I've had a search around the forum, and I can't seem to find a problem which is identical to the one I have, so here goes.
In October I purchased a GGC-H20L to go in a PC with the following specs:
Gigabyte GA-X48-DS4 motherboard
ATI Radeon HD4870 x2 2GB GFX card
2TB SATA total hard drive space
Core 2 duo E8500 3.16Ghz processor
4GB DDR2 RAM
Dell 2707WFP monitor
Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit
When installed, it played DVDs, CDs, HD-DVDs and Blu Rays without any hiccups. Then suddenly, towards the end of February, without any explanation, it stopped playing Blu Ray discs. I've tried inserting a variety of Blu Rays, including ones that it was able to play in the past, but none of them play at all. The LED on the front flashes at a regular intervals for about 30 seconds, before going blank. In windows explorer, the drive simply says HD-DVD drive, and double clicking it simply causes the system to hang until the disc is ejected.
The drive has the latest firmware installed, and it still plays HD-DVDs, DVDs and audio CDs without any problems. I was wondering if anyone has had a similar issue with the drive and if/how they solved it?