Hello! I've got a Lite-on LH-18A1P that started to burn coasters so I thought I should try a firmware update before replacing it. I went from the original GL03 to the latest GL0J and... the drive is not region free anymore. OK, I run the LntRPC, clicked disable and it appeared to do something, only that if I query I get the same message as before:
Type Code : Drive region is set
of Vendor Resets Available : 4
of User Controlled Changes Available : 4
Drive DVD region : 1
Also Region Killer sees that it is not region free.
Yes, it was region free before. Any idea what to do?
...And if I end up replacing it, what Lite-On would you choose?
- LN_LNIHAS124-19 or similar
- LH-20A1S-11C (for a good price!) or similar
- another LH18A1P (not sure it is really available)
- anything else? (sorry, there are so many of them and it's really confusing for me)
I don't care much if it is SATA or IDE, I don't care for ultimate speed, I just want it to be a reliable reader (I'd like it to read scratched discs pretty well) and writer that won't die too soon. I usually write at 8x, but I hate coasters!