I didn't want to tag this onto the bottom of the review page for this drive (which I sort of was doing before), so here's a new thread.
Drive seems to be work OK I guess, except I have run into a few problems.
As the title suggests, I am having difficulty getting the drive to read a couple of Audio CD's, which were shop bought not CD-R.
REM - Automatic for the People
Fleetwood Mac - Say You Will (Enhaced CD)
there maybe more, but I haven't checked my whole catalogue yet.
I put the disc in the drive and it lights it's little activity LED on the front, and then goes out. I look in my computer, no disc icon. If I double click it tells me to inset a disc into drive.
WMP won't honour there even being a disc either.
I looked using Nero tools that came on the disc with the retail drive, and although it can't read the disc, it knows there is a disc in there. It just says no disc in drive if I try and do anything.
I bunged the same discs in the Samsung SH-203B and that read them with no hassles at all, as if there wasn't a problem.
It's not the discs being faulty, as they play in a separate DVD player also. The new drive will play some other audio CD's, so it's not like it is having a major malfunction. This drive also played P!nk Enhanced CD's too, so that's not the issue.
It seems to me a bit of a windows/drive/firmware/driver or a disc copy protection issue.
I'm sure my 7yr old Win98se PC did it a couple of times with an old Samsung DVD-ROM not wanting to read a CD, but the Ricoh-MP7200A would. Then all of a sudden the DVD-ROM would again.
Anyone know how to fix it?
I looked around and haven't really found the solution - lot's of people asking similar questions with all manor of different drives.
I recently updated firmware for the drive too GL24 to GL27, that made no difference.
I have a second problem, concerning a CD-RW Hi-Speed 4-12X (10X).
I has written it as an audio CD in the Samsung, and successfully erased in the LiteOn.
However, when trying to burn a new audio CD (in EAC), it keeps jamming up.
"Write error. Write blocks. Logical unit not ready. Long Write In Progress"
The LED stays on the drive, EAC can be quitted, and windows rebooted, but the drive will not let me stop it, remove the disc or anything. It needs a power down and power up to allow ejection of the disc, and reset the drive.
I chuck the same disc back in the drive and there appears to be a track there (from the previous burn, before erase). So leads me to believe that the erase is not completing, and the LiteOn seeing data already written to the disc.
Tried a full erase in CDBurnerXP instead of the quick erase. Nope, same problem.
Samsung doesn't have an issue at all - erase in Samsung, then write and all is hunky dory.
I need to be able to write the disc in the LiteOn so I can determine the write offset.
Read offset is +6 (just like the Samsung).