Ok I am running a XP, fast computer. Everything is fine. I was watching a DIVX movie today, in my CD-RW writer drive, normal CD, done it a thousand times. About halfway through the movie, the CD makes a funny noise, and stops, I close the Program (GDivx) and unboot the disc. I wait for a few seconds, then reboot the disc. Nothing, my orange lights flashes for a while, not spinning, no reading, no noise at all, then disappears. I have tried all my CD-R's, none work. I tried shutting down my computer and restarting it. I don't think this is a problem with the lens at all, because my CD-RW won't even recongize the CD, or is it. I experimented and opened Nero, popped in a brand new, unwritten CD-R, and tried to burn a regular CD. Nero said.."please insert disc with succifient capacity." i.e. telling to me that it does not recongize the disc. Should i go and un-install/re-install my drivers for the writer. Or should I try to the CD-disc cleaner, or is my burner toast. Please help me THANKS!
Ok, well you are correct it is the belt drive, because the position doesn't change. System Stability is good, it still recongizes it is there etc. etc, so what do you propose I do about this? Thank you oh so much for your help!
Do I need to buy a new belt, replace the whole CD-RW drive, please reply Thanks!
I've never tried to repair a CDROM/CD-RW but it would drive me nuts if I thought one of my drives weren't working simply because of a belt.
I just opened a couple drives. (Been a while since I last did this). An expensive but old HP writer seems to have a belt drive but a cheap CDROM (not so old) has a direct drive. The belt in the HP seems a bit inaccessible.
It's up to you if you want to even look but it's probably not worth the effort to repair, assuming a belt is the problem.
I'd doublecheck the IDE cable at both ends. If that not the problem get a new writer. Sorry.
Test another power connector and also another CDROM/CDRW if you have one, just to make sure it's not a power issue.
<b>99% is great, unless you are talking about system stability</b><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by phsstpok on 05/09/03 10:09 PM.</EM></FONT></P>