Sign up for a new account in our community. Halima S Replied on July 21, Connecting the Sound Card If the computer is using a sound card, the drive is connected to the sound card with an audio cable. Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Before Requesting Service Before calling for service, check this list. Installing the Drive Before installing the drive, please note the following points.

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Installing The Drive Installing the Drive Before installing the drive, please note the following points.

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In reply to ChrisFyffe’s post on July 19, Table of Contents Add to my manuals Add. Not sure what to do but just buy a new one on my own or deal with the problems I am having.

Register a new account. Hey All, I Just joined because I am pretty much experiencing the same situation. HP offers a firmware upgrade: Thanks for marking this as the answer. I have the same question twa. The one common denominator we have found that could be the problem is the junk drive they installed.


Hitachi LG IDE Dvd±rw Gwa-4166b Internal Desktop Optical Drive

And I don’t understand how a manufacturer like HP has got away with it. Don’t show me this message again. Mon Aug 23, 8: You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. Perhaps firmware can be upgraded, but if ‘DVD’ doesn’t work you can say goodbye to ‘dvd’ feature that’s all, it’s dead for dvd Get ready to be confused.

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. Halima S Replied on July 21, Analog Audio Output Connector Connect to a sound card.

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

Exit and burn, good luck! Don’t have an account?

And perhaps the requirements for a guarantee repair are outrageous, like “wipe the disk and restore the OS from media before sending the machine in”. Posted June 10, edited.


Posted June 10, Do not attempt to open the cover. I found, 4166b, upon a fresh restart… it recognized one disc… but then after that, it never recognized another.

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Sign in Already have an account? I would say, if you found a firmware version that works for you dvf the media you have without errors… stay put. Or you can use the 1.

Since uninstalling and reinstalling of the DVD drive did not help I would suggest that you contact the drive manufacturer for further assistance. You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread.

How satisfied are you with this reply? I have to back everything up, restore, and put everything back on this computer… to prove its broken. Could just be a bad burner. To print the manual completely, please, download it.