No, I never did really "fix" it. I was having some problems with my computer, so I picked up another one just like it off of eBay, except this one had a busted screen and a broken case, etc. I just got it for spare parts to fix mine. Anyway, while I had mine opened up doing my repairs, just for the heck of it, I took the dvd drive out of the busted computer, it was the EXACT same kind as mine, a Toshiba SD-R2002 CDRW\DVD, with the 1Q24 firmware, but when I put it in my computer, it reads DVD+RWs. I don't know why. My old drive would not read DVD+ or - RW's, even after I upgraded to XP. But for some reason, I put the exact same model drive in from another computer and it reads them now, (I haven't tried any DVD-RW's yet, I'm just happy that it reads my +RW's) Also, sometimes, I may have to eject the disc, and put it back in a couple of times before it will recognize it, but not often. Good luck.