YAMAHA CRW3200 - lights on

vbimport

#1

hello, there is a problem with this CD-RW drive I got from ebay.
the led light is always on.
every time I turn on the pc the drive’s blue led starts blink, after that (4-5 sec) it become blue-red* and stay always on.

*both colors? :eek: or it’s just red? well, a strange tonality.

I tried to burn cd-r but all I got was:
http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/8773/uyfyfyi2.png

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/9712/dfsdfhhs2.png

anyone know how to fix this drive? :confused:
thanks in advance


#2

Possible causes:

  1. A faulty or inadequate power supply. Try another plug (preferably on a different line) and/or a different PSU or computer. Some drives are extremely sensitive (e.g. PX-716 which will flash an error code if it doesn’t like you PSU).

  2. A faulty IDE cable. Try a different cable, preferably the flat type, and make sure it does not exceed the maximum length of 45cm. Also check that the Master/Slave configuration is correct (remember Cable Select will only work with an 80-conductor cable).

  3. Incompatibility between the drive and the controller. Are you using separate IDE controller card (make & model?) or a 3rd party controller on the motherboard (ditto). Are you using an IDE-SATA bridge?

  4. Conflict/incompatibility with another drive on the same IDE channel (or even the other channel on the controller).

  5. A faulty drive. Read/write problems may be caused by contamination on the lens, but the LED flashing could be an error code (search for a list of Yamaha LED error codes?).


#3

Yamaha have PDF manuals for their CD writers on their web site:

http://www.yamahamultimedia.com/yec/helpcenter/customer/manuals.html

It looks like the LED activity you described [I]may[/I] be normal behaviour for that drive.


#4

well, I tried again from a completely different pc.
the CD writer always fail, like this:

[QUOTE=the boy;2635070]
I tried to burn cd-r but all I got was:
http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/8773/uyfyfyi2.png

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/9712/dfsdfhhs2.png

anyone know how to fix this drive? :confused:
thanks in advance[/QUOTE]

and other times it’s trying to start with [I]LEAD IN[/I] but it freeze, Imgburn cannot response, neither with X button. :eek:

[QUOTE=Ibex;2635088]Yamaha have PDF manuals for their CD writers on their web site:

http://www.yamahamultimedia.com/yec/helpcenter/customer/manuals.html

It looks like the LED activity you described [I]may[/I] be normal behaviour for that drive.[/QUOTE]
of course, it’s purple led :doh:
then it’s all ok with the led, but the crw3200e has still a problem to burn CDs.
I tried with TY unbranded CD-R and with JVC cd-r… I think that is a drive fault, aka dead drive :sad:


#5

Imgburn freezing sounds like there may be a controller and/or driver issue. Is the controller on the motherboard or an add on card? (Make & model?) Is the Yamaha the only drive connected to that controller?

Can you try the ‘Create Disc’ test in CD-DVD Speed? (To rule out a problem with Imgburn)

As far as the drive itself goes, you can try cleaning the lens of the optical pickup. The lens cleaning discs you can buy often scratch the lens, so the preferred method is to open the drive and carefully clean the lens using a cotton bud moistened with iospropyl alcohol. You could also check the interior for excessive quantities of dust and inspect the optical pickup rails to see if the oil has dried out. ([I]Don’t even think about applying any fresh oil unless you are certain it is the right type![/I])


#6

[QUOTE=Ibex;2636021]
Is the controller on the motherboard or an add on card? (Make & model?) Is the Yamaha the only drive connected to that controller?
[/QUOTE]
the drive is connected directly on the mainboard.
the MB is ASUS Crosshair III Formula, click here

[QUOTE=Ibex;2636021]
As far as the drive itself goes, you can try cleaning the lens of the optical pickup. [/QUOTE]
already done, with isopropyl alcohol and cotton bud. :wink:
all old drives I have are clean, the lens are all shiny. no dust inside any drive I have.
if I wanna apply oil on rail what kind of oil can be used?

[QUOTE=Ibex;2636021]
Can you try the ‘Create Disc’ test in CD-DVD Speed? (To rule out a problem with Imgburn)
[/QUOTE]
I’ll try.
(probably not an Imgburn fault, with other drives there are no problems).


#7

wasn’t an Imgburn fault, was the write speed selected.
at 8x always fail, but at 16x it works always correctly.

[QUOTE=Ibex;2636021]
Can you try the ‘Create Disc’ test in CD-DVD Speed? (To rule out a problem with Imgburn)
[/QUOTE]
here it is, with cdspeed

write @ 16x
JVC CD-R (taiyo yuden)

c1 c2 scan (the day after I write the cd)

beta / jitter

trt


#8

and here it is with Imgburn
write @ 16x
JVC CD-R (taiyo yuden)

burn

verify

c1 c2 scan (the day after I write the cd)

beta / jitter

trt