I opened cd writer tray to clean with a compressed air duster, which I blew into the cd=tray. My problem then was that the cd tray would not stay shut. Only if i pushed and held it, would it then stay shut. Worse than that, now does not read any cd's I insert, or let me save pics, burn music to cd-r etc.
I did the troubleshoot on my pc, no help.......says device is working properly.
I then cleaned it again, with a q-tip, now my cd-tray will close without me holding it in place. But still no joy with using the cd-writer.
I tried using windows media player to burn some music, said that nothing on my blank cd, converted my music, but then would not burn. Closed disc at 14% of my first song. Either I needed to clean, slow burn or try another brand of cd-r, which i did, still did not work. I then inserted another blank (new) cd-r. Message came up, that CD was in use.
What have I done? Can this be fixed? If so how? If not, and I have broken my cd-writer, is there anyway to use my dvd rom as the cd-writer......this is driving me crazy.