Or you can use the 1. My computer specs are: Copyright Gentoo Foundation, Inc. I Just joined because I am pretty much experiencing the same situation. Thank,s sonic for your reply throw it in the bin brought a new dvd burner and every thing is ok now Thanks peter

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D Willich, Germany 1. 416b6 drives doesn’t need drivers at all, even to unlock certain features Now that I have update it, it seems to be able to read any non retail disc of any kind, given I havent tried any other discs but this weird brand my room mate gave me.

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To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove the cover or back. Or you can use the 1. Any other suggestions regarding the -R recognition? View unanswered posts View posts from last 24 hours.

Compaq Presario with a GWA-4166B Lightscribe DVD/RW drive.

Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers attempt to trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services. Mon Aug 23, 8: For desktop machines that are used at workplaces it may indeed be that very few employees bother about DVD burning capability.


Not sure what to do but just buy a new one on my own or deal with the problems I am having. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. How satisfied are you with this reply?

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It works now, well at least the drive reading part. Do not attempt to open the cover. You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. Only one jumper should be installed on the jumper xvd.

Tell us about your experience with our site. Sign in Already have an account? Plus some fraction of the DVD burners may even gaw actually worked And I can’t find one single success story.

How satisfied are you with this response? Blanks, data disks, movies, does not matter. Installing The Drive Installing the Drive Before installing the drive, please note the following points.

Upgrading is what started my dilima to begin with. Posted June 8, Firmwares are available here: Use your warranty coverage and send it in. Register a new account.

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Important Precautions Follow these precautions when handling the drive or discs. If the drive is based closely enough on another supported drive, you may be able to find 3rd party firmwares that alter recording parameters and may make the drive workable in fact improved burn quality at higher speeds even on otherwise working drives is commonbut if it’s a problem that the laser wavelength isn’t right or something strange like that, there may be no solution.


Using discs with them attached not only causes read and write errors, but data on the disc may be lost due to damage to the disc itself. If i try to burn anything It gives me the burn error that many have been experiencing and I do not know why. Display posts from previous: MSFN is made available via donations, subscriptions and advertising revenue.

Fvd perhaps the requirements for a guarantee repair are outrageous, like “wipe the disk and restore the OS from media before sending the machine in”.