okay, i have checked out all the faq’s and whatnot. (they seem to be mostly focused on ‘overclocking’ and updating firmware…unfortunately, i can’t even get to that point). so, here is my problem. i don’t mind being called a newbie or an idiot (even though i’m neither), as long as you point me in the right direction to get this working.
i have had an hp 8x drive for a year or two and never have had any problems with it. i ordered a liteon ltr-48125w from newegg and it came in yesterday. i removed the hp and placed the liteon in there. (secondary slave, i think). therefore, is has the exact same configuration that the hp had.
well, it wouldn’t recognize any cd-r’s. i would start up nero and tell it to burn, but the drive would just eject the disc and prompt for another…even the one that came with the disc. i tried four different brands of cd-r and got the same results with each. i believe the specific error was ‘no medium found’
i removed and reinstalled the drive and checked for bent pins…none.
i thought maybe the version of nero needed to be updated, so i updated it to the latest version available on their website. (i also used the version that came with the drive, and got the same results). i also got the latest versions of cdrwin and clonecd. all of these softwares recognize the drive properly, but will not actually write anything. (clonecd recognizes that there is writable media, but will not write to it.)
i’m getting ready to fill out an rma request to have the drive returned. is there anything you can tell me to get this working before i return it? thanks for any help you can provide…and any help whatsoever is appreciated.