Toshiba SD-M1802 doesn't regognize empty cdroms/dvds

hi,

i’ve been searching for a week now to solve my problem, but couldn’t get any solution.

My m1802 drive doesn’t regognize any empty media, neither cds nor dvds. I’ts absolutely fine with original cds or even burned media.

When i insert empty media, the drive just keeps on loading and loading and it doesn’t do anything, the led keeps blinking.

I also couldn’t find a suitable driver for xp, the toshiba website only offers a driver for win 98, weird.

if anyone encountered the same problem and could solve it, i’d be glad to get a hint.

thanks

here’s what DiscInfo gets about my drive, strange:

DISCINFO VERSION : 1.5.5.9
VENDOR : TOSHIBA
MODEL : ODD-DVD SD-M1802
REVISION : J031
VENDOR SPECIFIC : 10/24/03
LOADING MECHANISM : Tray
NUMBER VOL. LEVELS : 16
BUFFER SIZE : 256KB
INTERFACE : ATAPI
RPC2 SCHEME : NO
ANALOG AUDIO PLAY : YES
COMPOSITE OUTPUT : NO
DIGITAL PORT-PORT1 : YES
DIGITAL PORT-PORT2 : NO
READ UPC CODE : YES
MULTISESSION READ : YES
MODE 2 FORM 1 : YES
MODE 2 FORM 2 : YES
READ ISRC CODE : YES
READ BAD CODE : NO
BUFFER UNDER-RUN : NO
MT. RAINIER : NO
CAN READ CDR : YES
CAN READ CDRW : YES
CAN READ CDRM2 : YES
CAN WRITE CDR : NO
CAN WRITE CDRW : NO
CAN TEST WRITE : NO
CAN READ DVD-ROM : YES
CAN READ DVD-R : YES
CAN READ DVD-RW : YES
CAN READ DVD-RAM : NO
CAN READ DVD+R : NO
CAN READ DVD+RW : NO
CAN WRITE DVD-R : NO
CAN WRITE DVD-RW : NO
CAN WRITE DVD-RAM : NO
CAN WRITE DVD+R : NO
CAN WRITE DVD+RW : NO
MAX CDR READ SPEED : 48

All Write-Entries, are tagged: No!

Any Suggestions??? Thanks

did you upgrade the firmware? the model 1802 is the only toshiba DVD Rom drive that they ever released a firmware upgrade for.