Solid LED light on CDRW..

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  1. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Doesn't that typically mean that the firmware needs to be upgraded?

    I have a Sony CRX220A1 EIDE CDRW.. and turned on my machine this morning and I can't access the drive nor open the door.. and the LED is solid.

    Sup? I emailed Sony as well, but curious if any of you may know the answer. Sony had no firmware for download on their site.
     
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    Check cables, but it sounds dead.
     
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    Never heard of that before...

    Sony's wonderful website yeilded worthless documentation in about 30 languages. :hsugh:
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    Agreed.. same bullshit I found.

    I emailed them, still no response..
     
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    No, really, check the cables, if no go put it on a different channel. If no go try a different computer if you can. If still no go, it's DEAD.

    Steady light usually means
    a: the cable is reversed or damaged
    b: there is a problem with the IDE channel/controller
    c: IT'S DEAD
     
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    I'll try it in another machine.. I've already tried a different IDE cable and channel... :(
     
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    It could be the firmware...I had this happen where my cd-rw (lite-on) was working fine for over 3years and then bam! Outta the blue one day, it would write cd's halfway and then a solid orange light = coasters and I couldn't alt+f4, alt+ctrl+del, and had to reboot every single damn time.

    I finally tried flashing the firmware with a newer version and that cleared the problem. You may want to give that a try before you buy a new burner.

    Good luck!
     
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    I've seen it a few times before and each time the drive was dead.
     

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