I've got a COMBI RW16x10DVD combo drive (but the manual says it's a Philips CDD5101) on a WinXP machine, and it can't read audio cds/blankcds/Cd-Roms anymore, you can hear the cd spin and the LED will flash but that's it. When i put a DVD in the drive, it works perfectly fine. I don't know what the problem is, i've tried different CD-R medias and music CDs, but they will not load up. I've also re-installed the drive, and the device manager hasn't picked up anything wrong.
I first noticed the problem last week, when i tried to burn a CD with RecordNow DX, it kept asking to put a cd in when there was one already in. I then tried to access the CD through my computer but it didn't display anything and the CD just spun around while making a skipping noise.
Things i've tried;
latest firmware, didn't work tho the firmware was dated '02.
uninstalled the driver
CD lens cleaner
This is my last hope before I call the repair guy
Can anyone help? thanks