for start, I’m using Slackware Linux, so bare that in mind if you answer. I have a WinXP on the other partition, but that doesn’t help
now, th problem. when I try to burn cd-rw that I erased just a minut ago k3b(linux writing software) reports input/output errors and after that it won’t read CDs any more. the LED blinks for a really long time and then it stops and shows no media in drive. the most interesting thing is that it reads DVDs just fine. I tried it on two drives with the same CD-RW and they both stopped reading CDs. can it be the bad CD-RW? I’ve never heard of bad disk destroying the drive or even a bad writing software setting destroying the drive
I tried flashing firmware with nec 1.03 firmware and with 1W6 from this site and it didn’t help.
any hint would be appreciated. I really hate the thought of going back to the shop with another bad drive