Lg Gsa 4167b

I cant seem to read any cd’s or dvd’s, even when i burn data or a iso image at 4x at around 70-95% its says sometihng like burning error occucerd at 4x ANYONE PLZ HELP my dvd burner is LG GSA 4167B firmware DL11???
I AM using Sony DVD+R 120min/4.7GB also I have set my burner to master and have no other device attached to the IDE cable are my setting worng?

Hi Kilah and welcome to CDfreaks. Moved your thread to the LG DVD burner forum. :slight_smile:


install latest firmware DL13 and
burn your media at its rated speed (exception: 16x disc mostly are better at 12x or even 8x)


Can’t read CD’s and DVDs sometimes?

Sounds like the typical 4167B problem. Mine would not even read and burn TY media! I had to swap my power supply with a more stable one and it worked. Apparently the drive is fussy with power fluctuations and doesn’t work unless the power supply is fairly stable.

my power supply is Powmax 400w also i ahve updated firmware DL13 still no luck any other suggestions?

[B]okay so i tried buring the iso/image with ImgBurn but at the finishing it says errors like Memory Area Update Failure, but burn process completeted successfully, more info on errors in the log i have provided below, here is the log[/B]

I 01:45:57 ImgBurn Version started!
I 01:45:57 Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional (5.0, Build 2195 : Service Pack 4)
I 01:45:57 Initialising SPTI…
I 01:45:57 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 01:45:57 Found 3 DVD-ROMs and 1 DVD±RW/RAM!
I 01:55:45 Operation Started!
I 01:55:45 Source File: C:\Program Files\BitComet\Downloads\Madden\rld-nfl6.iso
I 01:55:45 Source File Sectors: 985,046 (MODE1/2048)
I 01:55:45 Source File Size: 2,017,374,208 bytes
I 01:55:45 Source File Volume Identifier: MADDEN07
I 01:55:45 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, Joliet
I 01:55:46 Destination Device: [1:0:0] HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B DL13 (D:) (ATA)
I 01:55:46 Destination Media Type: DVD+R (Disc ID: SONY-D11-00) (Speeds: 4x, 8x)
I 01:55:46 Destination Media Sectors: 2,295,104
I 01:55:46 Write Mode: DVD
I 01:55:46 Write Type: DAO
I 01:55:46 Write Speed: 8x
I 01:55:46 Link Size: Auto
I 01:55:46 Test Mode: No
I 01:55:46 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 01:55:46 Filling Buffer…
I 01:55:53 Writing LeadIn…
I 01:56:29 Writing Image…
I 02:17:45 [B]Synchronising Cache…
W 02:18:06 Potential ‘WaitImmediateIO’ Deferred Error - (0/2) - Program Memory Area Update Failure
W 02:21:58 Potential ‘WaitImmediateIO’ Deferred Error - (0/2) - Program Memory Area Update Failure
E 02:22:00 Synchronise Cache Failed! - Reason: Program Memory Area Update Failure
I 02:22:00 Closing Track…
W 02:22:53 Potential ‘WaitImmediateIO’ Deferred Error - (0/2) - Program Memory Area Is Full
E 02:23:01 Close Track Failed! - Reason: Program Memory Area Is Full
I 02:23:01 Finalising Disc…
W 02:23:20 Potential ‘WaitImmediateIO’ Deferred Error - (0/2) - Program Memory Area Update Failure
E 02:23:22 Finalis[/B]e Disc Failed! - Reason: Program Memory Area Update Failure
I 02:23:22 Image MD5: 2cbff0835dc7f58c39a863be9882ef16
I 02:23:22 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:27:36
I 02:23:22 Average Write Rate: 1,543 KB/s (1.1x) - Maximum Write Rate: 2,257 KB/s (1.6x)

You’ve got some other problems as well - 27 min for a half full DVD at 8x is way too long. You selected 8x but the writer really wrote about 1.6x according to ImgBurn. That’s not right. Try the following things :

  1. [li]Defragment your HD
    [/li]- if your computer can’t read the data from the HD quickly enough, it can’t write to your DVD writer fast enough
    [li]Get hold of Verbatim 16x DVD+R discs (but NOT those made in India due to QC problems)
    [/li]- I know you’re already using Sony 8x DVD+R discs but believe it or not, these don’t have the best track record around. Usually the 8x DVD+R discs are MIT by Daxon Taiwan for Sony. Verbatims are about the most reliable stuff for 16x burns out there. Getting hold of those will eliminate the possibilty that media is the problem.

thnx for the suggestion but y cant i read cds or dvds

Try put it in another PC, then if it works you know something is wrong with your comp.