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Old 04-16-2004, 01:38 AM   #91
WiCKeD68
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LG Cdroms and MDK 9.2


I don't know if it is just LG Cdrom drives, but I know that after installing MDK 9.2 my MITSUMI Model No.: FX5411M drive, went south on me. The drive is practically brand new (about 6 months old) and very seldom used. The only thing that I can think of that happened right before it went 'south' is that I installed MDK 9.2. I wish that there was some more info on whether or not is only related to certain LG drives, or is it other drives as well. If anyone has any info on this, please let me know.

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Old 04-16-2004, 08:13 AM   #92
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it's only drives that are manufactured by LG. Some are repackaged under other names. Mitsumi makes their own stuff.
 
Old 04-18-2004, 09:07 AM   #93
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My Drive died aswell I tried updating the firmware but the drive still dont eject does anyone have a solution?
 
Old 04-25-2004, 08:09 PM   #94
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dell hardware

Dell hardware is notorious, as I'm sure some of you know already. Their ATX PSU's are not even ATX PSU's! If the PSU of a Dell PC goes south, and you buy a standard ATX psu and plug it in, you may destroy your MB, and maybe what's attached on it too. So, it's not only proprietary, which is bad enough, but it also looks like it's standard, so you don't even know. URL:

http://www.upgradingandrepairingpcs....ade3_01_01.asp

So anyway, stay away from Dell hardware! Not surprising that those drives were in Dell machines, and are not complying with ATAPI (but they look like they do).
 
Old 05-05-2004, 08:20 PM   #95
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Sorvad,

I repaired a LG CRD 8482B on a DELL OptiPlex GX110 using the Mandrake Firmware ZIP file from http://us.lgservice.com/. The LG instructions did NOT work, but the following procedure did:

- create an MS-DOS 98 boot disk from DELL LG fix file (doesn't matter which one) and erase the autoexec.bat file
- copy the LGUP.BAT, M52.EXE, and V5LGLX48.LGE files to the root DIR of the boot disk.
- set jumper to MA (Master), but don’t connect the power cord
- Boot to the floppy
- now set the jumper as shown in ‘death.gif’ from LG’s support, while
the PC is still on (connect the upper MA & SL pin with a jumper)
- while connecting power cord to the drive hold down the eject button.
Better hold the button down a while, the LED must be permanently on
- run the flashing tool from disk and it should work now

It took me a few iterations of doing it the LG way (different IDE cable setting, setting the jumper before power on, etc.) before it worked the way described above.

Good Luck

Quote:
Originally posted by sorvad
has anyone fixed a CRD 8482B drive?
 
Old 05-11-2004, 03:15 AM   #96
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AND ADD F**KING LG 48X18X18 CDRW AS THE LINUX MANDRAKE CD SHATTERED IN MY DRIVE AND IT IS DESTROYED!!!!!

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

SAMBOB
 
Old 05-11-2004, 03:48 AM   #97
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now THAT's how you cuss on a forum. most people get too mad to use symbols. do you mean the cdrom shattered into pieces (exploded?) while in your cdrom drive?
 
Old 05-16-2004, 03:54 AM   #98
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Fried my burner, HP-CD-WRITER 9500 series.
 
Old 05-16-2004, 05:43 AM   #99
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LG CRD-8482B

*sniff*

I've TRIED everything mentioned here to fix my LG 48x CRD-8482B, and still no cigar.

And I don't even have a DELL. I even tried it on my old 200MMX.

Can I cry now?

Last edited by Volo; 05-16-2004 at 05:44 AM.
 
Old 05-17-2004, 02:00 AM   #100
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Angry

Just for the record I have tried everything that LG and Dell suggested and followed the help kindly put forward in this forum and....

the LG CRD 8482B drives still do not work!

I have cut my losses and bought new drives - not LG ones!
 
Old 05-17-2004, 11:27 AM   #101
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Has anyone suggested the possibility that someone who doesn't like GNU Linux and has programmers and a lot of influence contributed the CD driver code and talked computer firms into installing LG drives just to cause Linux users a lot of trouble?

I fried my LG drive and just bought a new one, a Sony R/WR drive with an ATAPI interface that works fine, for about $48 USD. Sony Windows software is a ripoff though, as you have to pay extra to allow burning CD-roms as well as CD-RW. But Stefan and Fredrik Hagland have a pretty good Windows CD burning program in development, works fine, will burn ISO images but can't yet create them.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 08:51 AM   #102
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Quote:
Originally posted by kendolin
Sorvad,

I repaired a LG CRD 8482B on a DELL OptiPlex GX110 using the Mandrake Firmware ZIP file from http://us.lgservice.com/. The LG instructions did NOT work, but the following procedure did:

- create an MS-DOS 98 boot disk from DELL LG fix file (doesn't matter which one) and erase the autoexec.bat file
- copy the LGUP.BAT, M52.EXE, and V5LGLX48.LGE files to the root DIR of the boot disk.
- set jumper to MA (Master), but don’t connect the power cord
- Boot to the floppy
- now set the jumper as shown in ‘death.gif’ from LG’s support, while
the PC is still on (connect the upper MA & SL pin with a jumper)
- while connecting power cord to the drive hold down the eject button.
Better hold the button down a while, the LED must be permanently on
- run the flashing tool from disk and it should work now

It took me a few iterations of doing it the LG way (different IDE cable setting, setting the jumper before power on, etc.) before it worked the way described above.

Good Luck
sweet krist......

how did you figure that out

- perry
 
Old 05-30-2004, 07:22 PM   #103
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good grief! drives are still getting fried!

i haven't read this entire thread, so may i ask if this problem with lg drives/dell computers is isolated to just mandrake 9.2? i hope it is, because my next computer may be a dell.... and windows won't stay on it

*ah, never mind; seems to have been a problem with a custom mandrake kernel

Last edited by TheOneAndOnlySM; 05-30-2004 at 07:33 PM.
 
Old 05-31-2004, 02:09 AM   #104
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Tank400,

I had this problem a while back and though I came pretty dern close to getting the firmware reflash to work (ya I know close only counts.... or whatever that saying is) I couldn't get it to work either so I gave up and my company bought my computer a new drive. However, it you would at least like to get the disk out you can take the drive out of your computer and in the back you should see a small hole. Stick a pin in there and it will push the tray out.

You probably already knew that and were looking for a real way to save the drive, so sorry I couldn't be of more help.

however, perry's post rocks!! Wish I had seen that before



tammy

Last edited by gowanstl27; 05-31-2004 at 02:15 AM.
 
Old 06-08-2004, 08:47 AM   #105
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Mandrake 10? Toshiba?

Don't know if it is coincidence or what...

I have installed Mandrake 10.0 on 3 seperate systems now - A 2.5 year old Dell laptop (Inspiron 2500) and two home brew AMD Desktops. Only one problem, I had an issue in one of the desktops with my Toshiba DVD drive. I was just thinking the drive gave up on life but after reading this I don't know for sure. I mean I would have never thought manufacturers could be irresponsible in such a way, just goes to show the saying about assume is still true...

What would happen is that the drive would not accept a CD. Period. You could close it, it would then act like the CD was unreadable and eject it. No matter what. I had RH 9.1 on prior to doing the Mandrake install. I pitched the drive so no way to find out for sure...oh well, it was about 3 years old anyhow.

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