I have an Acer 12x8x32 cdrw in my computer. I have not used it for several months. Recently I decided I'd like to burn some cd's off. I plugged the cd burner in (it is an internal drive). The cd burner will not work.
I have a simple idea [maybe it works] to restore your old cd rw drive. Open the casing of your Drive , take a soft cloth and wipe out the dust around the lens.[you have to eject the tray before removing the case of your cd drive].
I guess this wud work
I always had problems with my DVD-ROM, its kinda old, and it doesnt read cd's after certain period. So I do the manuall cleaning stuff
and voila!, the laser back in action