Some people seem to think firmware updates can sometimes help disc reading problems well thats what I found searching online , why it will read data and not dvd-roms is the confusing part.
Not correct, you already told us that CDs work but DVDs not.
That are 2 different things because such drives have usually 2 lenses, one for CD media and one for DVD.
Not unlikely that the dvd part went dead........
In that case no firmware, software or similar can help.