Blank CDs not recognized
Posted on 2003-11-28
Okay, so here's a quick rundown on the problem, with some more info coming when I get to go to my pal's place and examine his stuff for FCC numbers etc...
Got this sony cd-writer that won't recognize a blank cd anymore. It reads your usual cd fine, but whenever I try to burn to it, it fails to see the blank CDs I insert. No matter what software I try using, either. I went with the standard WinXP copy-to-cd, with Nero and with CloneCD, none of them could see it. So I thought it would be a problem with the Operating System, some corrupted driver or whatnot, but get this :
*I tried it with Knoppix (a live-disk debian linux) and it wouldn't recognize the blank disk, even though it reads 'official' or 'copied' disk without a problem*
I tried medias from different companies too, some memorex, some sony's and some cheap'ass verbatim.. no luck.
I'm pretty sure it's a hardware problem and since the drive is somewhat old (2 years or so) that my friend is just sh!t outta luck, but I'd like some confirmation or maybe a tip or two before tossing it...