Cd Writer

  Haggie 17:44 24 Nov 2003
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put in a Philips cd writer into P3 500 msi mobo 256ram but it sometimes does not acknowledge the software disk that comes with it or blank cd media when trying to burn a new disc.
Also hear the disc spinning constantly , as in 15 mins longest i let it run,but it does not read the cd.
the writer works fine as does the software as it has just been taken out a perfectly good machine.


please help.

  woodchip 17:50 24 Nov 2003

try a different brand of CDR or CDRW disc

  woodchip 17:52 24 Nov 2003

PS you may be able to get a firmware update from the Philips site

  Haggie 17:56 24 Nov 2003

the media worked fine on the other pc b4 i removed it.

  woodchip 17:59 24 Nov 2003

If you are win98 go into device manager and remove the CDRW and restart to let windows reconfigure the drive

  Haggie 18:04 24 Nov 2003

k.

would lack of power cos it to continuaslly spin???

  woodchip 18:08 24 Nov 2003

No it's trying to read the tracks

  Rayuk 18:15 24 Nov 2003

You shouldnt leave it in the drive for to long trying to read the cd as this could damage your drive.

  woodchip 18:23 24 Nov 2003

cannot see any difference in that, and it taking 30 mins to write a cd. as it can take more than 15 mins if it's an old and slow reader or computer

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