I have a BENQ DW1620 Pro which I purchased about 2 years ago and it has been working fine ever since then but now it has suddenly stopped reading any CD or DVD. The problem is that windows is recognizing the Drive which is a “Primary Slave” in BIOS settings but when i insert a disc in it a green light flashes for a few seconds and then stops flashing as nothing happens. When i click on the drive in My Computer it says “Please insert a disc in drive J:”.
I had flashed the drive from to firmware b7w9 a year ago and this month i had been trying to write a DVD which my drive did not. Apparently all the CDS and DVDS played/were read by the drive at that time until I tried to upgrade the firmware of the drive yet again although i knew that there is no new firmware available for my drive. So i flashed it again with the same firmware version and it said firmware upgrade failed after a few seconds.
I have tried using a lens cleaner but all in vain. So now here it is a useless dvd writer just connected to my PC. Please help me to correct this and if possible list any new firmware that is available ). I will be very thankful.
[Please don’t suggest to buy a new drive coz i can’t :))