Is my Lite-On 16102 Broken ? :(

Hi there,

Out of the blue, my Lite-On CD-RW won’t read discs anymore. I tried any type of CDs - the light just flashes, and about 20 seconds later the CD is ejected.

It all began last night, when I tried to burn a CD, and I realized that the status bar does not move and after 5 minutes it still shows 3% … and the LED was not flashing at all… Now it won’t read anything anymore.

Does anyone know if there’s anything I can do to fix it, or do I have to go buy another drive?

I bought this for Christmas 2001, and it was made in November of the same year. I may have burned about 200 CDs with it (at most)…

Have you tried rebooting your PC?

I know this may sound silly, but some people rarely reboot.

Also, you might want to upgrade the firmware or try different media.