About 3 months ago I bought 3540 which served me well until last week. Suddenly it stopped reading and writing dvds so I returned it.
As a replacement I got 4550. Problem is - it doesn’t work in my computer. It reads CDs and stamped DVD-s. It doesn’t read any kind of writeable dvds (+,-, R/RW). Using DVD Identifier, Nero or RecordNow I can read some informations about those dvds like track length and type, type of media, brand etc. Upon insertion, for a period about 30 sec, drive really struggles with those disks (spinning them up and down while head is moving). Double-click on DVD-RAM icon in My Computer as a result has a message: “X:/ is not accessible incorrect function”. Anyway I tried drive on other computer and there it works as it should. However this is not a solution 'cause I need burner in this one.
This behavior is consistent through Win98, WinXP and Linux Fedora Core 3. Computer is Duron 1800@1300, Epox 8KTA3 (Via KT133A). Yes I know; this computer is a shit however it suits my needs perfectly so you can stop laughing. I checked the cables and I upgraded firmware on official 1.07. I didn’t try recording anything (nor cd nor dvd) as I see no point in doing so while I canâ€™t read anything. And I tried using â€œVIA_IDE ACCELERATOR_V121â€ driver because it has some tweaks towards compatibility with nec dvdroms however only thing which changed was error message.
Does anyone knows what is the cause of this prolem?