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  1. Oh right! So when the disc gets ejected it just stops at the end of the little claw type things?

    Do you have to remove the disc straight away or can you let all 25 pile up?

     

    Yes, the disc is dropped onto the slide. The opening of the draw after each drop helps to push each CD onto the slide and they pile up to about 4 or 5 before they start overflowing.

     

    I have actually taken the slide off and just place the end above a CD container (the slide, rubber feet and weight balance are set up for this) and they happily float down and stack up to whatever height you want (had a pile of about 50 so far with no problems).

     

    Its very simple -which is always a good thing with mechanics.

     

    The only drawback over a picker would be lower radius disc sizes can't be used and perhaps very thin discs may fail (although I haven't had one feed incorrectly yet).

     

    Thanks again for all your help Lightning :)


  2. Thanks Lightning, I thought I did all that but on reflection perhaps Killing ImgBurn had the effect of not allowing the creation of a NEW ImgBurn.log

     

    I ran it all again, this time with the Self Test and 2 discs and then with the Reader and 2 discs.

     

    Procedure as follows and log files attached:

     

    **********************************

    Delete BSRobots20.log

    Delete ImgBurn.log

    Open ImgBurn

    Power up robot

    Searching for autoloader devices (tray opens and shuts)

    Device not ready (medium not present)

    DVD Drive discovered and chosen

    F8

     

    Tools>Drive>Auto Loader Control>Self Test>Yes

     

    Tray out, drops Actual Disc to tray, tray in, tray out unloads Actual Disc, tray in, drops Actual Disc to exit.

    Tray out, drops Actual Disc to tray, tray in, tray out unloads Actual Disc, tray in, drops Actual Disc to exit.

    Tray out, drops Phantom Disc to tray, tray in, tray out unloads Phantom Disc, tray in, drops Phantom Disc to exit.

    Tray out, drops Phantom Disc to tray, tray in, tray out unloads Phantom Disc, tray in, drops Phantom Disc to exit.

    Perhaps one or two more attempts (red font in Auto Loader control reading "Self testing Auto Loader 1..."

     

    Power Down robot, wait several minutes.

     

    Error PopUp:

    ImgBurn

    Auto Loader Error!

    Funtion:B5_Robots_UnloadDrive

    Error Code:499 (0x1F3)

    Interuption: Hardware error.

     

    Cancel>OK

     

    F8

     

    Exit

    ********************************

    Delete BSRobots20.log

    Delete ImgBurn.log

    Searching for autoloader devices (tray opens and shuts)

    Device not ready (medium not present)

    DVD Drive discovered and chosen

    F8

     

    Choose Read

     

    Tray out, loads Actual Disc, reads to HDD, tray out unloads Actual Disc, tray in, drops disc to exit

    Tray out, loads Actual Disc, reads to HDD, tray out unloads Actual Disc, tray in, drops disc to exit

     

    Then the Phantom Loads/Unloads begin (obviously with no writes to HDD) and usual messages of:

    Loading media into drive...

    Waiting for drive to become ready...

    Rejecting media from drive...

     

    Power Down robot, wait several minutes with static message of Rejecting media from drive...

     

    Error PopUp:

    ImgBurn

    Auto Loader Error!

    Funtion:B5_Robots_UnloadDrive

    Error Code:499 (0x1F3)

    Interuption: Hardware error.

     

    Cancel. wait a few seconds.

     

    Error PopUp:

    Device:\\?\usbstor#cdrom&ven_pioneer&prod_dvd-rw_dvr_-111d&rev_1.23#061000000711&03{53f56308-b6bf-11d0-94f2-00a0c91efb8b}'

    Reason:The system cannot find the file specified.

     

    Cancel

     

    Cancel

     

    F8

     

    Exit

    *******************************

     

     

    Hopefully that is all valid now -fingers crossed!

    BSRobots20 Self Test with 2 Discs.log

    ImgBurn Self Test with 2 Discs.log

    BSRobots20 Actual Reading of 2 Discs.log

    ImgBurn Actual Rading of 2 Discs.log


  3. So can you do as requested (turn everything off and on again) and provide new log files please?

     

    Thanks Lighnting, logs attached.

     

    I let the robot loop for a few iterations but as ImgBrn would not respond to my attempts to close it I had to power down the robot; this gave me the MS "Program Not Responding" pop-up -then I agreed to shut the program down.

     

    Hope this makes sense.BSRobots20.log ImgBurn.log


  4. They did ask how you came across the autoloader in the first place though?! It's supposedly an OEM machine only available in kodak kiosk systems and was never released on the retail market!

     

    Haha, really? I purchased it second hand from a fellow in Greenland; I didn't know it was not a retail product. I expect though that there must be tens of thousands of them around the world that will be coming onto the second hand market.

     

    The body on mine is made from folded powder coated 2mm steel sheet and the guides and mechanism are made from 3mm chrome plated steel. Its the most Military Grade CD/DVD robot I've ever seen so I expect that there will be many of them around for a long long time to come :D


  5. This may be a problem of my Acronova robot not being supported but then I may have missed a simple switch option to help me.

     

    I have a Kodak USB unit made by Acronova and in the style of the Nimbie except it is very heavy duty. It works nearly perfectly with the Nimbie driver except at the end of reading the batch of discs it "loads" a non-existent disc then quickly "unloads" it and does that infinitely until I kill ImgBrn in Process Explorer (Win XP).

     

    When I try this via the Auto Loader Control Self Test the same thing happens. Is there a switch to stop the loop after X fails?

     

    Not sure if this is relevant but the Auto Loader Control lists the Device as as "Generic Kiosk Ver:0.05" with no reference to Kodak or Acronova or Nimbie or Pioneer.

     

    Thanks for any ideas


  6. Go into the settings and set the Read mode default destination to a custom value and something that ends with '[DISC_LABEL]'.

     

    You may actually have to create a folder with that name just to satisfy the browse box, but after that you can delete it.

     

    Thanks Lightning!

     

    I ended up adding the [DATE] and [TIME] values too so each folder will always be unique.

     

    Thanks again :)

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