My Lite-on sohw died, Need new one insread



Hi guys,
It’s been a while since my last visit.
Long story short, after installing MS XP sp3 I noticed that my Lite-on sohw-1693s drive can’t read CD’s, only DVD’s, It starting giving me bad burns and now it dosn’t burn at all.
I don’t know if It’s from the sp3 or just age.
Anyway, I’m looking for a cheap Lite-on DVD+/-RW drive (IDE) to replace this one with option to make it RPC1 region free. or a way to fix this one.
Any recomendations?



If you are looking for an IDE drive you are limited on options and unfortunately you either have to search on ebay, or get one of the few drives that might be still around. If you are lucky you will be able to find an LG drive i have seen some of them in Greece, but they are getting hard to find.
Also you can say where you live (USA, UK, etc) so that you can get an answer from a member that lives near you.


I’m located in USA.