Relisys DVD ROM problem...

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Rooster, Dec 19, 2001.

  1. Rooster

    Rooster Guest

    Since fitting a new Relisys DVD (16x) I've got an odd problem... majority of the time it wont give me my disks back !!! i.e., press eject and it just sits there, LED flashing away ! I can still read the disk in the drive, and if I send an eject command from "my computer" it will eject after a few seconds... But press the button, and it either doesn't eject at all (see above) or ejects about 1cm, then retracts again or very rarely, ejects normally !!
    If I stop the PC before the OS loads, it works fine - so I guess the drive is ok, and its on the same cable as my writer, which works ok (YES thejumpers ARE set right !!)
    Any ideas please ?
    Thanks
    Rooster

    PS. Just tried the drive in an "ME" PC and its fine ! So its gotta be XP !
     
  2. Akash

    Akash OSNN Senior Addict

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    dvdroms buggered
    send it back
     
  3. Rooster

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    As mentioned above... the drive is ok !! it works fine in another OS, AND I have asked this question in the newsgroups and there have been a couple of "mine does this as well" replies... but no solution ! I have rang Relisys, but their techi is away until Friday - so hopefully I will know more then .... unless there is someone out there who can help ????

    Rooster
     
  4. Bytes Back

    Bytes Back Ex Police Chief

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    Seen this with a Philips cd writer, ended up swapping master and slave around. Cured it (just dont ask why)
     
  5. chopper20

    chopper20 Guest

    this is not much help to you but i have the same problem
     
  6. Akash

    Akash OSNN Senior Addict

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    hmm what problem do u have with the philips cdrw?
    beacuse i noticed im having a problem where sometimes, the cdwriter can just power off
    like i could have copied 3 cds, and then when i put my 4 th cdi n, it flashes and then dies.... i can still eject but XP itself cannot read the cd .... until i reboot the machine
     
  7. chopper20

    chopper20 Guest

    sorry did not make my self very clear. i have the same problem as the top question with the relisys dvd player
     
  8. Rooster

    Rooster Guest

    Spoke to Relisys tech guy last week, who promised a firmware upgrade "available by the end of Friday the 21st... "
    Well I cant see it on the web site... !!!
    If it aint working right soon, they are having it back !

    Rooster