Hi, I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 Laptop and my OS is Vista Home Premium SP2-32bit and a few weeks ago it's optical disk drive packed up. I purchased a Samsung SE 208 ext. portable CD/DVD burner as I use iTunes frequently for importing music albums, this it does very well. However, earlier today I attempted to burn a disc but was unable to do so because after placing blank disc in the ext. burner's disc tray and pushing in, the laptop's disc tray automatically slid out and iTunes asked me to place a blank disc in it's tray!
What I would like to know is, do I somehow have to disable/uninstall the laptop's disc drive or is it a case of the ext. burner not getting enough power from the one USB socket connection or do I need to connect with a Y cable for the extra power to fire it up.
I hope I've managed to convey the problem clearly and I would be grateful for any help.