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Dvd drive not functioning

On my laptop (acer asprire 4520) dvd rom drive is not working. system says drive may be corrupt. driver detective says OS error. it is GSA T-20 drive of LG. can you suggest solution?

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LG DVD Rom has firmware update files .try to download the appropriate firmware update according to the dvd model

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