When I insert my blank cd-rom into my Asus 5224a the drive blinks like it is seeking and never stops. I have tried two blanks, fujifilm cd-r 700MB and mitsubishi cd-rw 650MB. At least with the mitsubishi I can hit the eject button and the drive opens. With the fujifilm the drive will not open no matter what.
It also has issues reading burnt disks (similar results). Production disks (original disks with software) seem to work fine. The strange part is that I use to be able to burn disks using this cd-rom, but now I can't, not sure when this happened.
I have tried various firmware versions. Is this cd-rom drive just going bad on me??