Odd problem with Yamaha CDR100 SCSI 4x CD-ROM Burner

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Odd problem with Yamaha CDR100 SCSI 4x CD-ROM Burner

Postby SammyFox » 2017-12-02 @ 05:06

A neighbor of mine heard I loved old computer stuff and gave me his old scsi yamaha CDR100 4x cd burner and the scsi card it came with along with a sound blaster awe64 gold. All three work great especially the awe64 gold but I have a weird problem with the yamaha drive is that while it'll take normal CDs just fine, it'll stubbornly refuse to take in any sort of CD-Rs which is pretty funny considering it's a CD burner. I don't even want to burn anything, I just want to use my already burned CDs with my games and stuff. Does anyone know what I could do about this?

Also I noticed on my two CD caddies that there are two tabs on the bottom named A and B. what are those for?
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Re: Odd problem with Yamaha CDR100 SCSI 4x CD-ROM Burner

Postby SammyFox » 2017-12-02 @ 07:00

I have made a few tests and I have noticed that while regular CDs in the caddy will start spinning right away in the drive, the CD-Rs barely budge aside from a few twitches before the caddy is ejected.
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Re: Odd problem with Yamaha CDR100 SCSI 4x CD-ROM Burner

Postby yawetaG » 2017-12-02 @ 07:19

Old CD-R drives usually are pretty fussy about the kind of CD-R discs they take. Try high-quality ones, perhaps Yamaha discs. It's also possible the drive won't take any discs that weren't burned on it.
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