I purchased NEC 3540A to replace my aging pioneer 105 and have been happy until now, after I burned about 4 discs…
As I put burned disc in the drive, it made mild cracking sound. I didn’t think my “brand new” drive would make that kind of sound and proceed opening few files in the disc… then I noticed that orange led was blinking and drive was indeed making noises.
I immediately pressed eject button… and found this black sponge ring came out along with the disc
Since I removed the ring, drive seems to read fine again… I haven’t tried to burn anything since.
Should I RMA it or keep it?