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Sony CRX230EE-BS not recognizing CD-R's anymore with 2YS3 FW

PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2005 2:17 pm
by jeeka715
In fact, it will accpet cd's (-rw, -r, -rom) but it won't display them in Explorer... It's as if the drive is empty. Nero and Easy Cd Creator 6 always ask for a blank disc although the disc is fine and ready to be burned to.

I have edited the registry to recognize the drive correctly using the article:;EN-US;Q316529

I reinstalled the ASPI from 4.71.2 back down to 4.61 and everything checks out. Nero Info Tool tells me that the NERO ASPI is good as well...

I have tried flashing the Sony CRX230EE-BS to the Lite-On drives SOHR-5239S and SOHR-5239V (pretty sure this is the S version, though)... still nothing.

I have removed the drive in Device Manager AND the IDE Channel and let Windows detect it upon reboot..

I have also removed the drive and booted and then shut down and reconnected and booted back up again to nothing.

I don't get it, The drive is recognized plain as day, no hardware conflicts, DMA is ON, Using the Same TDK 52X CD-R's I have always used (even tried different brands to make sure it wasn't the discs!)

Any suggestions? Please don't tell me my drive is bad already, it's less than a month old.

Note: EVERY Lite-On drive that I have ever purchased, DVD-ROM or CD-RW died within a year, EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM! 6 drives total..... I have just about lost hope in them if I can't get this one running again....If I knew this sony was on OEM Lite-ON I would have stayed away like the plague.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2005 2:38 pm
by dodecahedron
i would beware of those intructions in that M$ KB article.
it's talking about the built-in burning capability of Windows Explorer in WinXP.
you don't want that!

read this FAQ:

Nuts! Didn't Work!

PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2005 9:33 pm
by jeeka715
Unfortunately this tip did not help me. I don't get it, this thing was working then all the sudden it doesn't even see a blank disc in it's drive anymore! Unless TDK changed their media when they stepped it up to the 52x (was using the 48x), I don't see how this would NOT work.

Maybe it is a media thing, but I have tried media that I always used to use (from the same spindle as before) and even that did not work. This is crazy. I hate to say it, but unless a small miracle happens, this Lite-ON OEM drive from Sony is yet another loss for me. If the driv eturnes out to be dead, I will NEVER buy another LITE-ON or any co-branded drive from them again!

Any other suggestions that I might not have tried yet?


PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 3:45 pm
by oslik3
I used to have LiteOn 7s series CDRW drive. After 10 months it developed a similar problem. After inserting any CD the drive blinked a lot (for 30 sec) and then did nothing.

I RMA'd the drive. The only thing I forgot to try before returning the drive - try a lens cleaning CD. Maybe it'll help. If it does, let us know.[/b]