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agent_24
16-06-2004, 05:22 PM
I have a CyberDrive CW038D 16/12/40 Speed CD-RW drive I bought off Dick-smith about two years ago and it's been quite good (apart from the speed) though recently it has decided that if it's empty with no CD in, it won't eject, and i have to stuff a paperclip in the eject hole. (it will eject fine if there IS a CD in it)

With no CD, it will try to eject, there is a clunk noise (same as when it does eject) the tray comes out about 0.5mm then goes back in again and the light flashes.

Cyberdrive released a Firmware update for it to cure a "tray_lock_startup" or something on windows 95, but as I am running XP.....

I upgraded the firmware but still does the same thing.

Anyone got any ideas?

(I have 3 other Cyberdrive Drives on other computers and they have all been working fine.)

agent_24
16-06-2004, 08:35 PM
reckon it could be a physical or a software problem?

Lohsing
16-06-2004, 08:36 PM
Can you try it in another PC?

Lo.

tweak\'e
16-06-2004, 08:37 PM
swap the drive to the other pc's and test it.

agent_24
16-06-2004, 08:37 PM
yea, ive tried it in several, still same results

Lohsing
16-06-2004, 08:38 PM
I'd say your drive is dead then.

Lo.

tweak\'e
16-06-2004, 08:39 PM
throw it.

cd burners are so cheap now..........

Lohsing
16-06-2004, 08:39 PM
Double SNAP!

Lo.

agent_24
16-06-2004, 08:41 PM
hmm, i think ill keep using it, as long as i keep a CD in it all the time im fine