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Lite-on CD RW stopped working - won't recognize disk

TinaSC asked
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
I've been backing up stuff to my CD-RW.  I just drag & drop thru Windows Explorer with no problem.  Suddenly, it has stopped working.  When I put a CD in (I've tried MANY CD-Rs & CD-RWs), the drive will flash, but nothing happens.  When I try to copy stuff over, I get a "please insert writeable CD.."  I tried putting a regular software CD in the CD-RW drive to see what happens & nothing shows on Explorer.  I click the drive & there's nothing there, no errors.  Is it possible that it just died?  It was $20 about 4 years ago.
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