LG GSA-4082B Not Working

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#1

I have a LG GSA-4082B that I bought about an year ago, and now all of a sudden, its not working anymore. I tried it on two different systems and none of them work. It can read okay at times, but cannot write at all. I am on firmware version 208.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


#2

Have you made any changes to your primary machine or updated firmware? Perhaps changed media that you use…burning software?


#3

I use Nero and tried B’s Recorder Gold. I never updated the firmware until the problems started appearing, then I updated to the latest one… I have made no changes to my machine.

I used various types of media, Maxell, TDK, BenQ, Optodisc, Mitsubishi…

I tried changing the master/slave configurations, and none of them work.
I have tried:
Primary IDE Master: Hard Drive
Secondary IDE Master: DVD-ROM
Secondary IDE Slave: DVD-Writer

Primary IDE Master: Hard Drive
Secondary IDE Master: DVD-Writer
Secondary IDE Slave: DVD-ROM

Primary IDE Master: Hard Drive
Primary IDE Slave: DVD-ROM
Secondary IDE Master: DVD-Writer

Is there any other ones I can try?


#4

And what about CDs? Are you able to read and write them?


#5

I am able to read them, but am not able to write them. They either burn unsuccessfully, will not burn, or come out blank.


#6

ksoiehawo, have you turned on dma? If not, read this: http://sniptools.com/vault/getting-back-to-dma-mode-in-windows-xp.htm

Also, you should disable xp burning software(imapi). Go to start-execute, and type services.msc then look for imapi burning software. Disable it! Reboot and you should be able to burn.


#7

It seems that ksoiehawo’s LG has also some reading problems, not only writing.


#8

doesn’t work :frowning:


#9

Would a Nero error log be of any help? I could attach one if it helps.


#10

Try changing your screen resolution. I did that and my gsa-4082b started reading/writing all dvds again. Weird problem though.


#11

Something like 800x600 and Medium 16 - not True color.


#12

The problems even worse now, the drive cannot do anything. It’s listed in “My Computer”, and thats about it. It can’t read anything now… I’ll try your suggestion with the resolution, maybe it’ll work :slight_smile: .


#13

Changing resolution doesn’t work. The drive stopped responding, so changing the resolution didn’t do much… When I put any type of disc in, it spins for about 2 seconds and then stops. The only thing that happens is that in “My Computer”, DVD-RAM drive changes to CD-ROM or DVD-ROM Drive. When I click on the icons, it says the drive is empty.


#14

any suggestions?


#15

I would try to see if LG will replace it. How close are you to owning it for a year. LG will sometimes be lenient as far as time is concerned in exchanging drives, so you may want to give it a shot.


#16

I got about one month left, bought it at the end of May last year.
The thing is, this drive has died on me before a couple of times and come back to life, and LG says if they find the drive not faulty, I will be charged. I am scared that when they recieve it, it might start working again…

…and they don’t tell me what they will charge me, if its what I bought it for ($125), I might as well go get a new 16x/DL burner.


#17

MY GOSH THIS IS FRUSTRATING! :frowning:
My Burner just came back to life again (at least for reading, it did)
I am going to test a simple write right after I finish this message…

Has anyone ever had this sort of consistency problems before with their drive?


#18

im having the same problem

my burner wont burn it will just read and sometimes when it reads it disappears from the windows explorer and i have to restart to get it back

its a LG 4082B also

ide is fine no damaged cables it worked fine with the media i used for about 40 burns in the run of about 3 weeks now it will only read at best

ive updated to A209

updated nero

u think it could be the xp burning software?

here is the nero burn log with imapi turned off

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: File ‘Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=4.71 (0002), size=45056 bytes, created 7/17/2002 9:20:56 AM
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead
ero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 10/26/2004 6:35:34 PM
Nero Version: 6.6.0.18
Internal Version: 6, 6, 0, 18e

Recorder: <HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4082B>Version: A209 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.0.18
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
CD-ROM: <HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4082B>Version: A209 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.0.18
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : ST340014A atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : Maxtor 6L200R0 atapi Port 0 ID 1 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4082B atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : AXV CD/DVD-ROM 2.2a a347scsi Port 3 ID 0 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4082B E: CDRom0
AXV CD/DVD-ROM F: CDRom3

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1023MB (1047992kB)
Free physical memory: 198MB (203144kB)
Memory in use : 80 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

27.11.2005
UDF/ISO compilation
11:19:01 PM #1 Phase 112 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
DVD-Video files reallocation started

11:19:02 PM #2 Phase 114 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
DVD-Video files reallocation completed (no file modified)

11:19:02 PM #3 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6359
UDF document burn settings
------------------------------------------
Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : TRUE
Multisession : FALSE
Burning mode : DAO
Mode : 1
UDF Mode : UDF/ISO bridge
UDF Revision : 1.02
UDF Partition Type : physical
ISO Level : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
Character set : ISO 9660
Joliet :FALSE
Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : FALSE
Allow more than 255 characters in path : FALSE
Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

11:19:02 PM #4 Phase 111 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
DVD-Video files sorted

11:19:02 PM #5 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
Reader running

11:19:02 PM #6 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 122
Writer HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4082B running

11:19:02 PM #7 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3309
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

11:19:02 PM #8 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3309
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

11:19:02 PM #9 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3233
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

11:19:02 PM #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 270
Last possible write address on media: 2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)
Last address to be written: 2293903 (509:45.28, 4480MB)

11:19:02 PM #11 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 282
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

11:19:02 PM #12 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2483
Recorder: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4082B, Media type: DVD+R
Disc Manufacturer ID: MCC, Media Type ID: 003, Product revision number: 0
Disc Application Code: 0, Extended Information Indicators: 3

11:19:02 PM #13 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 448
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

11:19:02 PM #14 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 838
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 2293904 (2293904) = #2293904/509:45.29
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2293904 blocks [HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4082B]
--------------------------------------------------------------

11:19:02 PM #15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1051
Prepare recorder [HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4082B] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN: “”
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 4697915392, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
Start|Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|RecDep_____
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
2293904 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00

11:19:02 PM #16 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Caching of files started

11:19:02 PM #17 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4122
Cache writing successful.

11:19:02 PM #18 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Caching of files completed

11:19:02 PM #19 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Burn process started at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

11:19:02 PM #20 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2661
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

11:19:03 PM #21 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8892
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD+R (10), Part Version: 1.0x (1)
Disc Size: 120 mm, Maximum Rate: <not specified> (F h)
Number of Layers: 1, Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP), Layer Type: recordable
Linear Density: 0,267 um/bit, Track Density: 0,74 um/track
Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 30000 h (DVD-ROM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW)
End Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 26053F h
End Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Disc Application Code: 0 / 0 h
Extended Information indicators: 3 h
Disc Manufacturer ID: MCC…
Media type ID: 003
Product revision number: 0
Number of Physical format information bytes in use in ADIP up to byte 63: 56
Media Specific [16…63]:
00 00 03 4D 43 43 00 00 - 00 00 00 30 30 33 00 38 …MCC…003.8
23 54 37 12 02 3C 6C 02 - A0 69 15 15 0B 0B 08 08 #T7…<l…i…
01 19 1B 0C 0C 0B 0C 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

11:19:03 PM #22 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 659
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: No

11:20:28 PM #23 SCSI -1039 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1436
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x04070000
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x04 (KEY_HARDWARE_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x09
Sense Qual: 0x01
CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x02 0x60 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x04 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x10
0x35 0x01 0x04 0x0E 0x09 0x01

11:20:28 PM #24 CDR -1039 File Writer.cpp, Line 311
Focus or tracking error

11:20:28 PM #25 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
all writers idle, stopping conversion

11:20:29 PM #26 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
conversion idle, stopping reader

11:20:29 PM #27 SCSI -1039 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1182
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x04 (KEY_HARDWARE_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x09
Sense Qual: 0x01
CDB Data: 0x35 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x71 0x00 0x04 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x10
0x35 0x01 0x04 0x0E 0x09 0x01

11:20:29 PM #28 CDR -1039 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 167
Focus or tracking error
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4082B\H1 T0

11:20:29 PM #29 TRANSFER -24 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 167
Could not perform end of Disc-at-once

11:20:29 PM #30 SCSI -500 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1182
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x0012ABA4
Status: 0x02 (0x03, SCSI_ABORTED)
HA-Status 0x10 (0x0A, SCSI_HASTAT_REQUEST_SENSE_FAILED)
TA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x26
Sense Qual: 0x02
CDB Data: 0x55 0x10 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x3C 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0xF0 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x26 0x02
ModeSel: 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
0x05 0x32 0x01 0xC4 0x08 0x00 0x00 0x00
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x96
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
0x00 0x00 0x

11:20:29 PM #31 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Burn process failed at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\ASPI32.SYS’: Ver=4.71 (0002), size=16877 bytes, created 7/17/2002 8:53:02 AM
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=?.?.?.?, size=95360 bytes, created 8/3/2004 10:59:44 PM (Adapter driver for rec)

Registry Keys:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 0 (Security Option)


#19

That’s exactly what mine is doing! After reading around, I’m tempted to come to the conclusion that the drive is faulty.

:confused:


#20

My LG 4082B is having very similar issues to other posters. Thinking it may be a function of sp2 I removed it and the burner did function for a brief period; to the point that I thought I had solved the problem; however that does not seem to be the case since now it has ceased being recognised by windows (again) or other software I am using (it worked an hour ago).
I did upgrade to A209.
I am now well out of warranty.
After reviewing other users comments I recently purchased a NEC ND 3520A - this is functioning fine.