I’m having problems with the CD burner QSI SBW-241, which is a CDRW/DVD combo drive in my VAIO PCG-FR285M.
I’ve had the laptop for about 3 months now, and haven’t been using the burner that much. But the times I have used it I have been able to burn CDs without any problem. The problem is, now that I actually need the burner, it does not seem to work.
My problem is this; when I try to read a CD that I have burnt myself, it doesn’t want to access it. The CD spins and stops, makes a strange noise as if the disc was hitting something (I assume however that it is the lense moving back and forth) and generally does not want to accept the CD. When I take the CD elsewhere, they can read it but get CRC errors when trying to access any of the files. I can read other peoples burnt CDs fine, along with factory music CDs and DVDs and in fact my own burnt CDS from before the burner started misbehaving. Even the same brand of CDs. The noise and general dislike for the CDs created seems to increase with the amount of data I try to write.
I have tried a variation of CD-Rs, including some high quality ones that cost me a fortune. The problem persists. I’ve tried using the QSI burner in Windows XP, Nero 6, Discjuggler and CDRWIN as burner software, but they all result in corrupt CDs. I have plenty of space left on my machine, so it’s not the file caching. And the firmware installed on burner is VS04, which is the latest. I have also tried writing at slow speed (down to 1x) and tried all variations of closing disc, finalising, simulation, verify. Nothing seems to work.
Do any of you guys have any suggestions, or had similiar problems? Maybe it is the firmware, do I need to use older versions? I desperatelly need help to be able to transfer data for school work, so any help what so ever would be highly appreciated.
Many thanks in advance,