I have a LG GSA-4163B DVD-RAM Drive. When I insert a disk, the drive does not spin, it recognizes that the disc in is the drive for a couple seconds. So I went into My Computer and noticed that it changes the title of the drive from DVD-RAM Drive (E:) to CD Drive (E:) after the disk is inserted. Before I got this far, I used Windows Media Player 10 to play DVD’s, and it always stated the drive was busy and froze in My Computer, causing Windows Explorer to crash. I also have a second bay CD-RW drive that also didn’t work. So I deleted some DVD Player/Writing programs, and the second drive started to read disks again, with the DVD-RAM drive still dead. I’ve tried endless ways to fix this problem with no luck. So there is obviously something I am missing here, and some help would be appreciated.
Sony Vaio PCV RX-550
Intel Pentium 4 1.50 Ghz
512 MB SD-RAM
Windows XP Home Edition SP2
1st Bay - LG GSA-4163B DVD-RAM Drive with Firmware A105
2nd Bay - OEM CD-RW Drive, That’s all I know.
Windows Media Player 10
Programs Deleted (Which got the second drive to work and the first drive not to say busy)
Interactual Player 2.0
Ahead Nero Burning Rom
So I’ve come to the conclusion, that maybe something is wrong with the lens in the drive, or the motor to spin the disc is dead. Other than that I have no idea what the problem could be. So I need some help.