Is my drive dead?

I have a lite on (the 40x one that i flash to 48x)
Now i can’t burn and when i insert a disk all my comp freeze until i remove the disk
The drive doesn’t make the usual spin sound when a disk is inserted. Does that mean that the motor has a problem? Should i throw it away and get me a new writer or can it be saved (i’m saving money atm for a dvd writer)

Try the drive in a different computer, and if the results are the same, then it is probably cooked.