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Lightscribe problem

By Frenzy
Sep 15, 2008
  1. recently bought a lightscribe drive (samsung SH-S202N) an for some reason its only bein recognised as a normal DVD-RW drive. the lightscribe control panel says no lightscribe drives found. is there any reason why it wouldnt work except bein faulty?
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151155

    It is a normal DVD R/W Drive isn't it?

    Also is this a Sata or ATA Drive?

    I'm thinking ATA or PATA, in that case confirm the jumper on the end is set for CS (Cable Select)
    Make sure that it's on it's own (not with any other drives attached to the data cable)

    And that it's plugged in securely (M/b and drive end)
     
  3. Frenzy

    Frenzy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    its ATA E-IDE. an yeh it is supposed to be a normal drive but the lightscribe control panel should recognise it, ill quickly try settin it to cable select and on its own cos ive got it set as CS but with another drive as slave at mo (both are on CS)

    EDIT: That didnt work, disconnected the other dvd drive an had Ls drive to CS but still wont detect it. could it be summat to do with the mobo?
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Not if the original (or other) drive works ok

    ok try Master (on that little jumper)

    So it shows in My Computer and runs discs though, doesn't it?

    If that's the only fault, I wouldn't worry about it
    Have you put a movie DVD in to see if it starts?
     
  5. Frenzy

    Frenzy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    well aint tried burnin any discs but it reads fine. ive had dvds in it but not burnt anything at all in it yet. think ive already tried it as a standalone master tho
     
  6. Frenzy

    Frenzy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    fixed it now. jus needed to edit my registry CD-rom settings
     
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

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