Help: Need to replace dvd drive on Liteon 5115 GHC+

Hello, after 3 years, my Liteon 5115 I bought from Costco is crapping out. I am getting numerous “write fails”.

I would like to replace the DVD burner. Is there any particular burner that I can usethat is compatible with this model?

When installing is there anything I need to watch out for?

If I am missing anything, please let me know.

Try to clean the drive with canned air first, can do miracles.

read here http://club.cdfreaks.com/f102/replacement-drives-liteon-5xxx-recorders-207698/

cleaning the lens may help.

I’ll try cleaning the lens first. Do I use rubbing alcohol and a q-tip?

I just bought a SOny DRU-18A writer and will try to replace the drive on my Liteon 5115!

Wish me luck. THere are no firmware updates yet for this drive. This model is new. I hope everything like the FF works too!

Its Sony DRU-180A

to peggypwr 1, I have a lite-on 5115 and i was curious if the Sony DRU-180A worked as a replacement?
thanks.