[LEFT]I have a TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223F SCSI CdRom Device on my gaming desktop (don't ask). The device manager states that it is working properly.
On Friday I first noticed that it wouldn't open upon touching the eject button. The light would flash but nothing beyond that (no noise either). I visited samsungodd.com and downloaded the LiveUpdate program. Running it didn't solve anything.
This evening I decided to do the old paper clip trick to get the tray open. The tray slides on the track smoothly. It doesn't seem that there is anything physically wrong with it. However, now the green light won't flash when I hit the eject button (even though it still won't open/close without a paper clip)! The green light will only illuminate when I start my computer up. I opened my case up and saw that everything is plugged in from the 1000W PSU. No issues there.
To note, I stumbled across something posted by the user mciahel on January 15th, 2009:
"Today, I got a message from Samsung ODD support.
'There seems to be an issue with firmware SB00 and SB01 for SH-S223F and SH-S223Q which might even cause permanent failure of the drive during operation. Therefore, it is strongly advised to flash the latest firmware SB02 (or newer if available) on these drives.'"
Now I'm guessing that the LiveUpdate didn't do the trick to solve my issue. Do I need to undo my firmware update with another program? I'm afraid that firmware files will conflict if I were to flash it. I know they aren't the same thing, but I know that video card drivers have to be uninstalled before updating to new ones to avoid old files from clashing with new ones.
Sorry for the wall of text. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.