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07-06-2002, 11:26 AM
My Samsung SW212B (32 Read, 12 Write, 8 Re-write) cd drive has been having problems recently.

Yesterday I booted into WinXP and popped in a cd to install a game. All the drive did was flash it's light constantly, and the cd cursor kept blinking on the desktop, trying to read the cd.

I tried another cd as well, but to no avail. I also booted into Win98 and attempted to read the cd there, but came up with the same result.

After giving up and coming back 10 minutes later, the drive worked fine.

Any ideas how this could have happened, and how can I avoid it in future?

07-06-2002, 11:53 AM
Providing there are no physical connection errors, prepare for a funeral and replace it - using either the warranty or dollars.

07-06-2002, 12:32 PM
Aieee! I've only had this PC for 7 months...

Could condensation be the culprit?