Liteon 5005 drive swap help needed



My liteon LVW 5005 has stopped playing and recording dvds but will play cds.

I’ve taken the drive out ( DDW 451s ) and need to know which drive to put in and what i need to do to make it work.

The machine has the latest firmware.

I’ve searched the forums but can’t find a quick and straight forward ‘how to guide’




ok, I got the Liteon SHW-160P6S from ebuyer and installed it in to the LVW 5005 and it does not work.

I have the latest firmware installed for the european 5005.

What should I do now, do I change the firmware to a different one (because if this drive worked for the above poster, it should work right)?

Or should Itry a different drive ?

Can anyone link to previous firmware downloads.

Is there a firmware hack for the SHW-160P6S ?


did you set the jumper to master?
did you upate the fw and set the reagon on you PC first?