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?