I've tried to do research on this issue already and have done some troubleshooting.
Drive stops reading any discs, says "please insert disc"...
1) I've uninstalled the drive, rebooted, works fine but eventually stops working...usually with inserting a new disc.
2) I've changed SATA port on motherboard, Gigabyte z87x-ud3h and the issue still persists. The motherboard is a month old. Do I need to swap SATA cables also? I can't imagine it's a faulty SATA cable but I'll give it a shot if this is the next step. I'd have to swap to another drive since I don't have extras and I'm not about to go buy cables for troubleshooting.
3) I've done the asus to iHBS112-2 firmware swap upgrade as explained on this site. Firmware upgrade was successful to PL06
I can't really think of any other troubleshooting I could do? The drive is about a year old and used infrequently.
If it's toast, I can RMA it I suppose but if this is a s*** drive, I need to know what blu ray writer/reader is reliable these days etc...
Thanks in advance