Untouched WH16NS40 not reading any

Just lately, after years of reading and very moderate writing, the beast does not even attempt to read.

It happens, try and clean the laser. Make sure it’s getting power.

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When I opened the cover, this what I saw!!

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Yes indeed, cooked :frowning:
But why did it cook? Very light work, did not even burn any disk for long time.

It could have many reasons why this happened, the most logical being a power surge or a bad flash, I am not an expert in these matters but optical drives are really so cheap, and cheaply made in this day and age, yours in from 2015, I have some from 2005 that still works fine but I think it more luck than anything I have done, everything has an EOL. (end of life) , this was your optical drives.

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