Well, I’ve been searching around the net and I don’t seem to find anything that helps me troubleshoot the issue with this drive.
My friend bought it a few months ago and it’s been fine. Recently though he was watching a DVD, then after resetting his machine the drive suddenly wouldn’t work. I believe he was forced to reset due to a crash of some sorts. Either way, a phantom disk drive appeared (alongside his usual drive) claiming it was the DVD, but as soon as he puts a disk in (CD or DVD) they both turn to CD and won’t read anything.
I took it home and tried it on my machine, here it says it’s a DVD drive but when I stick something in, it changes to a CD and won’t read anything (same as it is at his house - just without the phantom drive).
My guess is that the drive was somehow flashed and thus isn’t responding correctly but I can’t find any info on this. I was hoping that some people here would have a clue.