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I have a DVD/CD-ROM drive that's not working. It's called WriteMaster, and I think it's made by Samsung; I bought it at Radio Shack.

Tonight I purchased an audiobook from audible.com. I downloaded their AudibleManager application. It gives the option of burning your purchases to CD. The audiobook I want to burn will take up two CDs.

Ok, so I stick a blank CD-R into the drive and begin burning with Nero. The first disk burns ok. I eject it and insert a second blank CD-R. An error occurs sometime during the burn. After this, I cannot eject the CD-R. The front panel button does not work and neither does trying to eject it from Windows (by right clicking on the drive icon and selecting eject from the pop-up menu). When trying to eject the disk, the green light flickers for a momenent and then nothing happens.

Through a search I found that I could get the disk out of the drive by using the tiny hole below the tray. Just stick a paper clip into it and the tray partially pops out. I was able to retrieve the disk.

But that seems to have made matters worse because now the drive seems completely dead. When trying to open the tray (I had manually closed it after retrieving the disk), nothing happens, not even the green light flicker.

The only sign of life from the drive is when I boot up. The green light comes on for a second or two. According to Windows, the drive is working properly. Ha! But it's not responding.

Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

EDIT: Drat. I used the emergency eject before the computer was shut down, i.e. the drive was still getting power. I just leanred that I wasn't suppose to do that. D'Oh! | :doh:

modified on Sunday, September 14, 2008 4:19 AM

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