Origineel bericht door: Justyn Zachariou ,
Try using a microfiber cloth or lens cleaning cloth and some isopropyl alcohol to clean the lens. Otherwise it's probably banjaxed. Component-level repair is generally not done on PC parts, especially optical drives, which are pretty complex mechanically. I've had a good amount die on me for various reasons; bearing fails, laser carriage or tray gets jammed/derailed, etc. Something just gets tired and gives up the ghost, you know how it is. Send it back if it's in warranty. If not, CD/DVD writer drives are not expensive, one can be had for $30 or so, and replacing one is generally trivial.