Imgburn Errors with IHAS124B "No media present" and "No reference position"

willryan42

macrumors regular
Original poster
Feb 26, 2009
137
23
Hey guys. I recently bought a Lite-On IHAS124B burner and an external enclosure to connect to my computer through USB. Everything hooks up fine, computer recognizes it, and drivers get installed fine. ImgBurn recognizes the drive, but I was getting the "Device not ready - no media present - tray closed" error for a while. I've tried with blank verbatim DL, blank dvd-r, and blank cd-r with the same results. I've tried with multiple computers, and even a different usb to sata adapter to see if the enclosure was to blame. Same results.

Now I'm getting a "device not ready (no reference position found)" error. I even tried using my friends IHAS124 (purchased when I got mine) to see if the drive was the problem but I was getting the same errors with that drive as well. It seems like the drive doesn't know that there is a disc in it.

What could the problem be? I find it hard to believe that both of these drives could be to blame...


Here's my log (although nothing really looks suspicious to me...), let me know if I need to give any other information. Thanks!


I 12:43:48 ImgBurn Version 2.5.6.0 started!
I 12:43:48 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 3)
I 12:43:48 Total Physical Memory: 1,048,048 KB - Available: 793,460 KB
I 12:43:48 Initialising SPTI...
I 12:43:48 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
I 12:43:49 -> Drive 1 - Info: MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-898 HC09 (D:) (ATA)
I 12:43:49 -> Drive 2 - Info: ATAPI iHAS124 B AL0S (E:) (USB)
I 12:43:49 Found 1 DVD±RW and 1 DVD±RW/RAM!
 

smirk

macrumors 6502a
Jul 18, 2002
672
47
Orange County, CA
Are you running ImgBurn in Boot Camp or VMWare or something? If it's in VMWare or Parallels, are those applications configured to pass control of the drive to the virtual machine?
 

willryan42

macrumors regular
Original poster
Feb 26, 2009
137
23
I've tried running it in Parallels, Boot camp, and two different PC's. Same errors on all of them.
 

smirk

macrumors 6502a
Jul 18, 2002
672
47
Orange County, CA
Sorry, I didn't notice that you had tried the drive on different computers, as well as tried your friend's drive.

Perhaps ImgBurn doesn't support that drive. Have you tried other software?
 

willryan42

macrumors regular
Original poster
Feb 26, 2009
137
23
I tried it on my mac with disk utility and it says "waiting for disc to be inserted," similar error...
 

emospaces

macrumors newbie
Jun 9, 2012
1
0
Hello,

I take note with interest your post.
I have exactly the same problem with the same hardware.

Could you solve it?

Thank you!