I have searched and have found similar problems to mine but the opposite of what I am getting.
I can load up games, music cds, already burnt cds no problems with this device. However DVD’s and Blank CD’s can no longer be read. Has been working fine for 2+ years now and all of a sudden can’t watch DVDs or burn any longer. I have taken the drive completely apart and have cleaned the laser with an alcohol q-tip and still, nothing.
Should I just buy a new burner and call it a day? As stated I have read folks posting with very similar issues with this product but never any resolve. Not a firmware issue, I have tried and rolled those changes back and the ASPI drivers show and are fine. Just no DVD or Blank CD’s. Thanks for any help that can be offered. I am leaning towards just buying a new one but I would of course first like to try and get this one working again.