Lite-On DVD SOHD-167T not reading blanks

I was trying to burn Linux onto a blank Cd today, so i popped in the CD-R and it dosnt read it. It spins for a little bit but then dies down and nothing happens. The CDs are fujifilm CD-Rs and my drive is a Lite-On DVD SOHD-167T. I updated the firmware but that didn’t do anything. Please help.

Hi and Welcome!

Your SOHD-167T is a DVD-ROM drive, that means, it is a plain reading drive for already manufactured (or burnt) discs. See: