Help with OPTORITE CD-RW CW5201 180E

First of all, I’m new to this forum, or any forum for that matter, so I’m excited…

Anyways, help please!!! I have an OPTORITE CD-RW CW5201 180E and it’s not working. The light flashes in my drive but the drive doesn’t read any CDs. I tried the Windows diagnostics and it says my driver is the latest and updated, though it’s a 2001. I went online to search for a driver, just in case, and I couldn’t find one for the 180E; 160E yes, 220E yes, but neither of the downloads work for my version.

Can anyone help? I can’t play or burn anything.

Flashing a firmware cannot resolve hardware problems.

Try to boot via a boot-cd. If it fails, the drive is probably dead.