F4 error with Pioneer 106S DVD-ROM


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As the title suggests my DVD-ROM, a Pioneer 106S, is blue screening everytime I push a disk into the drive. I see that it tries to read the disk and then the blue screen happens..
Now as the drive is actually 9yrs old I'm pretty sure the problem is that it's come to the end of it's working life.. I've applied various firmware updates over the years and it's been a good performer but it does look like the end is near, sniff, sniff. Luckily I do have a Samsung Writemaster DVD-RW sitting just above it and which works absolutely fine..
I just wondered if any of you guys had seen something like this before?

I'm thinking that it could be dust and so will crack it open later.. You never know I might be able to get it working.... (wishful thinking)

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