HP TouchSmart laptop: DVD player, error 45 failure

CD/DVD drive not unawares... may not open the drawer with a needle but the computer no longer seems to recognize that I have a CD/DVD player... did some checking online and after having checked that the driver was updated (it was), most popular tips seem to be remove the driver, reboot and it needs to be reinstalled , but it did not... There is now no inscription on the device for DVD/CD Manager.

Received error 45 that the material was not connected?

Any ideas to fix at some reasonable cost/effort?

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