message: 'no cd-r drive connected'

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by jennifer34, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. jennifer34 macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2003
    just wondering if anyone has had a similar experience and can suggest a fix...
    i just upgraded to OS 10.2.8 from 10.1 and now my external CD burner (Sony CRX1950U) is giving me an error message when I go to burn a disc through the included burning program (B's Recorder Gold). It's telling me there's no CD-R drive connected. It worked under 10.1 (in Classic, since stupid Sony offers no driver/software for OS X for my burner) and way back when when I was using OS 9. It's always been hooked up the same way, through an external, nonpowered USB hub. I even tried hooking it up directly to one of my G4's USB ports in case the hub was the problem, but that didn't work either. And, of course, I've tried restarting, etc.... Anyone else have a similar problem? Anyone have any suggestions? I also just hooked up a scanner via USB, but if it were some sort of problem with having too many devices going through the nonpowered USB hub, it should've ceased to be a problem when I hooked the burner up directly to my computer, and that's not the case. Any suggestions are very welcome. Thanks--

    OK, i just checked classic's apple system profiler and my burner is not even showing up under devices. does anyone know of some sort of problem with 10.2 not recognizing USB devices operating under classic? both of my OS X compatible USB devices (printer, scanner) are showing up in the OS X system profiler. what the heck is going on?
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Apple killed some of the CD drivers and hacks during one of the OS upgrades, so stuff that worked using 10.1.x died when it hit a specific version of 10.2.x

    Somebody may know of a new driver or hack that would get that CD unit working.

    If they don't there may be an answer at...
  3. diamond geezer macrumors regular

    Jan 26, 2004
    If you cant see the device in OS X system profiler, it may be damaged.

    Software-wise, why not purchase Toast 5 lite. It's cheap and works.
  4. jennifer34 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2003
    thanks for the feedback....
    i don't think my burner is damaged, since it was working perfectly fine before i upgraded. it seems to be an upgrade-related issue.
    as far as apple eliminating some drivers in 10.2, does anyone know if they have plans to address these issues? i'm guessing not. i'll probably just have to buy a new burner. aggravating. i searched for a driver online, to no avail. i'm still confused as to why switching to 10.2 should affect a device running under classic. is there an explanation for that? or perhaps my understanding of the OS X/Classic relationship is flawed.
    can anyone recommend a good burner, somewhat affordable, preferably, that runs natively in 10.2?
  5. Mechcozmo macrumors 603


    Jul 17, 2004
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Classic is still running under OS X...

    The drive should still work if you select OS 9 as the boot volume and reboot (If you have already installed the OS 9 driver.)

    But you may want to try Patchburn.

    Should be able to find it by searching here, or by using the XLR8 link.

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