If memory serves me, Dell released a firmware update for the drive to address a few issues with it. Please jump over to Dell`s site, enter information for your system and hopefully you should fine the update.
I have a Dell Inspiron 1505 app.2 1/2 yrs old.Six months ago my
optical drive failed,it is a TSST Corp.DVD+RW TS-L632D.
The unit was maxed out at time of purchase with T 7400 dual core
,2 gi.ram large graphic card,160 hard drive.
I can play and record CDs but canot burn.It will not play a DVD,it just chatters.Wmp does not reconize the drive as any other software is the same.
I have completly reformated my hard drive and reinstalled back to original state using Dell disc.The unite is great but still same problem with DVD drive.I have no problem with micro flight sim loading as well as some other games.Have cyberlink power DVD still not working.I have tried many fixes from other forums,no luck.
thanks for any help! drmarkel