I need a firmware for hl-dt-strw/dvd gcc-4243n

i really do need an updated firmware for dvd gcc-4243n. my drive suddenly stopped reading dvd roms. it still reads ordinary cds and it burns them. please heeelp!

Make sure your ASPI isn’t corrupt.

http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?download_id=1952

how do i make sure my aspi isnt corrupt?
and … i would still an idea of where i can obtain its firmware

how do i make sure my aspi isnt corrupt?
and … i would still need an idea of where i can obtain its firmware. or is my drive hosed…but it still reads ordinary cdroms but suddenly stopped reading dvdroms. its an lg combo

Clean the drive, run ASPIcheck.

Get Nero Infotool from here:

http://www.cdspeed2000.com/

Run it and check your ASPI status.

Firmware cannot resolve such hardware issues.

That is a rule no one can bend…

so what do you think is wrong with my drive? can some one tell me.

dvd part is dead or dirt.