[qanda]This thread is about the Lite-On LH-20A1H. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]I’ve been using this drive for almost two years now, and I can’t really complain about the general quality of the product: it burns CDs and DVDs really well, ripping Audio CDs with EAC is mostly a breeze, and it reads problematic CDs and DVDs.
But, despite I have several DL-DVDs, the truth is I never bothered to use one until now. And the results are awful. The drive consistently refuses to read any of these DVDs, not even showing the contents when I use Explorer. The windows just sits there as the drive makes short mechanical sounds, but no spinning.
All of these DVDs are in pristine state, as I rarely have used them, and there are no burned discs, only original copies (PC games). I yet have to test them in other drives, but I can’t understand why the drive refuses to read them. I upgraded the firmware to LL0D (previously it was LL0C), and a couple of discs are now recognized, but the vast majority is still as before.
Is my drive damaged in any way, or is it just a general issue with this particular model? Would I solve the problem downgrading the firmware, perhaps?