Please let me pick your brains.
While using my Sony CRX160e it seemed to lock-up after inserting a new blank cdr. The eject button on the drive refuses to eject or load a disk. Doesn't matter if it's a cdr, a cdrw, or empty. The eject command from the file manager also fails. (Sounds mechanical to me - but what ??). I used the manual eject to remove the disk and now it doesn't appear to close all the way. At best (or maybe worst - I don't know) it closes but won't read. My file manager says the drive isn't accesible. Visual inspection of the unit in the tower revealed nothing. I checked Device Manager (says the burner is working properly). I then shut down, pulled the unit and opened the burner to try to make sure I wasn't missing something stuck inside. Nothing there. I didn't see anything obvious to me mechanically (but there is plenty I don't know). Pushing the eject button lights up orange once. Then nothing. Btw - the old TEAC cd reader that is installed still works. The reader is master and the burner is the slave if it matters (it hasn't up to now). Cables and connections all seem correct to me.
Any ideas ??
PIII - 500
Windows 98 Second Edition
384 MB RAM
Two hard drives on the first channel
TEAC CD-ROM as master and Sony CRX160E as slave on the second.