Liteon EZ-Dub on emachine - problem

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#1

HELP!

i am new with “Forum” of any kind. i have read Club CD Freaks so many time and have gained a lot of knowledge. I bought an external Liteon DVD burner EZ-Dub model SHW-160P6SU 06C and would like to use it with my existing emachine which has a DVD reader.

the idea for the external drive is so that i can use it with my old laptop which only has a CD drive.

after i plug the drive on to the emachine, and then install the installation CD, the system ask whether i would like to restart and i click yes. the problem is the computer does not restart and i have turn it off and on (on the power bar since the on/off button does not work) again a few time and nothing show on the monitor. can any one help?


#2

Hi and Welcome!

If your notebook is that old, your external DVDRW drive probably won’t work as USB2.0 high speed is needed.

after i plug the drive on to the emachine, and then install the installation CD, the system ask whether i would like to restart and i click yes. the problem is the computer does not restart and i have turn it off and on (on the power bar since the on/off button does not work) again a few time and nothing show on the monitor. can any one help?
This seems to be a problem, that is not related to the drive, but with your system configuration. What happens, if you disconnect the drive? Can you reboot then?

Michael


#3

Most probably your laptop lacks USB2 capability so you’ll need a PCMCIA USB2 card like this one.
Don’t expect any 16x burns, 8 and maybe also 12x if lucky might be possible though.

[I]Sidenote[/I], our oldest laptop Compaq Armada M700 can handle 8x burns with dvd burner in external quite well.


#4

thank you Michael and pinto2 for your reply. the emachine is not a laptop. it’s a desktop which is over 4 years old and when i disconnect the drive, it still does not boot.

what a bummer!


#5

Think both me and mciahel knew that :slight_smile: , and we answered to this;

the idea for the external drive is so that i can use it with my old laptop which only has a CD drive.
You better fix your desktop problems before connecting EZ-Dub to that “evil machine”. :bigsmile:

In meantime maybe you can get external drive running on your lappy, as suggested above.