Optical drive problems are very common. The main problems are your drive struggles to read some or all disks, it might read the disks but won’t write them or the drive won’t eject. It’s more economical to replace the drive rather than repair it, optical drives in laptops are fairly standard they come in either 50 pin JAE or SATA connections. The plastic bezels are unique to the model of laptop, sometimes the bezel can be swapped from one drive to another.
Optical drives start from £20,