well i got a reply from liteon and they said it was a faulty component and basically in their own words there is nothing they can or are prepared to do about it. i even asked if i could buy a replacement burner as i have an expensive bit of silver component that tells the time but they were not interested at all!
i will never ever by anything from them again.
they said to download the firmware for it but i explained it won`t even play a dvd or cd so there was no chance in doing that.
it was like hitting my head against a brick wall.
i had a previous version years ago and it did the same thing as well.
best of all, i have a dvd player that i have had for years with no complaints and it cost 90% less than this one.
usual story, once they get your money they are not interested.
i reminde them about customer relations but it fell on deaf ears as per usual.
afecu, i will look at the thread you mentioned, many thanks