Posted 08 June 2006 - 08:51 AM
Thanks for your post. I have seen this with laptop as well as desktop CD drives in our Service Centers. More than likely, your hardware is malfunctioning. If your notebook is under warranty, back up your data and call to request a repair.
If it is not under warranty, you can usually find a replacement part online. A word of caution though, do not use notebookparts.com. I have been burnt by them in the past and they almost always show up in the Search Engine top 10 for results.