I have a Lite-ON 1673S(that’s been flashed to 1693S long time ago) it’s been an awesome device and I been quite happy with it for many years till now.
All of a sudden it stopped reading disks… It doesn’t even respond when I select “properties”.
I am by far not a pro, but I know enough about computers to guarantee 100% that I changed NOTHING in my system recently both hardware and software wise.
Prior to this “problem” my dvd drive has been acting funny for quite a long time… The CD tray would only come out half way with the CD stuck inside… Sometimes it would come out, but then go back in by itself! I thought maybe it’s dust, so I blew cold air in there with a blow dryer. Nothing helped so I just ignored all problems. About 2 months ago, the tray problems stopped, and everything seemed fine when all of a sudden the drive stopped responding completely.
I cant see how it could possibly break, because I’ve been using a much older Lite-On model on another computer for 6 years, and it still works for the person I sold it to.
When I try to read disks I get this error: “The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.”
Microsoft suggests to set transfer mode to PIO only, but I see no reason to do that since it worked all these years on “auto”. Therefore this is clearly not the solution for me.
What is going on? any ideas?
I cant really afford a new DVD drive right now, and I don’t even want another one, since this one is one of the best I ever had. Off course I’ll bite the bullet and shell out $50 on a new drive if I absolutely have to, but I’ll feel dumb if I’ll get a new drive just to get the same error again.
Latest Update: Drive started working again but it would only work about 10 minutes after each reboot. After that it would die and remain dead until the next reboot. After a while it completely died again… At this point it wont even work after a reboot. I have a DEAD drive on my hands.
I tried using a differnt free molex from the PSU - that did nothing.
Tried checking the IDE cable. Unplugged, plugged back in. NOTHING.
IDE cable cant be faulty because it is brand new(came with my mobo) It worked with my drive just fine after I built my new system several months ago till now. My whole system is brand new I only migrated my sound card and my DVD writer.