|Go to newegg.com and look at their drives. I have an LG and a Lite-on in the computer I am now using. |
There are also some blueray combo drives. You need to read the detailed specs for those. There are readers and writers available but both may or may not have CD/DVD capability.
You probably don't need to writer blueray but may want to read blueray movies.
See if the bad drive can read CDs. How did you clean the lenses? There are two lasers in a combination CD/DVD drive.
I use Q-tips and rubbing alcohol to clean the lenses.
I would say that if you burned 1000 DVDs you got your money's worth. The DVD laser is probably burned out.