I just installed a 52x Liteon today and after burning a disk and just playing around with things I left it at that, about half an hour ago, I was reading the review on the OptoRite DVD burner, and saw that Ian ran the Nero CD Speed program, fine I says to myself, curious as I am, I'll do the same thing. I put in the first and only burnt disk that I have done, one from a 25 pack 1media spindle, as soon as the door closes, this horrible scratching sound arises from the drive, fortunately it doesn't last long, but I notice that CD Speed aint working, the "start" button isn't highlighted!
OK now I'm starting to freak wondering what the hell is going on with my new drive! I get bad thoughts about having to return the thing already and having to deal with the frustrations and anger which this would cause for me. But first I open the drive and visualy check the disk in the tray, I close it again hope this would somehow help, no deal! The same noise happens again, and again the "start" button isn't highlighted, so I head over to the boards to find some posts about the drive and what might be the problem, but before I do, I thought I would check the disk one more time, lucky I did! what did I find to be the cause of the "drive failure"? well being the short-sighted fool that I am, I forgot to put the disk in the drive WITHOUT REMOVING THE CLEAR PLASTIC DISK THAT WAS ON TOP OF THE CDs!!!!
I mean how stupid was that?
I'm just glad that it's not a serious problem (unless the drive was somehow damaged by this? the drive didn't spin up at all) so I thought it would be good to tell others what happened in case someone else strikes a similar "problem" and ends up feeling and looking a silly as I do
All the best,