I have a Yamaha CRW2100E connected as an IDE secondary slave, with an LG CDR connected as IDE secondary master.
CRW fails to recognize all (original) audio CD's I've tried, and most data CD's.
Needless to say, it does not burn a thing!
The few CD's it does recognize are ones burned by it when it was ok.
However, some empty media were recognized, but then ejected in the middle of 'burning' (I do not think anything was burned at all!) and never recovered.
Happened when using Direct CD, Nero or CloneCD.
Tried upgrading firmware - no help.
Reinstalling drivers - no help.
Diconnected IDE cable (Pc was off...) - still same problem: almost every CD I've put inside brings up the constant orange light. Frustration!!!
Should I just trash it away?
Second time within a year, and warrenty is void!
The PC is ASUS CUV4X-C with an Intel P3 866MHz, 384M RAM, OS Win2000 (5.00.2195 SP2)