OH NO: Lite-On LTR-48246S insanity

I think you smart folk will know this one pretty quick: I’ve been having problems with my drive here. Updated the firmware to the latest version … but still it will neither read nor write. It spins up to a high pitched whine briefly (the sound it used to make throughout successful burns) but rapidly spins down again. It repeats this cycle until I eject it, ruining each cd I try to burn and failing to read each cd I insert. I am unable to get Nero CD-DVD Speed software to give me any information, when I click “Start,” the drive simply beings spinning up and then down in rapid succession.

Is my drive dead?

Welcome to CDFreaks Forum.

Yes, your drive seems to be dead.

I see. Crap. Thanks for the info and the welcome, though!