Nec nd-6650a failure

Anyone know if this drive carries any form of warranty through nec? I bought it at the end of 05 from newegg. It’s got a manufacture date of oct05. I’m shooting nec an email as well, but just curious if anyone has had one of these fail on them. I didn’t even use it that much, and of course, I didn’t manhandle it. Never attacked the laser or anything like that. Isn’t able to properly read most discs, burned or original, cd or dvd.

And in the event I’ll be buying another drive, any recommendations? Slot loading would be nice, but if the slotted drives are better, then alright…