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Old 01-23-2004, 08:58 PM   #1
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Angry dvd burner -- toast?


I've had a DVD burner for about two weeks. It worked when I initially installed it (at least I was able to burn a couple cds) but now it has developed a problem. When I turn the machine on, it ejects. When I try to close it by pressing the eject button, it closes, and then reejects. The way to make it stay closed is to hit the eject button just as it is reejecting, causing it to change its mind and suck the tray back in. I can't mount any media that are in it. Here's the various config references to it:

> cat /etc/fstab | grep cdrom

/dev/scd1 /cdrom iso9660 defaults,user,noauto,ro 0 0



> cdrecord -scanbus
Cdrecord-Clone 2.01a19 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2003 Jörg Schilling
Linux sg driver version: 3.1.25
Using libscg version 'schily-0.7'
scsibus0:
0,0,0 0) '_NEC ' 'DVD_RW ND-1300A ' '1.08' Removable CD-ROM
0,1,0 1) *



> lsmod | grep scsi
ide-scsi 9296 0
scsi_mod 90560 3 [sg ide-scsi sr_mod]
ide-core 91704 6 (autoclean) [ide-scsi ide-floppy ide-disk ide-detect sis5513]


Are any of these wrong, or is it toast?
 
Old 01-23-2004, 09:15 PM   #2
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Hmmm... will the drawer stay closed when toast is not running?
If not then I'd bet on a hardware fault. Otherwise toast is sending eject commands when it shouldn't.

Have you tried sticking a disk in it (leaving it open) then trying to mount the cdrom it normally. (The draw should close - though it may open again...)

Have you tried running the burner from terminal?
Simon
 
Old 01-23-2004, 09:47 PM   #3
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-- silly of me to use the expression "toast" when "toast" is also famous burning software. To be clear, I was using "toast" to mean "broken". Yeah, I've tried mounting from a terminal, and it only stays closed when I do the "double eject button" maneuver as described above.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 01:20 AM   #4
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Hah - not burner but burned!
Right - ho

I take it you *can* mount the media once youve tricked the drawer closed?

It sounds like the eject button is loose - and the closing drawer is jiggling it. Your finger on the button as it opens stabilises it... maybe... to be sure, you'll have to try the DVD-RW under a different OS and/or a different machine. You could also try installing an old CD-R/CD-RW or whatever you used to have and see if the same software still runs that.

It may be worth it - depending on the law where you are you may be able to replace it as faulty goods since you've only had it a couple of weeks.

Basically, I cannot see how the mounting/installation could give rise to this problem (as you supplied). Of course, someone could always contradict me.

Good luck
Simon
 
  


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