As the title says, I have a SH-162L internal burner which has gradually lost the ability to see rewritable DVDs. First it'd occasionally refuse to see a disc, then it got to the point where I had to reload the disc several times before it'd eventually see it and burn data on it. Now, it doesn't see them at all.
I insert the disc, the light blinks a bit, then it stops doing anything and the software reports "no media present".
I've tried several brands of disc, and I've tried connecting it via a USB2.0 cable (with which it'd worked previously) to my Linux notebook; nothing seems to work.
Strangest thing is, it burns everything else with no trouble at all. CDs, CDRWs and DVDs all work flawlessly.
This is extremely annoying, since I have some two dozen rewritable DVDs I can't use anymore.
Is there any way to make it behave?