Problems with Lite-ON SOHW-1633S

I have an older model Lite-ON 1633S that suddenly stopped recognising blank media. Nero keeps asking for me to insert blank media… and when I insert, or reinsert the blank media… it just spits it back out at me.

I have tried flashing to the newest firmware, and I have even gone so far as to completely reload windows from scratch.

The drive also fails in Fedora.

If anyone has any ideas on either what has happened, or how to fix this issue I would be much appreciative.

Thank you.