A friend asked me to flash his liteon so he can read the new format,I flashed it and all went good so i decided to flash my own too as I already had everything setup,I hardly use the drive lately and my system is about 6 months old.Unfortunately my system doesn't read any discs anymore (movies,backups,cds) i flashed it many a times i even flashed it to a prior version 1.5.I opened up the drive and I noticed that the laser doesn't light up at all though the rest of the mechanism looks to be working (focusing mechanism?)
the pot values seem to be good.I didn't open the drive to retrieve key as i already had the dummy files (multiple ones, tried all of them used the dsbfixer to check if my dummy file was correct ).I even cheked microsoft support page fixed the date as that was also a possibility.
Can anyone tell me what to do next ? can my laser be fixed or isn't it broken ? I am on a tight budget lately