2 days ago my CDRW drive decided to stop working. It worked fine on Sunday, but then I tried to burn a CD on Monday and discovered that my drive refused to even read a cd. Any cd. Blank, audio, game, whatever. It would flicker the light for 2-3 seconds and then nothing.
Now I’ve tried flashing the firmware, but it won’t work due to an interesting problem: Windows XP doesn’t detect the drive as a LTR-40125S, or even as the Verbatim that it is. Instead it thinks it’s an ATAPI CDRW 40/12/48. So when I try to flash it, it says it can’t flash it because the drive it’s looking for doesn’t exist and the only drive it finds is an ATAPI (which is what it’s listed as in device manager).
You guys have any ideas besides RMAing it? (It’s about 9 months old)
Edit: I also haven’t had any luck finding drivers for it that would let XP see it as what it really is.