I have an External NEC 2500A, which I got from e-bay about a year ago. I've had no problems until the lastfew months.
The drive will click when inserting a black CD, and will not burn any type of Audio, even with Roxio 6, Alcohol 120, BlindWrite, CopyToDVD, or RealPlayer full version. None of these programs will even recognize a drive here when tying to record an Audio CD.
However, All of these programs listed above, except Real Player, will burn Data CDs and DVDs with no problem...
I thought it was the firmware, and I had V1.7 (or maybe it was 1.07), and I upgraded to V 1.09 from NECs web site (for the 2500A), restart my PC and the external drive, and still nothing. It will burn/copy DVDs and data CDs but not audio.
Also, I tried changing the hardware properties using the device manager to allowCD burning, the prompt me to ask when a blank disk is inserted etc. No change.
Any and all suggestions are greatlly appreciated. Thank you for your time all who respond!