Making a Firewire CD burner -- Help

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by revenuee, Apr 19, 2005.

  1. revenuee macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2003
    A place where i am supreme emporer
    so here is the set up ... i have a Lacie D2 firewire hard drive that crapped out on me, i took the thing apart, swapped the hard drive into my machine to see what would happen, and it's the drive thats done

    i also have an OLD usb 1.1 CD Burner ... that burner is painfully slow

    so here is what i have been attempting to do

    carefully took out the CD writer out of it's USB enclosure, and hooked it into the firewire enclosure... unfortunatly ... nothing happens in way off allowing me to use the drive

    the thing powers up, i can open and close the drive tray, but when a CD is inserted nothing loads, and the front light goes red

    when there is no media, there is no light on at all

    any suggestions? maybe some guidance? or is it just a lost cause?
  2. Miner Willy macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2004
    Bradford, UK
    Just a thought...

    Make sure that the Jumper on the back of the drive is set to Master (M) and reconnect it all back up. It should work fine as long as it's a regular IDE drive.


  3. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816


    May 3, 2004
    Hamilton, Ontario (CANADA)
    If you have toast, see if it is recognized there.

    Also download and use patchburn (search for it on google).
  4. homerjward macrumors 68030


    May 11, 2004
    fig tree
    how do you fit a 5.25" optical drive into a 3.5" hard drive case?

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