thanks but, scan didn't work. my Bios doesn't say much. the only place I can find a reference of the cd/dvd is the boot order page. but I will say that it will not boot from my windows 7 disk so i think....no the bios can't find it either. The door opens, and when you close it with a disk in it the light comes on, there is a bit of noise and then ...nothing.
I worry that even if I buy a new drive it won;t show up.