I have a formac 161040 cd rw.
It has recently stopped working for me. When I try to use it it makes noises as if it's going to read something and then stops dead.
When I turn my formac drive on whilst plugged into my mac G4 400 PCI the operating system (9.2.2) hangs and only receives information when I turn the drive off again. Then it will perform all the mouse click operations I have performed trying to get the drive and the OS to work.
Before this sudden refusal to work I had gone through the rigmarole of sorting out extensions so that the drive worked. I had installed nothing new when it started going wrong and I have tried re-arranging all of the extensions that are pertinent to the firewire connection and sotware that uses it.
Any thoughts on how I can rid myself of such a problem?