I've got a Dell Dimension 4600 running XP with a DVD read only drive and after three years I finally found a need to use it. I had a surveillance videotape put on DVD so I could review it for a case.
The drive is a Samsung S633-615E.
When I put a disk in it and push the tray shutt the light blinks on and off about four times. Nothing happens so when I go into 'my computer' and click on the drive it always says "Please insert a disk into drive D".
That happens with known good disks. So I did a little searching around and found some suggestions for fixes, such as removing the drive from the list of devices and reinstalling it. No luck. I also tried unplugging the wires and reattaching them, cold and hot. No change. Took some compressed air and shout it into the drawer-no change.
This drive is three years old and I have never used it up until this date.
Anyone have any ideas for further troubleshooting?