First post !
I have a Lite-ON LH-18A1P - only bought it a few days ago, mainly to watch DVDs … not really a writer myself but don’t mind having the ability to do that when needed.
I have watched a few DVDs with this drive and have had no problems, until I tried to play MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 3 … no go … nothing happens. All that happens is the drive doing a looping type noise of trying to read the DVD but that’s all, going into exporer shows as tho no drive is inserted… I guess there must be some sort of protection on this DVD which is fooling the drive (the region settings are all ok - and the DVD is an original bought in shop).
I have tried anydvd but that did absolutely nothing to help with my problem…
is there something I can do ? or is my only option to get another drive ? If my only choice is another drive I’d like to go for a SATA one this time as my IDE/RAID controller on the Motherboard is really useless… are there any recommendations for the ultimate SATA DVD RW drive please … mainly for reading … writing always a plus.
Thank you in advance for all the kind souls out there for any help with this issue.