I’ve decided to start a new thread on this matter as the sticky "Replacement Drives for Liteon 5xxx Recorders " is not completely applicable for this European model .
Firstly the specs can be found here :
Points to note is that the unit is only 31.6cm long so any of the longer drive replacements won’t physically fit inside the unit .
The unit uses a Lite-on DDW-813S as standard .
I’ve just tried (connecting externally) a Benq DW1620 with B7W9RPC1 firmware . DVD playback (R1/R2) with FF all working fine . The problem is with recording . When a blank DVD-R disk is inserted you get the usual “preparing” message but when it finishes the disk shows up with 0% space available and you can’t copy anything onto it . Tried it with various media and they all do the same so the Benq is a no no .
I’ve also just tried my LG GSA-H55N taken from my PC . This also works fine during DVD playback (FF OK) . However , when a blank DVD-R disk is inserted it says “preparing” but it never completes and has to be powered on/off .
So , after my intentive testing
Benq DW1620 : No .
LG GSA-H55N : No
I’m now trying to get a hold of a Liteon DH-20A3P to see how that goes . If anyone else has any experience with this machine then please feel free to add to this thread .