Posted 09 March 2009 - 11:08 AM
Try a cople of different disks in it .
Include a known good "factory made" disk.
If they don't automatically start open My Computer
Double click on the CD drive
If it doesn' auto start & you can't manually open it then the drive has failed.
As for it being barely a year old,
DVD/CD drives are highly unpredictable.
I've had new ones fail quickly & have 1 CD burner that is so old it's on social security & still worls great [although slow by todays standards].
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