well i guess he's going to return the drive as a dead drive and get his money back and buy another lite-on, if this one dies he said he's never getting lite-on again. lol. (me thats pretty much all i been buying myself since the year 2002 or so is 1 cd-rw (lite-on 24102b, which still burns good to this day) drive and more recently (2005) a lite-on 1673s burner which is still going strong)
but anyways, as for the testing it looks like he just said screw it cause he tried the drive on another pc (which was freshly formatted) and he said it still seems to act up.... so overall i dont think he really wants to bother with it... so he's just gonna return it and get money back and then order another one.
sorry for starting this thread as it seems like it was rather pointless of me to do so.
but thanks for everyones time.
p.s. if he gets another one and has issues again ill probably post in this topic and see what else you guys can suggest.