Sony NEC Optiarc AD-7240S-0B DVD burner

  11 years ago
  Sony (CD/DVD/Blu-Ray drive/player/writer)
  Mint (older version)
  Doesn't work as expected
What works:

it appears to be fine in terms of actual burning or reading but the problems are HUGE.

What doesn't work:

IT WILL NOT OPEN! no matter what i do, pressing the button on the drive will make a sound and do nothing, or open it a little and close immediately. it works fine in windows XP so this is definitely a mint problem. in fact it actually works while the BIOS is running through, but as soon as mint starts, it fails to work...

same problem with both Helena and Isadora.