I’ve had my LVW5005 for just over 2 years now. The eject mechanism has been flaky for a while, but has now stopped completely. (It actually did the same thing ~6 months ago, and I managed to fix it by poking around inside a bit). I just phoned Lite-on support, who told me that it had a 2-year warranty (I’d assumed 1 year), and if it was inside that then they would fix it for free, but if it was outside the warranty they wouldn’t fix it even if I paid, and they wouldn’t sell me any spares.
If only I’d realised it was a 2-year warranty last time it went wrong…
The support guy did tell me about a reset procedure, which I’ll put here for others benefit:
hold down power button
remove power cord from the back of the unit
replace power cord
I’ll try this tonight, but in the meantime:
I’ve seen a couple of threads about replacing the drive in these. Can anyone suggest a replacement drive which fits in easily, works, and can be purchased now, in the UK?
Failing that (this is a little bit naughty, hope it’s allowed) does anyone have a slightly less than 2 year old proof of purchase for a 5005 that they’d be willing to send me?