I’ve had a NEC ND-3550A burner for the last 1 year and it has worked flawlessly. However, yesterday I accidentally bumped (hard) the tray when it was open and now the drive will not recognize any discs.
Is the drive hosed or can it be fixed?
I suspect that it’s beyond hope and am looking at replacing it with the Optiarc AD-7170A. Is this a good choice? I am looking for something cheap (< $40) and I can get it shipped from TigerDirect for $40. The ND-3550A has apparently been discontinued and is only available at exorbitant prices now.