Thats what i did. i bought one of Newegg for $25. Had a bunch of reviews. Like around 600 or so. And had a good rating. See what happens with the new drive. Just dont understand why it acts up with certain type of discs and is fine with other's. Plays dvd movies ,music cd's,can read playstation discs.pc games,etc. Burns cd+rw's and dvd+rw's...No noise and works great. But pop in one of those sony dvd+r and it sounds like its going to self destruct..