Using an HP 7970 Pavilion desk top with XP sp2. It has a Mitsumi CR-48X5TE that suddenly stopped reading and burning cd's. When I put a cd in and close the carrier,the light will be green as it is trying to read the disc, but then
begins to flash amber. When I try to access the drive through `run m:'
it gives a message to "please insert disc" I cannot run my cd
cleaning disc on it as it requires reading track 2 to clean. Also, when trying to burn a cd, media player gives me a message "Cannot burn this cd - try another brand cd or a slower burn speed."
I have tried deleting the driver and re-booting, I blew it out with canned air. This drive came standard in my HP 7970. A pretty competant tech I know said "Clean the device 5 or 6 times and it should work." How else can one clean the device? Will this actually fix the problem?