HP 8250i / Philips CDD4201

I’ve had the hp 8250i drive for quite some time (about 3 years). It has finally decided to start giving me trouble.

A couple of days ago, the drive stoped responding all together (comptuer locked up, etc.). I removed the drive, cleaned the connections, and replaced it. The drive was being recognized again, but this time it will no longer spin cd’s.

you put the disk in, it clicks as though it was locked in place, it sounds like it attempts to spin up, but nothing happens. It just continues this clicking noise.

Anyone know if this is common problem for this drive (aside from the fact I did upgrade the firmware to see if that was the problem)?

Thanks