Lens is always lit



hi Need help with my combo drive Samsung SM-348B T503.


  1. When i turn on the pc I don’t see LED flashing. :rolleyes:
  2. The eject button works but only for ejecting, I can’t close the tray. When i try to close it the tray slowly retrieves but then comes back out… :confused:
  3. I opened the cover to see if something is jammed inside… none. what i noticed was the LENS, it had it lights turned on all of the time- from the moment i turn on my pc.
  4. This chip inside MT1616E really heats up.
  5. When disc is inserted it does not spin therefore it was ot recognized… :frowning:

I had been using it for about 1 year. with my same pc. until my power supply when nuts leaving my pc unusable for 2 months. When i bought a new supply and was very happy to use the pc again to burn cds… WALLAH! the drive wouldn’t work anymore… Helpzzzzz needed

Also tried the flashing stuff but still the same problem…

P4 1.6Ghz
40Gb Seagate
128mb Rambus
Intel 850MD Motherboard
Winxp PRO


If nothing else has changed, it sounds like the PSU partially fried the drive… the lights are on, but nobody’s home.


d@#% does that mean that i can’t do anything about it? :sad: