael (& Brother Vlad) for your replies last week- Sorry I was offline this long!!
I'd forgotten to take the cover off to look inside, yes it's a slim drive for laptops, which someone had put into a
Dell Lattitude C series (24x CDrom) removable module,
the actual drive details are
Model no: GCC-4240N
HW: C FW:0110 MECHA: F
TYPE CQGO S/N B2K027223
Its amde in Malaysia by Hitachi Electronic Products (M) Sdn.Bhd.
date Manufactured - November 2002
and had extra product info
E-H022-20-0964 (B) not sure if these extra digits are relevant?
Would appreciate any help/advice you guys have?
(Also apologies if I wrongly stated LG drive, as that was all I could find in the many searches I made elsewhere)
Re: HL-DT-ST RW/DVD Rewriter doesnt write dvds
Hi and welcome!
It would be great, if you reported the exact type of the drive (something like GWA-xxxx). According to your description, this could be a slimline drive as used in notebooks. Firmware is only available from the computer manufacturer who used that drive for system building. Maybe that drive works only in the enclosure it was built-in previously.
Is the drive recognised correctly in device manager?