Read your post and not enough was written. CDRW drives do age and "stop working." This is not a pricey item. In fact, you can pay more for CD len cleaner than a new drive with newer software.
Does the drive read CDs?
I need help!! My cd player stopped working when I was copying a CD in Easy Creator CD 4. When I insert a CD now, the light is green then it turns orange blinking repeatedly. I shut down the computer, unplugged the cords. Started it up again & still no luck. This is the original program which came with computer. Can you help? Thank you!