Burner orange [activity] lite on and rhythmic clicking

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#1

History: I’ve been able to burn DVDs for years with same set up until now.

Set Up: I have NEC DVD_RW ND-2500A , DVD±R/RW Recorder, Firmware Version updated

  • I have to use -R or -RW in order to play on tv dvd player
  • I have successfully used Shrink, Nero, Decrypter, IMGburn, Fixit4Me, FixVTS
  • I have previously been successful with Fujiflim, TDK, Maxell

Problem: Burner orange [activity] lite on and rhythmic clicking:

  • All of a sudden, all of the time now:
  • when I insert a blank -R or a -RW disc, to Burn, I get
  • Green lite then changes to Orange and stays on maybe 1 minute or so.
  • Also there’s an faint audible cliking sound about every 2 seconds from the burner, also until lite goes back to Green.
  • Open any Burn program and get ” Device not Ready. Medium not Present.
  • Check Disc Info says “No disc inserted or drive not ready. Please try again.”

I see in prior Postings that others have 3 clicks but burns ok. My clicking stays on longer and can’t burn.

Actions taken:

  • I Uninstalled Burner, Removed USB cable, unplugged

  • Did System Restore to date before problem - [ 1st time, apprehensive about might have lost. As I see things noted [2], can I safely Delete originals?]

  • hooked up again and Re-installed Burner

  • re-installed Firmware update.

  • Still have same problem.

  • I put a Movie in Burner

  • Green to O to G lite

  • I “Explore” burner Drive, got Audio_TS and Video_TS folders, cliked on a VTS to play movie.

  • and then got message “No disc in G.” [burner drive]

  • Re-inserted movie, and again cliked on a VTS to play movie. .

  • Burner lites flashing rapidly both at same time G,O,G,O but movie played ok with WinDVD.

But when I go back to inserting blanks, I get the same problem.

I don’t know what else to post for now.


#2

Your drive is nearly dead.
I would buy a new one.


#3

Thank you.
Any suggestions, but price is a consideration.


#4

My problem appears to be resolved by using Verbatim dvds, as recommended.
Although I now get “Unknown BurnPhase” as have other submittals, the Burn is successful.
Thank you for your interest in resolving my problem.


#5

Sorry you didn’t get the help you wanted. Usually when a drive “starts acting different” it’s going dead. Trouble shooting is difficult to do when you are not there to see what happens. We can only guess and suggest.