Question about EZQuest Boa CD-RW Burner
It does allow me to listen to a CD in drive, an image of a CD does appear on my desktop, my system profiler does show the disc burner but doesn't show anything on Firewire. Let me know what other information you might need. I just unplugged and restarted my computer and the external drive, and that made no difference.
The confusion over cables... I wondered if you had a Dual Interface Drive ( USB+Firewire ) and had both leads connected, Some people make the mistake of leaving one lead plugged in while adding another, This can cause malfunction but is not your case....
sometimes when I have the external USB drive plugged in I have to look for it in disk utility before I can Write to or format the Disc, This may be due to the fact that X likes internal drives and your default setting does not display your Disc on the Desktop.
The programs tend to seek the drive out hence have no trouble reading from them even if they are not on the Desktop.
USB has no problem with many multiple Devices plugged in, it was just the possibility of two leads two protocols to one Physical drive that I was questioning. Sorry for the confusion.
Posted on May 28, 2008
It is possible that the Burner in the Optical Laser has failed too.
As time goes by and dirt interferes with the readability of the Optical Reader/writer and the device requires more of the available voltage until it can no longer provide the higher function(Burning) at this point the Drive will do the basic functions it was designed for i.e. Read DVD and CD discs, but not write to them as this takes more energy and the Laser can no longer provide it. So Yeah the Drive has probably finished it's service life as a Writer Drive.
Time to look for a Good replacment and remember to clean it every 100-200 Burns...
Posted on May 25, 2008
The mac doesn't like writing to external drives under the earlier versions of X unless there are no internal burners.I had an external USB2/Firewire Drive case that my Macbook Pro could recognise and read from but only if one cable was used. You couldn't use both cables and read the drive twice... once as USB and once as Firewire because X is smarter than that.
I just wrote a CD in my imation External DVD using Disk Utility to control the Drive... Under Leopard I can write to an external USB Drive as if it was internal. The Drive wrote what it was asked to.
If you mount the Disk you can copy stuff to it then Burn a CD or DVD copy easy enough.
Posted on May 23, 2008
Thank you for the feedback. This issue seemed to start after I upgraded to Mac OS 10.4. Previously, I was running on OS 10.28 and had used the drive plugged in the same way for over two years.
Are you asking if I have a USB cable connected to my Firewire device or if I simply have other USB cables connected to my computer? Are you suggesting that I disconnect other USB devices? Your comment on "two cables" leads me to believe that.
The confusing part of this for me is that I can read a CD from the external drive and the CD does show up on my desktop.
Before I posted the first time last night, I turned off the drive, disconnected the Firewire cable from both it and my CPU, and reversed the process.
Could this just be a drive that has crapped itself out?
Posted on May 23, 2008
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