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  • Brand: LG
  • Product: Computer accessory
  • Model/name: GH24LS70
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, French

Table of Contents

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CAUTION : The laser used in the Super Multi DVD Rewriter can damage
your eyes. Do not attempt to open the cover. To reduce the risk of electric shock,
do not remove the cover (or back). There are no user-serviceable parts inside.
Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.
Use of controls or performance of procedures other than those specified herein
may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
WARNING : To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this
appliance to rain or moisture.
Industry Canada requirement
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du
Note : This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used
in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
- Consult the dealer or an Authorized Service Center for help.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
• This Super Multi DVD Rewriter is for use only with UL listed personal computers that have
installation instructions detailing user-installation of card cage accessory.
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The appliance is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without supervision.
■ Microsoft® and Windows® are trademarks registered in the United States and
other countries by the Microsoft Corporation.
■ DVD Logo is a trademark of DVD Format/Logo Licensing Corp., registered in
U.S., Japan and other countries.
■ The company names and product names written in this manual are trademarks
or registered trademarks of the respective companies.
EU Conformity Notice
LG Electronics hereby declares that this/these product(s) is/are
in compliance with the essential requirements and other
relevant provisions of Directive 2004/108/EC, 2006/95/EC, and
European representative :
LG Electronics Service Europe B.V. Veluwezoom 15, 1327
AE Almere. The Netherlands
(Tel : +31-(0)36-547-8888)
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Important Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
System Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Location and Function of Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Installing the Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Device Drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
How to Use the Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Important Precautions
Follow these precautions when handling the drive or discs.
• Please take notice that the manufacturer of this equipment does not offer any warranty
against data loss due to inappropriate installation or handling, or direct or indirect damages.
• Please take notice that the manufacturer will bear no responsibility for direct or indirect
damages caused by the use of this product or its malfunction.
• Please take notice that the manufacturer will bear no responsibility for damage to data
caused by this product.
• Please backup (copy) all important data as a protection against data loss.
• Avoid placing the drive in a location subject to:
- high humidity, high temperature, excessive dust, mechanical vibration, direct sunlight
We recommend using the drive in a horizontal or vertical position. Do not use it in tilted position.
• Don’t move the drive suddenly from a cold place to a warm one or raise the room
temperature suddenly. Condensation may occur, causing abnormal operation.
• Make sure to remove the disc before moving the drive. The disc may become damaged,
causing data loss.
• Be careful to prevent foreign objects, such as liquids or metal, from entering the drive.
In case a foreign object enters the drive, please consult the dealer where the drive was
• Don’t interrupt the electric power while the drive is operating.
• Please pay attention to handling Electrostatic Sensitive Devices, you may use anti-static
products such as wrist straps, heel straps, mats to protect your body from electrostatic.
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System Environment
• Serial ATA interface.
• Power tray loading and ejection of disc. (The disc can also be ejected manually.)
• Combination CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD-R DL, DVD+R/RW, DVD+R DL,
DVD-RAM Drive functions into one drive.
• Supports Region playback control Phase II.
• Automatic buffer underrun error prevention technology.
• Supports LightScribe Direct Label Printing Technology - *Optional.
* You can use a variety of Drive
This unit can be operated in the system environment explained here.
CPU: Motherboard that supports Serial ATA. (Recommended Pentium IV
3.2 GHz or higher.) RAM:512 MB or higher.
128 MB or greater.
20 GB or more free space.
(The free space needed for writing depends on the quantity of data.)
Serial ATA
12.34 cm (5.25-inch) half-height bay required
+5 V/+12 V power socket required
Windows 7/Windows Vista(X86, X64)/Windows XP[Home Edition/ Professional/
Media Center Edition] with SP2, Direct X 9.0 or Higher is required
CD-R : LG, Mitsubishi Kagaku Media, Verbatim, Taiyo Yuden or TDK discs
are recommended.
CD-RW : Ricoh, Mitsubishi Kagaku Media, Verbatim discs are
DVD-R : Mitsubishi Kagaku Media, Taiyo Yuden are recommended.
DVD-RW : Mitsubishi Kagaku Media, Verbatim are recommended.
DVD+R : Mitsubishi Kagaku Media, Verbatim are recommended.
DVD+RW : Mitsubishi Kagaku Media, Verbatim are recommended.
DVD-RAM : Maxell, Panasonic are recommended.
DVD+R DL : Mitsubishi Kagaku Media, Verbatim are recommended.
DVD-R DL : Mitsubishi Kagaku Media, Verbatim are recommended.
VGA Card Memory
Hard disk
Drive bay
Software Required OS
DVD±R DL discs
* Compatibility problem in write/read function may occur with media depending on the media
manufacturing quality.
* For DVD±R 20x, 22x, 24x support media: Mitsubishi Kagaku Media.
* Upon the media condition or some of user’s environment the maximum speed sometimes could
not be guaranteed.
GH24LS70 GH24NS70
LightScribe Supported Not Supported
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Location and Function of Controls
❏ Occasionally CD-R and CD-RW discs written by a CD-R/RW drive cannot be read by other CD drives*.
These unreadable discs may need to be read using the CD-R/RW drive they were created with
* The disc written using the CD-R/RW drive might not be readable by CD-ROMs other than
Multi-read compatible (UDF compatible) CD-ROMs
Multiread compatible (UDF compatible) CD-ROMs are:
1. CD-ROMs that can read low reflectance. 2. CD-ROMs that support Packet Write.
❏ Please note: Certain software (i.e. particularly those including Video playback) may require a
considerably increased specification PC to give acceptable results. While this Super Multi DVD
Rewriter can read DVD-video discs, decoding them to display on your pc’s monitor requires
separate MPEG decoding that is done by separate hardware (either an MPEG decoder card or
MPEG decoding done by your video card), or separate software that you install to do MPEG
decoding. For further details, refer to the documentation that comes with MPEG software.
Front Panel
1. SATA Power Connector (15 pin)
2. SATA Data Connector (7 pin)
Rear Panel
1. Disc Tray
2. Emergency Eject Hole
3. Stop/Eject Button
4. Drive activity indicator
1 2
2 3
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Installing the Drive
Before installing the drive, please note the following points.
■ You will need the following:
• A screw driver of a suitable size to fit the securing screws for the drive unit.
• The manual for the computer, so you can find the mounting positions for the
SATA cable.
■ Turn off all peripheral appliances of the computer and the computer itself, and
disconnect their power cords from the wall sockets.
■ Discharge any static electricity on your person by touching the computer covers, etc.
Removing the Computer Cover
Make sure all peripheral devices of the computer and the computer itself are turned
off, and then remove the cover. Refer to the manual for the computer for details about
removing the cover.
NOTE : There may be sharp edges inside the computer so take care to avoid injury.
Mounting the Drive
1. Remove the 51
/4″ drive bay panel from the computer. Refer to the manual for the
computer for details.
2. Insert the drive unit into the bay. Do not apply excessive pressure to the cables
inside the computer.
3. Secure the drive with the screws. If there is not enough space behind the drive,
connect the SATA and other cables before securing the drive.
NOTE : This is a general installation guide. If your PC hardware appears
different, please consult your hardware manual for installing peripheral devices.
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PC Connection
The Super Multi DVD Rewriter connects to the motherboard of the host computer
using a SATA interface cable.
Connecting the SATA Power Cable
Connect the power cable so the projection of the cable connector side to come to the
left side. Be careful not to connect upside down.
NOTE : Improper connection may damage the drive and void the warranty. Generally,
the power connector can only fit one way.
Connecting the SATA Data Cable
Connect the data cable. Be careful not to connect upside down.
Connect to the power
connector of the PC.
Connect to the SATA
connector on the PC's
Data cable
Power cable
Data cable
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Device Drivers
When using Windows XP Home Edition/XP Professional/Vista/Windows 7, no special
device driver is required. Your system, upon Power On and bootup after installing and
connecting the new Super Multi DVD Rewriter, will recognize and load native
software drivers automatically.
Please consult the following internet sites:
http://www.lgservice.com (then choose your country from the list)
For Windows XP/Vista Users
■ In order to ensure normal drive operation, please check the following:
• The drive is displayed in
Windows XP : [Control Panel]-[System]-[Hardware]-[Device Manager]-
Windows Vista : [Control Panel]-[Device Manager]-[DVD/CD-ROM-drives]
• 32-bit is displayed in [Control Panel]-[System]-[Performance]
■ If the drive is not recognized by your computer, please check the following items.
• If an indicator is displayed on the IDE controller in [Control Panel]-
[System]-[Device Manager]-[Hard Disk Controller], you will need to contact
your PC’s manufacturer or the motherboard’s manufacturer and get the
appropriate IDE controller driver.
■ Run Add New Hardware in Control Panel to let PC search again for new device.
Install the appropriate CD Recording Authoring Software before using this unit.
* Please uninstall any previous CD burning software you may have loaded on your
PC in order to prevent possible compatibility issues. Once you have installed the
application software, you may (if you wish) begin to reinstall previous software, taking
note for errors.
We recommend using the drive with the latest software as some problems
encountered when using the drive can be solved by updating the software.
WARNING: Only drives bearing the logo Compact Disc ReWritable Ultra Speed can
write or erase Ultra Speed CD-RW media.
Ultra Speed CD-RW Media may be recognized by the same Compact Disc
ReWritable Ultra Speed logo on the disc label or packaging material.
Attempting to write to Ultra Speed CD-RW media using CD-RW drives NOT bearing
the logo Compact Disc ReWritable Ultra Speed may result in data loss.
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How to Use the Discs
When using CD-ROM discs, CD-R discs, DVD discs or CD-RW discs, don’t attach
any stickers or labels to the discs. It could cause read and write errors, but data on
the disc may be lost due to damage to the disc itself.
Emergency Eject
This drive has a feature that allows the CD to be ejected manually if this becomes
necessary such as failure of the drive or a power outage.
NOTE: Don’t use this feature except in an emergency.
1) Turn the power to OFF.
2) Poke a fine-tipped object (such as a straightened heavy duty paper clip) into the
small hole above the eject button. The front door will pop open and the disk tray
will come partway out.
3) Pull the front door to open it all the way, then grip the disc tray between thumb
and forefinger and gently pull it straight out.
* If you cannot get a good grip on the disc tray with your fingers, use a steel binder
clip or spring clamp to pull it out.
The Discs in this unit operate at a very
high speed! DO NOT use damaged,
cracked or warped discs. The drive’s
optical unit may be damaged if they
DO NOT use non-standard discs. NON-standard discs may not play or store data
NOTE: This feature is a last measure to be
used only in an emergency.
Using it excessively will cause malfunction.
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Before Requesting Service
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 power and SATA cables to the PC correctly connected?
• Is the total length of the SATA cable 20 inches or less?
• Is each connector completely attached?
Other connections may have been knocked lose while installing the drive.
• Cannot Read or Write Discs.
• Is the condition of everything else in the system (CPU, hard disc, and others)
as it should be?
• Does the CD or DVD disc have dirt or scratches?
• Did a screen saver or other application operate while writing to the disc?
• Is there enough free space on the CD, DVD and DVD-RAM 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 condensation 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.)
Please Note: Since this product supports Region Playback Control Phase II,
a certain MPEG decoder card or Software without regional code setting may
cause this drive not to read DVD-ROM discs. This Drive enables you to change
the regional code up to 5 times.
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* The drive’s appearance and specifications may change without prior notice.
DVD-ROM(Single/Dual), DVD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL,
DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD- RAM, CD-Digital Audio &
CD-Extra, CD-Plus, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA-Ready, CD-I FMV,
CD-TEXT, CD-Bridge, CD-R, CD-RW, Photo-CD (Single &
Multi-Session), Video CD, DVD-VIDEO
12cm/ 8cm (8cm disc can be used only with drive placed
Serial ATA
Write :
DVD-R : 2X, 4X, 8X, 16X, 18X,
20X, 22X, 24X
DVD-RW : 1X, 2X, 4X, 6X
DVD+R : 2.4X, 4X, 8X, 16X, 18X,
20X, 22X, 24X
DV DVD+RW : 2.4X, 4X, 6X, 8X
DVD+R DL : 2.4X, 4X, 8X
DVD-R DL: 2X, 4X, 8X
DVD-RAM (Ver. 2.0 & Higher): 2X, 3X, 5X, 6X,
8X, 12X
CD-R: 4X, 8X, 16X, 24X, 32X, 40X, 48X
CD-RW: 4X, 10X, 16X, 24X, 32X
CD-ROM : 7200 kB/s (48X max)
DVD-ROM : 22160 kB/s (16X max)
SATA Gen.1 1.5 Gbps
CD-ROM: 125 ms (Typical)
DVD-ROM : 145 ms (Typical)
DVD-RAM : 270 ms (Typical)
2 MB
100000 Power On Hours (Duty Cycle 10 %)
Temperature: 5 °C to 45 °C Humidity: 15 % to 85 % R.H.
Temperature: -30 °C to 60 °C Humidity: 10 % to 90 % R.H.
DC 5 V, DC 12 V
General Supported Discs
Disc Diameter
Host Interface
Read/Write Speed
Mounting direction
Performance Data transfer rate
Average Access
Time (Random)
Buffer capacity
Environmental When operating
When not operating
Electrical Power
Read :
DVD-ROM (Single/Dual) : 16X/12X max.
DVD-R : 16X max.
DVD-RW : 13X max.
DVD+R: 16X max.
DVD+RW: 13X max.
DVD+R DL : 12X max.
DVD-R DL: 12X max.
DVD-RAM (Ver. 2.0 & Higher): 12X max.
CD-R/ROM: 48X max.
CD-RW: 40X max.
CD-DA(DAE): 40X max.
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The disc rotates at high speed in the drive unit.
Use of worn, damaged, or non-standard
CD-ROM discs can adversely affect the drive
and cause the disc to shatter or crush while in
use. Disc crush can only occur when you use a
damaged CD-ROM disc in the drive. It is an
extremely rare occurrence, but there are steps
which can be taken to prevent it.
Always check your discs before inserting
them into the drive.
1. Take care not to use worn, cracked,
damaged, warped or poor quality
CD-ROMs, as this may cause damage to
your drive.
2. Check the clear plastic on the center of
the disc, cracks here are the main
cause of disc crush.
3. Do not play CD-ROMs which are a non-
standard (I.e. non-circular)shape, such as
heart shaped discs, or discs in the shape
of a business card.
How can you keep your discs from becoming
1. When not in use, remove discs from the
2. Keep discs in the packaging supplied with
them and out of direct sunlight and away
from heat sources.
Excessive vibration or a sudden jolt to the drive
during operation may cause a malfunction.
Avoid exposing the drive to sudden changes in
temperature as it may cause condensation to
collect inside the drive.
Copyright © 2010
©2010 Made by
P/NO. 3828HM1047U Ver. A
Please visit www.lgservice.com and install the program,
“LG ODD Online F/W update.” By using the program,
you can automatically check the latest information about
FirmWares and update the FirmWare.

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