First time here and I must start saying my "tech language" might be somewhat weak... So here goes my illeteracy!
I have a HL -Dt -ST RW/DVD GCC 4240N installed from origin on a IBM ThinkPad (a quite old model, 2000 I think) that suddenly decided not to allow me to copy or record any data (music, files, photos, whatever on a CD recordable). It somehow became apparently only a reading drive - reads cd's, dvd's, game cd's, etc..
I started "googling" around and have already checked that the drive is compatible with the XP Home Edition I am using, that Hitachi-LG does not give firmware or controllers updates or support to customers and advises the general public (me!) to contact the product seller.
What's happening? Can I get a solution out of a "simple" update, firmware (something I had not even heard of before)?!....
I'll be available for giving more important data that you may consider important.