This seems to be the common problem with everyone's CD-RW drive it seems. My new ACER CD-RW drive only works about 10% of the time, i.e. can't see there's a blank disc in the drive and says device not ready. Well, This is the second new drive I have tried (different brands too) and I've switched every cable, switched location ( master/slave combo's), reloaded the Adaptec software, tried CDClone freeware, and it still does the same thing when I want to copy a disc???? It MAY work 1 out of 10 tries, I eve reboot and that doesn't work. This is very frustrating.
1. RE: ACER CD-RW works when it want too. Have to reboot sometimes. lbyard Feb-02-02 10:26 PM In response to message 0
>This seems to be the common problem with everyone's CD-RW drive it seems.
That hasn't been my experience. It's kind of hard to say more without information on the computer and operating system. Larry
2. RE: ACER CD-RW works when it want too. Have to reboot sometimes. Twinhead Mar-23-02 04:09 PM In response to message 1
Given the information you have given it is likely that the drive needs to be cleaned. (I mean the Laser lens) A blank disk is not really blank!! There IS info on the disk wich contain data of the capacety and a pre-written Guidance Track. A written CD contains much more contrast in reflections than a blank CD. Therefore a dirty Laserlens meight be able to read standard and recorded disks, while unrecorded disks are unreadable. Victor.