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Troubleshooting; Appendix Troubleshooting - LG GCE-8523B Owner's Manual

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Before calling for service, check this list.
The drive doesn't have power.
• Is the power supply cable from the host computer plugged in?
• Is the Power Connector to the drive securely attached?
The system doesn't start.
• Are the Primary and Secondary connections and the Master and
Slave settings correct?
• Is the total length of the IDE cable 18 inches or less?
• Is each connector completely attached?
Movement of the PC may loosen connections.
Cannot Read or Write Discs.
• Is the condition of everything else in the system (CPU, hard disc,
and others) as it should be? (See system environment, page 4.)
• Does the CD-R or CD-RW disc have dirt or scratches?
• Did a screen saver or other application operate while writing to the
• Is there enough free space on the CD-R/RW disc?
• Does writing fail even using the simulation test?
• Is the disc loaded in the drive with the read/write surface facing the
right direction? (label up)
• Is the drive installed in the correct orientation?
• Was the drive or disc moved from a low temperature environment to
a high temperature environment? (There is a possibility of conden-
sation on the lens in the drive or on the surface of the disc.)
When you call for service, be prepared to give as much information as
possible of your system, environment, and the specific problem. (What
happened? When? How long? What was going on? Were there any
error messages displayed? etc.)



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