I read some threads about this problem but there seems to be no exact answer. I have a slimtype LiteON DVD-RW drive, 852S. It can read and write DVDs but it can't read or write CDs at all. The problem arrived today, after I burned a CD.
I tried fixing the problem by updating the firmware, but nothing changed.
The problem has nothing to do with Windows or Nero or other software because when I try to boot the PC from a CD, it tries reading it but with no luck.
Personally, I don't think that the laser beam is damaged in any way, as it has worked until today and as it still works good with DVDs (which have a greater density of data than CDs). I think it is something related to the firmware or something that remaines stored on a non-volatile memory type.
Does anybody have any idea about fixing this problem ??? I would really appreciate it.
P.S. : Please don't tell me to RMA the drive...