Laptop burner issue

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Hi All,

the DVD-drive (HL Data GWA-4080N) in my 4-year old laptop (EMachines M6811) gradually seems to fail. It started about a year ago by not being able to read/write DVD RWs and now also only sporadically reads DVD’s and CDs.

  1. is there a way to diagnose/repair such issues?

  2. if this can not be fixed, how can I find a compatible drive for replacement and what would be a good source for replacement drives?