Sony Vaio DVD RW DW-D56A

Bought a Sony Vaio K315Z, no problems the first half year. Now, my DVD RW DW-D56A is not working any more except for playing original DVD’s. I cant even play a regular CD anymore, very frustrating…It just wont recognize the disc.

Does anyone had this problem before with this particular burner, and do you have suggestions on what to do to fix it…?

Thanks, Marco

widespread problems with this burner in dell inspirons from last year. drive tends to crap out after a year or less.