The DVD drive is an optiarc DVD RW AD-7583S.
I've had the computer for about a year - the DVD drive was working fine until earlier today.
The DVD drive has stopped reading discs - DVDs and CDs. When I put a disc into the drive, I get a little squeak sound, but then it sounds like it stops spinning. When I go to "explore" the DVD drive, it tells me to insert a disc.
A few times the DVD drive has jammed when I went to eject the disc, and a few times windows explorer has frozen totally when trying to explore the DVD drive, and the DVD drive refuses to open at all.
There doesn't seem to be any problem with the drivers.
Edited by newgold, 31 March 2010 - 07:26 PM.