Eventually I just used another old CD drive to do the install and hoped that there was some firmware I could get to get it working.
I put the drive back in an old machine to see if its really my system that's doing it, and sure enough, the drive opens right up an on old P1 system.
So I tried it in my new comp again just to see what would happen and it still wont open up, I even pressed the emergency release button with a paperclip but it did the same thing...
Well I went on TDK's website and they only have firmware for drive model "101232" and not "101232A" (<my drive). The installer specifically says not to use it with the "A" model.
Would new firmware really help? What do you think is really happening? (there is nothing obstructing the drive bay)
Edited by zxSolidSnakexz, 28 December 2005 - 08:11 PM.