I have an Alienware Area 51 m5550 laptop. About a year ago my dvd drive just stopped reading disks, No errors or conflicts but just not reading.
When it died I dived on ebay and bought a similar (but not from the same model) alienware dvd drive (second hand) which has now also stopped reading disks.
Dont dvd drives generally have quite a good lifespan? Could something other than just knackard drives be causing this?
It just seems so odd that the drive has died in exactly the same way as the old one, No funny noises, No taking ages to read disks Just totally stopped.
The green light comes on and it wirr's a bit but if I go to my computer and double click D: it just comes up as a blank disk