LiteOn 451s CDR Read Troubles

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#1

Hello Folks!
I am new here and read most FAQ. I have a Lite on 451s that seems to do a good job reading and writing to DVD, but it has a problem reading CDR’s.
I have done the crossflash 451s@832s to see if new firmware would help. Made no difference. So I flashed it back to Lite On GBSC Firmware. I tried all the different media I have and still the same. The CDR’s I am trying work fine on a LTR-52246s in the same system. Anybody got any suggestinons? I would appreciate it!!! The Drive is Dated November 2003 but I dont think I can find Receipt or I would send it back. Thanks for Reading!!


#2

Try to boot from a bootable CDR to see if it a hardware or software problem.


#3

I did try to boot to a bootable CDR but it was a COPY. I will try a factory disk and see if that makes a difference.


#4

Tried Factory Disk still same problem.


#5

Assuming that you enabled cd boot in your bios and the cd was really bootable that proves that your drive has a hardware problem. As a last hope you could try your drive in a different pc.


#6

I beleive you Alan, Its just hard for me to give up on it. I just dont understand enough about these drives. It seems it does fine on DVD’s ,
That is why I dont want to give up on it. I called Lite-On and am awaiting E-mail. Maybe get warranty out of it. Its dated November 2003 and I feel shure I bought it around April 2003 but cant find receipt. If they dont fix under warranty I am going into it, just dont want to break seal yet. Thanks for replying!
Chris


#7

The drive has one laser for CDs and one for DVDs. You would not be the first with a half working drive. But there is still a small chance that something went wrong when testing the bios cd boot functionality, so you should try it in another PC.


#8

I will do this in the next couple of daysAlan. I purchased in April of 2004 not 2003 as in previous post. If I dont find receipt for warranty. Would you suggest cleaning Laser? And what would be the best way?