Liteon lvw5005 began to gouge brank new disks. got replacmnt-after awhile same problem
9feb08 i bought liteon lvw5005 dvd recrdr because it was rated highly on tech sites,had NTSC & PAL, & i wanted to both backup VHS tapes & record directly onto DVD disks TV cable movies & shows. am disabled from cancer-company terminated me because i was sick. first lvw5005 unit worked OK with glitches like not reading disks after 4tv eps recorded on it then after another recorded i'd get disk error & disk unreasable anywhere-altho' had been ok until then. then this 1st unit began to deeply scratch & goudge prisitne disks.still under warranty. was replaced. i used replacement 2nd unit several months-had bought extended warranty plan-then same tyes of problems-the worst of course was literally making deep gouges on pristine new disks. vendor wouldn't replace.said 2nd unit fulfilled warranty i'd bought.iunit has been collecting dust. just bought on sale a liteon DD-1300GX DVD recorder-not opened yet-it can be returned. hard to find review-but found at least 6 that sounded like this model has problems reading disks among other issues- & only has NYSC tuner. any ideas for repairing LVW5005? don't have much $ due to corporate abuse of disabled employees since i lost my job all medical,pension, life insurance other benefits. am at age no one would hire me & am in constant pain from cancer surgery. any ideas appreciated with a thank you for any attempts to help me.
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Is your vista a 64 bit OS? If so this dvd-writer is compatible with 32 bit OS. You may need to upgrade the firmware for it. Maybe this link can help LiteOn firmware search. I've upgraded firmware for a dvd writer already with no bad consequences but I have crashed one of my motherboards trying to do the same. So if you're not comfortable doing it, get the people you bought it from or some techie to do it for you. Hope this helps
I had the same issue with a liteon DVD drive I had. It worked fine and then one day it couldn't write to a DVD if I paid it to. I troubleshooted it for a few days, installed all the latest updates and patches and still nothing. From what I could tell, it baiscally died. So fortunately Liteons are relatively cheap so I just went out and got another LiteOn and it worked just fine. I would consider purchasing a new Drive.
I have a Liteon LVW-1107. It is a very tempramental machine. It tends to prefer +R or +RW disks. Will record on -Rs but may fail with them.
On occasion when I insert a store bought DVD movie I will get an
invalid disk warning. The machine seems to get confused.
What I do is pull the power cord and let it set a few minutes.
Give it a little time to reset. Sometimes you have to do this a couple times. It has always worked for me. I hope it will work for you.