Lite On Cdrewriter

  pl 21:19 07 Jan 2004

My friends Cdrewriter has gone wrong it was once working nothing was altered then it stopped working could the laser of failed.
PS It doesn't burn or read CDs

  Diodorus Siculus 00:16 08 Jan 2004

Check to see if the connectors have come loose: either its power supply or the connector to the mobo.

Is the CD recognised in the device manager? The BIOS?

  the kopite 04:51 08 Jan 2004

PL could be corrupted driver have you tried reinstalling the software kopite

  matthew-293741 07:21 08 Jan 2004

does your friend actually use it for VCD's etc...if he/she using nero?...if so are they using the "overburn" function...if again the answer is yes then they could of well knackered there drive.....need more info on its past use and what software you are running.

  Gongoozler 07:43 08 Jan 2004

If it was working and suddenly stopped working, and the rest of the computer is ok, then the probability is that the cd rewriter has failed. The cd read driver is part of Windows. Is there a second cd-rom drive, if that is working normally, then the Windows driver is ok.

  pl 12:09 10 Jan 2004

the software being used is nero.
Diodorus Siculus
The drive is recognised in Device Manager.
And the connectors are fully in.
It was working fine then suddenly stopped and the second drive is working normally
He doesn't use it to burn VCDs.
Thanks for the replys.

  pl 12:34 10 Jan 2004

I have reinstalled Nero
and tried B's recorder still no luck.
Could the drive need replacing.

  Diodorus Siculus 16:03 10 Jan 2004

Sounds like it may need replacing; do you have the option to try it in another machine or try a different drive in that machine before buying a new one?

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