[QUOTE=fryweedy;2004249]Usually i thought you go to the manufacturers site, but i am unable to find slimtype. My DVDRW is reading/burning CDs and reading DVD but not the ±r anymore. The solution everyone gives is to try updating the firmware, but noone seems to say where to get it. I would rather try this first than buy a new drive. I have a slimtype dvdrw sosw-833s[/QUOTE]
If you go to my properties on you desktop you can go to Hardware then to Device Manager and find out what type of dvd you have and its model and maybe the firmware will be there as well. Then you can from there go to manufacture site of who made the drive and find the right firmware. But as before flashing firmware with other then the company firmware make sure its not in warranty as if you cross-flash you void your warranty if it goes bad. They should on manufacture site give you instructions as how to go about flashing the dvd drive firmware.