QUOTE(Martinchris23 @ Jul 13 2008, 06:36 AM)
You've probably put this to bed now, but I'm wondering if it was something as simple as a bent pin on the drive power connector socket....
actually there was a bent pin, not sure when it got bent, but i still had the problem after i fixed it
now the drive is making a sortof half whirring half grinding sound, like the disc is rubbing lightly on something, doesnt seem to effect reading discs but the noise is annoying, lol, probably have to take the top cover off and see if anything is too loose, too tight or out of place, lol
BTW anyone ever use an XCM chameleon case? how does the button to change LED patterns work? i think mine is shorted (its always something, isnt it?)