INTRO: Firstly, I am SatoriMushin (AlterEgo) yeh. Hey ppl! Thanx 4 havin me on ur forum. I was reading some of ur posts and i think most of u guys are good ppl. I’m lookin forward to being here and hope mebbe when i get proficient i can contribute my “expertise” as well.
SYSTEM: Compaq Presario 6027US, Desktop (2.0 GHz, Pentium 4, 512 MB RAM, 80 GB HD), XP Home, and various other applications.
PROBLEM: HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE8400B
History: I attempted to drag n drop pictures on a CD-R and my system froze for about 17 mins, so I ejected the CD-R. After doing this, I replaced the CD-R and tried again but the drive would not acknowledge that a CD was there. :a
I have roxio on my system and i tried to use that but nothing. I went out and bought Nero, uninstalled roxio and installed Nero, still nothing. :a
My computer shows the drive but the drive acts as if a CD is in it already even when there is none inside. I can open and close the drive door, but when i put a CD in, it does not read or write and the led light does not come on.
Device manager says the device is working properly and the drivers are current. So I went to the LG website where they told me to update firmware. I updated the firmware with what they had but still have the same problem.
Dunno what else to do…I want to carefully remove the drive and gently place it on the ground outside and smash it with a sledge hammer. :a But i’m not gonna do that…Hope sum 1 can hlp me plz. ugh! tanx.