thanks for your reply.
I went to your website and upgraded the firmware for my drive with that of
SOHC-5232K - I didn't realise until this that my drive had a CD burner capability
also.. as it says DVD-ROM only on the face plate.. (Infotool did say it was Combo drive.. but it didn't stike me until i went to pick up the new firmware and found it
listed under Combo drives !! ;-( )
thanks a million for your help.