Am hoping someone may be able to offer some advice. My drive has served me well over the last nine months. It has a great writer & has no problems with playback of the numerous DVD's & CD's it has burnt! A few weeks ago I tried to play a retail DVD we own, the drive kinda clicked & spun a couple of times but wouldn't play. I checked some others that had played no probs before & I think about 2 out of 10 registered, the rest either nothing at all or the clicking spinning noise. I have tried uninstalling & reinstalling, I've also tried updating the firmware, to no avail. Tonight I checked out if my windows xp disk would read- it did but only after I opened & closed the draw a few times. Question is is my drive dying or is my computer causing the problem??? This is my first post on this forum & am still very new to the wonderful world of computers... so much to learn so little time Thanks in advance any ideas would be appreciated!