sony dvd burner crash

By mfm1200
Sep 23, 2005
  1. whilst burning a disc i got an error over disc failed.
    i could'nt remove the disc so i shutdown and manually ejected the disc.
    now on bootup the drive just has the light flashing permanently, i cant open it or the pc doesn't even recognize it.
    i've tried disconnecting it and re-connecting it to see if the pc will see it.
    but no joy.
    i put it in my backup pc and found that it was recognized,(as dru-510a boot drive) but still has the flashing light and i am unable to open it or get anything out of it.
    am i going to have to throw it away, at this stage it seems so.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Before you throw it away, look for some obvious damage.

    Check the power and data connectors for broken/bent pins. Open the thing up and look for debris, broken gears, dislodged rails, excessive dust etc.
  3. mfm1200

    mfm1200 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    no i won't ditch it just yet,
    i tried to open it myself but my knowledge on them is minimal, but i know somebody who will take a look at it.
    thanks again.
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