Hello. I have had problems with this drive ever since i bought it. I’ve only done about 3 successful burns with the drive. Its ruined over 20 disks, and it always make the wierdest sounds. What should i do? I’ve been so busy lately, that i’ve let it go past a month. Its been about 2 months since i bought the drive. I really need to get this drive replaced. Does LiteON have a good warantey service? It wont even spin up blank disks anymore. And when it does spin a disk up, halfway through the burn it will error out and the program will tell me there has been an error. Recently, when i put in a blank disk, it will blink for a few seconds and then go off. When i go into My Computer, windows sees the drive as a cd-rom drive not a DVD-RW drive as it normaly does. Is this a driver issue? I would thank god if it was, but i dont seem to have any luck with that. The only thing i have seen that might make me think its a driver issue is that i’ve read in several threads that supposedly the nforce2 drivers dont like liteon. I have a Gigabyte 7n400 Pro2 mobo with an athlon xp 2800 and 512 megs of ram.
Also, if a drive were flashed with say… another firmware and then had the original firmware flashed back to it, would anyone be able to tell? Like say liteon or the warantey service?
Edit: Another thing i’ve noticed, is that sometimes my system will beep twice when it boots up. I just tried to insert a blank disk to see if the drive would spin it up after installing the default M$ ide drivers, and it spun it up and then quit. It then beeped twice at me. I looked in the my comptuer and it said CD-ROM instead of DVD-RW drive. Ugh!!! I have this drive.