Philips sdvd8431 problems - repair or get new one?



Hi. I’ve got a Philips sdvd8431 internal laptop DVD burner. Its in my Fujitsu siemens amilo laptop (thats only 10 months old). The drive sticks when playing ausio cds and dvds (retail) and seems to struggle with copies. Burning too is also problematic.

Can you please help me out with advice on the following

  1. Do i flash firmware and hope it sorts it?
  2. Do something else?
  3. Order up a new inertnal laptop one, if so whats the best?
  4. Buy an additional external one?
    5 or something else?

Any advice greatly received! :confused: