BenQ COMBO CB523C acting up, is it dead?

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#1

OK, so I want to burn a CD. Get a blank CD off the spindle, put it in the drive. Windows kind of hangs, but not quite. You see, if I open Nero before I put the disc in the drive, Nero jams when the blank disc is inserted. If not, I cannot access the drive while the blank disc is loaded, and as soon as I eject the disc, I then see the Windows AutoPlay asking me what I’d like to do with the disc. Keep in mind I just ejected said disc. The drive started doing this out of nowhere, and I’ve flashed the firmware to version G.NB, the latest according to The Firmware Page. Should I just buy a new drive, then? The other drive I have in this computer works fine (NEC 3550A)


#2

Probably some software conflict or burning app acting up. Can even be media that drive can’t handle.

Try restart compu with windows installation cd (or a Linux distro) in drive to check if drive is still able to read/write.


#3

I’m using Memorex CD-Rs, drive can’t read either without causing an Explorer lockup.