[SOLVED] My external CD rewriter has stopped working
This is a considerable nuisance. I don't know if the drive has just packed up (it is quite old) or if something else is wrong. I haven't actually used it for a long time and I've had quite a few kernel builds since then.The first symptom I noticed is that I can't open the tray except with a paperclip. If I do so, put a disc in and try to mount it, I get "no medium found". Also when I run wodim --scanbus, the drive isn't picked up. And when I try to do a dummy write, I get "Cannot open SCSI driver!" Yet /proc/scsi/scsi has it listed, so the kernel must know it's there:
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
Vendor: Verbatim Model: STORE N GO Rev: 5.00
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 00
Host: scsi2 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
Vendor: AOPEN Model: CD-RW CRW5224 Rev: 1.06
Obviously, I've tried pushing all my cables in hard but that didn't help. Besides, if it was just a bad connection, how come the kernel finds it and wodim doesn't?