I think I am in serious trouble!
I have an Acer laptop with a SlimType SOSW 852S DVDRW.
Since yestereday the drive has suddenly stopped being able to recognize any DVD, either blank or already recorded, DVD-R and DVD+R. When inserted the motors whirs for a while but the disc cannot be initialised. I can’t read the contents of the already recorded disc, and I can’t record to the blanks because the disc is not even recognized as being in the drive.
The only weird thing I noticed prior to this is I was trying to burn a CD-R and after it went to 100% instead of finishing it seemed to keep on going for ages - I eventually had to press “cancel”. Strangely the CD-R itself seemed to have been burned OK. I can still read it and use it. But since then the DVD problems started.
I can still use the CD-R functions ok. I can read pre-recorded CD-R and burn new ones OK.
The only other thing I have done recently is try burning some DVD+R 16X (which seemed to go OK although the burn quality was not so good - see my thread on the blank DVD+R forum - Mitsubishi DVD+R). Now sadly I can’t even to that…
Any suggestion would be most welcome. have I fried my burner??