CD Burner red LED constantly on

vbimport

#1

Hi

I have this ancient CD burner with a Traxdata label on it.
The closest thing to a Model number is this: E118405.

The problem is the device ignores me when I press the eject button and I guess the red LED going on as soon as it gets some power isn’t a really good sign aswell.

Does anyone know what my drive is trying to tell me ?


#2

Welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

Check the IDE (flat) cable connection. :slight_smile:


#3

Thanks

It’s not that simple I’m afraid, I checked the cables multiple times.
I believe it’s some internal damage (no visible damage), I was hoping someone could tell me where to find a datasheet or any document that can give me a hint which IC/fuse or whatever it might be.


#4

Welcome to the freaks. :slight_smile:
As your drive is old its probably knackered, new drives are cheap, easy to install and are faster. Why not splash out on a new one. BTW there are no serviceable parts that you will be able to replace. :sad:


#5

This is a relabeled Philips burner if I’m not mistaken.
But it seems that several revisions of burneres were released under the E118405 name (2x, 4x, 8x…)? :eek:

I don’t know whether a red LED is normal but usually drives only flash redly when something special occurs, like firmware flash.
If your system recognizes the burner you could try to reflash the firmware…


#6

Nope can’t see the drive anywhere in Windows.
The drive usually lights the green LED when powered up.

If a firmware update goes wrong, does the LED remain red after reboot ?