I bought an Asus computer and paid quite a bit for it. It wasn't just a couple of months before I noticed that the CD/DVD drive would not operate properly. As I didn't use it that much, I didn't do anything. I had the it for 1 year and 2 months, when one of the dual core processors stopped working. Contacted both Asus and where I bought it and they basically said, in not so many words, too bad, so sad. I made a promise I would never buy an Asus again.
That's a shame. You can't really blame them it was your responsibility to get that checked out when you realized the optic drive had died. These systems only have 1 year warranties and for that exact reason I tend to purchase the extended warranty on all my electronics.