Symptoms: No longer recognizes CDs, CD-Rs, or DVD+Rs (blank, pre-recorded, or otherwise). Drive just spins and spins trying to identify the disc. Orange light continues blinking (never goes green). Disc is never identified. Drive also makes a gentle clicking noise when first trying to ID the disc that I’ve never heard before.
I get two amber blinks each time - which according to the FAQ is “Auto adjustment failed”. Not a good sign.
Nothing in the hardware config of my PC has changed in many months. The cheapo Samsung DVD-ROM drive I have (on the same IDE controller) identifies CDs just fine.
Troubleshooting attempts: Powered PC on and off. Upgraded to latest firmware. No change in status.
Are there any self-diagnostic tools I could try? PlexTools 2.23 doesn’t think anything is wrong with the drive… but of course since I can’t even identify a CD/DVD with it, no real tests seem to work.
Is my Plextor dead?