Lite-On DVDRW SOHW-1633S BPSA not working



[qanda]This thread is about the Lite-On SOHW-1633S. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]Hi, I’m a grandmother who’s learning so please explain things as simply as possible. My problem is the LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1633S won’t read or write. It just seems to grind when I put in a CD-R or DVD+R.

My D Drive is at 93% because I can write the recovery disks.:sad:

Are there common steps to diagnosing the problem?:confused:


Compaq Presario SR1620NX
AMD Sempron™ Processor 3400+ RAM: 512 MB
Version: x86 Famil 15 Model 47 Stepping 2
Speed: 1989 MHz
Total Capacity: 149.03 GB

Windows XP Home Edition
Version: 5.1.2600
Service Pack: 3.0


The HP support site says that the DVDRW can’t be updated for this system.

Can it be repaired? crossflashed? updated with freeware?:confused:

Please help. Thanks in advance.