I need someone to help if there’s a solution to this problem I’m encounter with my LG DVD burner. This is External LG dvd burner which use to work perfectly and it just stopped reading and writing to dvd blank discs, though the it works fine with the cd discs. Can someone help? I am really desparate.
I’ve got exactly the same problem with this model. Tried to connect to other PCs still the same. It can read and write CDs but DVD media is not recognized even if it’s original video disc. Any other options apart from sending the unit to the supplier? I’m using Win XP SP2. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.
Hey there guys,
Unfortunately, I’m having the same problem as you do. Specifically, my GSA-5169D won’t read at all DVD-R [I think it did at first] and for the past three days, whenever I try to write to a DVD+R, every Burning software I use says that my top speed is 4x and then it fails to write. Tell me that you have an answer, plz!!!
It could be that the burner’s firmware needs updating. Sounds like it doesn’t support the media, so is falling back to a default write strategy (often 2.4x or 4x). Default strategies are usually not good, which would explain the failed burns at that speed.
Did you buy or start a new spindle of media at about the same time this started happening?
If none of this applies as you have the latest firmware or whatever, then follow Evilboy’s advice.