I have an Acer Aspire 5100 that has a Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-K16RS and I cannot find the firmware for it anywhere. If anyone could please help me I would greatly appreciate it. If your wondering what is wrong with the drive I have no idea. I booted Sabayon (live) off it earlier and as soon I returned to my normal OS my optics quit working, can't boot from disc, can't even load a mp3 cd.. kinda strange huh? Upon contacting pioneer I was recently informed that they only support the k16(store bought) not the k16 *rs(shipped on my Acer) and that I would have to contact the manufacturer for that firmware. Checked Acer's website and they don't have it either. Correct me if I'm wrong but the firmware drivers for my DVD-RW drive will not be on my original system restore disc will they? Seems to me that the optic drives come to them pre-built, they just assemble the rest of the computer and make a pretty splash screen, correct? I'm really confused as to where to get the firmware if neither the manufacturer of the drive nor the manufacturer of the computer have it.