Hi everyone, I've got a wee bit of an issue - my laptop (Dell XPS L502X) optical drive has stopped reading DVD-Rs. It detects them upon putting them in but insists that they're blank. I don't have any factory-made DVDs to try but I have so much stuff on burned DVDs that it's moot if they work or not. The DVD-Rs work on a friend's machine, and the drive till reads CDs.
I've found a LITE-ON DS-8A5S Internal Slimline SATA DVD Writer for Â£20 but before I go for it, I'd like to know if it's possible to diagnose and fix the problem. The only thing done since I last used it (whch was a while ago) was a BIOS flash - could this affect it at all?
I considered upgrading the firmware on the drive but it's already at the latest version, and worked before anyway.