But parts exceed replacement units and parts are rare to find. The most determined folk will find same model drives and swap parts and make a working one but given the cost of a new drive is less than the labor to fix one you don't see anyone fixing these.
I have an LG GSA-H55N internal DVD writer that I seem to have broken. The trouble originated when I was trying to burn an ISO disc and for some reason I ejected it in mid-writing (details hazy as this was over a year ago & I'm only now getting round to this. I have a 2nd drive that works).
The drive is available - the computer sees it (F:\ as designated) and Device Manager says that the device is working properly (so computers aren't so smart are they?) and the driver doesn't need updating. It has power, I can open it and close it and the light comes on briefly when I do that. When I insert any disc (CD or DVD any type) it fails to spin up and there is no light to indicate activity. I can't hear it or feel it spinning either.
Is it repairable or shall I bin it?
PC is a self-built running W7 32bit. It would take a while to look-up and type out all the spec so please ask if you think I should list something specific. Thank you & Happy New Year.