I do appreciate the suggestions, although I’m afraid there is no way to do anything about the drive now. As it says in the rather numerous posts of disgruntled Creative customers, they basically did a “bait and switch” with regards to their products. Jul 29, Posts: Thought I’d do some research on why my burner just doesn’t want to work. I can close the drive fine if there is nothing for it to load.

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In the System Properties dialog box, click the Device Manager tab. Switch on the computer after you have installed the CD-RW drive. Time for bed, I’ll fiddle more tomorrow.

Digital Audio connector Connects to a digital audio tape DAT or professional audio recording system for digital recording.

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Fri Dec 14, 4: Now you can archive your documents or multimedia content and create your own CDs. So going back to the OEM drive Samsung is not possible. Front panel of your CD-RW drive. So much for making mix cd’s for my friends. All other products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Stereo Phone jack Allows you to connect a pair of earphones or powered speakers to the drive.


It is going to sleep with the fishies.

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LED indicator Indicates the state of the drive: In the Control Panel window, double-click the System icon. Playing audio, reading crdative from and writing data to disc. To eject the tray, press the Eject button.

Oh, and this drive works fine in EZCD 4. Fri Dec 14, 5: Am open to any further suggestions, Ego Dog edit: I do appreciate the suggestions, although I’m afraid there is no creativf to do anything about the drive now. Eject hole When there is a power failure or system failure, you can eject the disc tray by inserting and pushing a straightened paper clip into the Eject hole as shown below.

Again, too late to edit, but EDIT: I can just pick one for cheap crextive time I’m on “neweggg”. It makes your CDs a cost-effective and reliable means to store large files for distribution and storage.

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The Eject button will not eject the disc tray if the tray is locked by a software application. It’s a community-based project which helps to repair anything. Ironically, because I don’t technically have thebut thethere is nothing I can do. I can close the drive fine if there is nothing for it to load.

Remember to switch off the power supply to your system before inserting the clip into the Eject hole. To check the Firmware version number 1. Pull the ejected tray out gently. Los Angeles, CA Creatvie Fri Dec 14, 8: Finally Figured it all Out re: