Could an ASUS CDRW stop working due to failt ie. laser, within 4 months of purchase. I was burning last night and 40% into process it aborted. I was using a CDR blank when this happened (from a new batch ) I thought it might be the blank, but I was successful burning to CDRW blank.
After trying again with a CDR it aborted yet again. The thing is now the CDRW will not read any disc at all, although lights initially flash on front of drive, the drive appears to show no disc when looking in My Computer.
Is there a chance a) that the laser has gone this quick B) can blank CD's do any damage (bearing in mind that these are a new batch and c) is there anything I can try to prove that the hardware is 100% the problem, before I send it back.