My Lite-On LDW-851S is around 5 or 6 months old now (thats best guess anyways) and I’ve been having problems since day one…
When I first bought the drive I purchased 100 Ritek Ridata G04 DVD-R’s… (from that really popular website, I’m at a loss for the name right now though).
My drive would appear to burn the discs just fine but they couldn’t be read in ANYTHING… (PS2 DVD-ROM, XBOX DVD-ROM and RCA DVD player). At best, if I burned a movie to one of these DVD-Rs it might play for a minute but then become unplayable (eg. very choppy, etc etc).
I checked the discs for PI/PO errors and they seemed “OK”. The beginning of the discs would have very few errors, but towards the end the PI count average was near 200.
So, I returned 50 of these discs to place I bought them and sent me 50 brand new ones. They had the same problem… Right now I have 100 of these Ritek Ridata G04 DVD-R’s just sitting here…
In the meantime I’ve bought TDK DVD-R and DVD+R discs. They seem to work better but still not perfect. The PI/PO count on ALL of these are very very low (less than 10) but they still can’t be read perfectly fine by my PS2, XBOX, or RCA DVD player. They will be mostly fine, but eventually they will become choppy, even if it only lasts a few seconds…
So I’m at a complete loss. This drive is apparantly on clearance at Best Buy (where I bought it) and I can’t exchange it for a new one. I’ve updated the firmware NUMEROUS times but that never seemed to help.
I just hope my drive isn’t defective and I can’t do anything about it.
If anybody could help me I’d be more than appriciative.
Thanks in advance and sorry for the long description of my problem.