My drive haven’t been able to recognize CDs/CD-RWs lately. I usually don’t mind using branded or unbranded media, and most of the time i don’t use branded media. But the drive was functioning properly since i bought it nov-2006. It can operate with DVD/DVD-R/DVD+RW/DVD+R perfectly as of the moment.
What i might suspect to be a reason is, the fan of my power supply wasn’t functioning probperly and the hottest air inside the case was near the drive. The question is could the heat do this? and why only CDs/CD-RWs are unrecoged?
Also i open it to clean it and so, and i don’t really mind as it’s not in the warranty anymore. Also it’s not my first time, i’ve done it with numerous drives including a 10+ year old matchita drive still working as if it was new. Usually the first things i clean are the lens and the retention pad, and if there was any dust i blow it out. I always try to be as tender and cautious as possible, and i use proper cleaners/detergents…but could that lead to that problem?
the biggest question of course is; is there a solution or not? and what would it be if it was there?
I almost forgot, i don’t use unofficial firmware.