I haven't burnt with this 411s unit for a while. Recently I wanted to backup a directory. I bought some Princo DVD-R 50 spindle a while ago and had no problems with them. So the other day I placed one of the blanks in, it took about 2 minutes before the LED stopped flashing. I then ran Nero to do the burn but when it came to actually doing the job it spat the disk out and told me to put in an empty one.
I tried several disks that I knew were blank and all came up the same.
I then flashed the drive to FS0K (from J) which then made it worse because I could no longer even read pressed disks.
Since then I have used Different utilities (thanks to the efforts of the CDFreaks in these forums ), and resetting methods, and still the same thing.
- Reflashed to earlier firmware
- removed drivers and rebooted
- forced ASPI from 4.57 to 4.6
- reset EEPROM (after backing it up)
Thanks to everyone who is involved here
I read on one thread that it might be something mechanical with the LPU and spring, as I now intend to buy a new drive I might as well play with this one.
Before openning it I will try it on another system with a fresh install of XP, and on another system that still has 98SE on it.
I also read someone mention about using an 80 way cable replacement, I will see if I have a spare.
Does anyone have another idea to what I might do before I start playing?