That was a brilliant idea . Unfortunately, it only added to the dead laser theory :sad:. It didn't read nothing.
Thanks one more for another useful tip. Let me tell you a short story. I've brought back to life two CD readers in the past by opening the unit and adjusting a little bit one small preset they had near the laser unit. Both readers are reading OK years after their - otherwise - normal "decommission".
Then, only a short while after I bought the LiteOn, it reffused to write CD-RW media - you could visually see it didn't changed the media color after it supposedly burned it. So I say what the heck and went for the small preset, only that, instead of 1, I found 4. I was no worried about losing the unit so I "adjusted" two of them a little bit, reassembled the writer, and guess what: it started writing the RW media right away. Call it luck. That was a year or so ago.
I know perfectly that, considering the complexity of a DVD writer, I don't know hell what I actually did to the drive, but it worked. Now if you or any other have any idea of what I could have adjusted, you would doing my curiosity a great favor.