I also strongly suspect it is, in fact, an old Liteon drive and I should probably get a new one. Where did you get yours? It sounds like you’ve got an older version of the software. I planned on upgrading the firmware for the S based on the review cdfreaks , but now I can’t find any firmware upgrade for the unit at all. The Item is built to order. Add your comment to this article You need to be a member to leave a comment.

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Bay Required Total Qty. Still, why would it play DVDs and then suddenly stop playing them, especially after a firmware update?

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I don’t have any idea what version the current firmware is yet just put it in last night.

Lite-on LDW-451S Firmware

I’m not saying that door wasn’t shut, but if it was it was probably secondary to some other reason for the redesign. TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users. The item is out of stock and estimated to arrive on the date provided. The CDs are from the public library so there is a chance of damage. Advertisements or commercial links. I just got one of these drives, thinking it was a S the Best Buy special for this week. Proffitt Forum moderator October 5, If its from another store other then the fore mentioned then I would guess that Liteon made the oops I am stuck.

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But now I see they are related. Supported lew-451s the biggest tech community forums. Ask a question Compare. I’m sorry, but that is simply hillarious that Lite-On’s own tech support didn’t know anything about thier own drive. Try looking to see if it supports DVDS and that you properly installed your drive. I don’t normally go or not go to a company because of tech support, but that is ridiculous.


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Or it’s related to your restarting XP issue. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate. Where did you get that Roxio version? IN other words users now pay for what has happened because of Lite On being stupide enough to make the S flashable to a S.

When I try to play a DVD movie, the green indicator light keeps flashing on and off at regular interviews. Amazon’s discontinued Kindle Voyage e-reader has never been ld-w451s. I could not revert to the old firmware. This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. It could be so old that it can only burn CDs. Before the firmware update, there was never a problem with DVD movies.

Other commercial CDs purchased were also ripped.