Sony DRU501A big problem

vbimport

#1

Problem:
the drive does not react.
The light in front of the drive blinks constantly. It starts blinking from the moment the drive gets electric power (it starts blinking when i power on the PC -> at loading of the BIOS)

Environment:

  • OS: WinXP
  • SONY DRU510A

Actions that lead to the problem:
While writing a DVD+R, i opened the explorer and pointed to the drive. Because the drive was busy writing a disc the explorer seems to hang. After 5 minutes i closed the explorer using the task-manager. Even the taskbar disappeared but reappeared after a bit. The burn-software gives the message that the writing was done with errors (error messages like this ‘…needs to reset…’). Then i wanted to get the disc out of the drive but the led is blinking fast and does not react on my actions. The same problem exists after several reboots. I even had to open the tray with a paperclip to get my DVD.

Actions done without progress:

  • I took out the drive from the PC and let it about 20 ours without electric power.
  • The application to update the firmware does not recognises the drive.
  • The same problem exists when starting up with another OS (Win2000 Pro).

Can anyone give me a solution please?

With kind regards,
Tony Claesen.


#2

I found a solution here:

http://forum.rpc1.org/viewtopic.php?t=26677

remain amused.
-nassor