The definitive test here is to swap the drive and see if it cures it.
Why isn't a new drive an option here?
I have been having problems with my cd burner lately, and it has been getting progressively worse. First, the last few tracks of a cd burned in the drive would be fuzzy, the the whole cd, then I got an error message in the middle of burning every time, preventing me from burning any thing, and finaly, the cd burner does not recognize blank disks at all.
The drive preforms all other tasks perfectly, but the burner function does not work. I have tried different brands and different types of cds, but it still will not work. Can anyone tell me how to fix this, aside from buying a new burner?