Hi, first off thanks for a great forum, I am happy I finally found all of you.
I bought a LiteOn DD-A110 last year and thought it was an OK machine consdiering the price I paid (57 GBP). I read somewhere about a firmware upgrade for DVD recorders and figured I should check if LiteOn had one for this machine too.
I pointed my browser to “liteonit.com” the “Europe” and finally the “UK” section. Clicked "firmware and other"and selected my machine. I downloaded both firmware and manual, followed the instructions and burned an ISO-disc with the firmware on. (file was called “LNQKE034.DA0”). I inserted the disc and followed the instructions. Once installation was complete I restarted the machine as per the instructions on my TV screen. Powered back on, and… nothing.
The machine can do the following now: power on and open the tray using the buttons on the machine itself. There’s no way to press “pause/play/rec” or anything else. The remote is completely dead. I can reinsert the firmware disc, but since I can’t use the remote, I can’t change the default screen option which is “cancel” to “Upgrade” (might not say exactly those words but it is to that effect).
WHAT CAN I DO!!! I have brought the machine from the UK to Portugal, where I am now. I would hate to package the machine again and send it to the UK, especially since I bought it, probably exactly a year ago and the warranty will be out when the machine reaches the UK. Is this machine just a brick now? Can I reset it somehow? Can I backdate Firmware (without the remote). BTW, LiteOn says, it is impossible to do anything, just send it back, but I got a feeling that was at the stage BEFORE first tier support.
Grateful for any and all help.