DVD Drive RDR-108H Not Reading Discs
Posted on 2002-07-11
I have an Raite RDR-108H 8x/32x IDE DVD-ROM drive installed in the following configuration:
-Pentium III 750
-RDR-108H on Secondary IDE as Master, with Compaq LS-120 drive as Slave
-100 GB Maxtor Hard Disk
-CRW4416S SCSI CD-R/RW drive
-Adaptec AIC-7850 SCSI
-Windows XP Professional
-NTFS File System
I've had the drive for about 2 years and have used it on and off during that time. Recently, however, the drive doesn't seem to be working. It is recognized by Windows XP as a drive, but when I insert discs, Windows displays the drive as empty (no disc). It occurs with all discs, whether DVD, CD Audio, or normal DATA CD. The drive will spin-up and act as though an inserted disc is recognized and Windows will show the "loading CD" mouse pointer, but Windows doesn't see a disc when its loaded.
The drive seemed to stop working after playing an audio CD in Windows Media Player; the disc was a standard Audio CD and the tracks were played in order. I have attempted a firmware upgrade, but that did not solve the problem. I've searched on the web and found others with this problem on this drive. Should I just replace the drive or is there another solution?
Any ideas of what hardware component could have gone bad to cause this?