Optiarc AD7560 reading only data discs not audio cd

I would be highly obliged if someone could help me with this sudden problem. Since this morning, my Sony Vaio’s Optiarc AD7560 DVD RW has stopped recognizing music CDs - the same CDs that I have played hundreds of times on this computer, and the same CDs that show up on my wife’s Macbook.

Strangely, it is recognizing data CDs including CDs with MP3 songs. It is just not recognizing any audio CD.

I am at a loss. I updated the firmware to DS05 (the latest), tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drive from device manager (I am running Vista Home Premium 32bit). Nothing seems to have helped.

Please help! :sad:

Did this get fixed?

No. :sad: