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Lite-On LVW-5005 (DDW-813s)

My LVW-5005 DVD recorder started to reject preparing DVD-RW blanks. Also it would not play all of my origianl DVD's. I pulled it apart, extracted the DVD recorder which is actually Lite-ON DDW-813s PC type DVD RW. I cleaned the laser lense with a spray on isoproply cleaner called "isoclean". There was some dust on the lense but now all clean. After I put it all together agin, I now only get "no disc" for every disk I put in. htis includes audio cd, DVD, orig and backups. What can now be wrong with this unit? Can I buy the a replacement dvd easily? Thanks for your help.

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  • Anonymous Jun 26, 2008

    Hi, As the new unit has a different case and front facia, what mods did you do to fit it in?

    thanks

  • grayhippy1 Jul 02, 2008

    i have the same problem when preparing blank disc chucks out disc saying no disc

  • Anonymous May 08, 2009

    My liteon 5005 dos'ent reconize blank disc after a couple of years.I took the driver out and cleaned it still no better.Any solution?

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I have same problem like you, but I have changed the DDW-813s to a new Lite-On DH-20A4P, it work perfectly, good as new. but you have to make some changes to fix it to the place

Posted on Aug 12, 2009

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I had exactly the same problem, but cleaning the lens gently with a Q-tip wet in isopropyl alcohol was all that was needed. Now is working fine again. Of course pulling apart the DVD RW was the hardest part, but it was worth it. Just be careful not to touch with your fingers certain parts of the circuits since your body creates static that can fry those circuits and ruin the unit. Make sure to touch a metal before starting as well as the tools you use do the same to prevent static.

Posted on Jul 20, 2008

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I put an old Pioneer DVR-108 in my liteon VCR/DVD (had a DDW-813s) in it. Works pretty well : basically everything works... The only problem is with DVD+RW : recording is not smooth. But all other liteon functions work perfectly. Even better than before !

In any case, it's encouraging and so I'll try other drives in there as I'd like to have a quieter drive... The pioneer is quite noisy.

Posted on Nov 29, 2009

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I removed my faulty DDW-813S and put it in the bin. To save money i cut a hole in the top case of my recorder and just connected a normal DVD/CD/RW That i took out of a faulty computer. I made sure it was set to master and just used the conections that where on the old drive. It works perfect. If you need help..Mail me at [email protected]

Posted on Jul 21, 2008

I have same problem like you, but I have changed the DDW-813s to a new Lite-On DH-20A3P, it work perfectly, good as new.

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