Question about Mitsumi 's CR-485GTE 54x32x54 CDRW (54XMIT) Burner

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I have a Mitsumi 's CR-485GTE 54x32x54 CDRW. Few days ago I had to format and reinstall everything on a hard disk. Then, I installed the CD-RW and on the hardware profile in windows XP is shown that everything works well, but in the real in my computer CD-RW is recognized, but not opening.It looks like it is attempting to read. I don't have any idea what is going on. The driver is ok, connection with the processor is ok, jumper is set properly. Can someone help me with some idea about what is going on?

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  • Maja Maja Jul 18, 2007

    Thanks for such a quick response. When I said "not opening" I didn't mean it as a hardware problem. When I insert CD it's just spining inside, like reading, but it is not opening or recognizing CD inside the CD rom.

  • Maja Maja Jul 18, 2007

    Hi again
    1. I formatted the hard disk and reinstall windows with mitsumi
    2. Yes CD-RW is recognized at the bios level
    3. Cables are already checked, because I have an old plane CD-ROM which is now used as a "first aid kit" on same set of cables and is working fine.
    4. This can be true, because I have added another hard disk and I was spinning the computer case. Let me try some CD cleaner and will get back to you.
    Thanks for Your help and I haven't realized that I can rate your response at the end of our correspondence. By now, You already deserve A+ for trying to help me

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Hi Maja, When you wrote "CD-RW is recognized, but not opening" are you referring to the tray not sliding? If you are, then it is possible that it is a hardware problem with your CDRW, specifically the tray loading mechanism. Pls refer to http://www.fixya.com/support/t144167-cw088d_cd_rw_drive. Should this be not the case, pls post again. Cheers

Posted on Jul 18, 2007

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    Louie Role Jul 18, 2007

    Hello again Maja,
    Understand you now that the CDRW won't read. A couple of questions pls:
    1. How did you "format and reinstall everything on a hard disk", did you use the Mitsumi or another CD Drive or another media?
    2. Since XP recognizes the CDRW, I presume that it is also recognized initially at the BIOS level as a CD-RW?
    3. When you wrote "I installed the CD-RW", did you mean pyhsically slide in the CD Drive into the casing, if yes you might have to check the IDE cable (or SATA cable) if it is properly sitted to the back connector of the CD Drive. Sometimes 1 or 2 pins may not align properly or simply not connected. Try pushing in the cable connector.
    4. It is also possible that something is lodged on top of the laser eye inside the CD Drive and you have to open it up and physically check/clean the lens.
    Hope things turn out ok. Kind regards.

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    Louie Role Jul 20, 2007

    Much appreciate your last post

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