Hl-st dvdram gma-4080n problems

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#1

just bought this drive from ebay,fitted ok but will not read dvd-r or dvd+r discs,will not read dvd movies but is fine with cd discs.Does anyone know if this drive will read/burn dvd- or +r discs.The drive was not supplied with any software

Thank you in anticipation


#2

Yes the drive should read and write DVDs. More than likely the drive is OEM meaning no help from LG. You could try updating the ide drivers.


#3

Hello and peace be upon you in the name of God.
I’m having similar problem with my HL-DT-ST GMA 4080N Burner. It can read/write certain DVDs. I think the issue has something to do with ‘firmware’ and ‘book type’. Firmware is an update for the hardware, usually provided by the manufacturer’s website so far I found non. Meanwhile, booktype is a function within the hardware’s properties (depends on the burner’s model) that allows us to change the way our DVD-RAM reads any CD/DVD insert into it. More information about Firmware and Book Type can be found in this forum too. I hope I can be of help. Let us use this thread to settle our GMA 4080N problems. Good Luck! Gambatte!