SOHW-1673S Drive Problems

I’d really appreciate any help I could get on this one. I’m pretty much out of ideas…

I’ve had this drive installed and operation for months. It could read and write (both cd and dvd) without any problems. Today I couldn’t get a CD-ROM to be recognized by the drive. Same with an audio CD. Both DVD-ROM’s and DVD movies still work fine. The drive does attempt to spin the CD’s (2 or 3 seperate times), but only briefly before giving up.

I’ve flashed the drive to JS0D. Didn’t help. I’ve also tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drive (through windows). I’ve also done a System Restore to a date when the drive was working. Nothing seems to make any difference.

Anyone have any thoughts on this?

can it burn?

It won’t burn CD’s - does the same attempted spin up, and then says there’s no media in the drive.

Haven’t tried burning a DVD yet, something tells me it probably works.

Yeah, DVD’s do burn ok.