I think some people have had some success swapping drives:
Try finding posts by nickKK and digisolo.
Under Advance search function, try searching for "drive" as topic search and pick stand alone recorder as forum to search.
AR-230 Drive Swap?
3 Weeks Ago
by cengiztopel Go to last post
7 289 Lite-On Standalone DVD Recorder/Player Forum
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Drive change ?
4 Weeks Ago
by nickKK Go to last post
21 1,115 Lite-On Standalone DVD Recorder/Player Forum