The title should denote the obvious.
Got the burner last year in April...worked fine with my DFI LANparty NF2 motherboard and AthlonXP3200. I now run an Athlon64 3500+ on an ASRock 939Dual-SATA2. The burner worked fine with the new motherboard for a couple months, but now will not read or write anything. Whatever media is inserted, whether blank or retail DVD or CD, the drive reads it as nothing. If you double click on the icon in My Computer, it will open to a blank window every single time. I've tried swapping IDE cables; hasn't done anything. It is the slave IDE with a Pioneer 106s DVD-ROM being the master on the motherboard's Secondary IDE channel...and yes, I've checked the jumpers to make sure they're set properly.
Note: on three occassions, I've had glimmers of hope. By a strange stoke of luck, I inserted an Asus graphics card driver CD and the drive recognized it!! But then, removed and tried another CD; didn't work. Tried the Asus again; didn't work.
I've tried installing and uninstalling Plextools Professional to no avail. I've tried doing the suggested diagnostics and ending up not getting any definitive answers. I'm past the one year warranty. What do you guys suggest/think?
Thanks in advance.