I've had my asus k52f for a few years now w/ very few complaints. however, it has never successfully read a cd. dvds? sure, no problem. But it will not read, play, rip or burn a cd. It's a Pioneer DVD-RW DVRTD10RS (that's the only real identifier I can find.)
I've tried uninstalling the device in the device mgr & re-booting, I've searched & searched the net for possible solutions to no avail. I'm willing to replace the drive at this point but I'm worried about buying a new one that won't fit properly in my machine. Ergonomically speaking, I guess you could say. I'd prefer not to buy the exact same drive, for obvious reasons, but I'm at a loss as to where to begin.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, not only in finding a new drive... but also if anyone has any idea why this s.o.b. will read dvds but not cds & has a potential solution, I'm all ears. Of course, a solution to the current drive would be ideal.
Thanks a lot.