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  1. Member
    Join Date: May 2009
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    I had the problem where my recorder kept "preparing" the discs and ruining them. From searching around on the internet, I thought I needed a new drive. I purchased a Liteon 411 (used-- since they are no longer made), plugged the new drive in with the two connectors in the back (the ribbon one and power source connector), and now all I get on the DVD player is "hello". It won't go to the main screen or anything. Did I not install the new drive properly, do I have a bad replacement drive, or is the problem bigger than that?
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  2. Always Watching guns1inger's Avatar
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    You usually cannot just change over parts in these devices. You usually need to gain service access, often with a specific service remote or codes.
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    hi emyly7, fortunately the R04 can easily accept certain IDE drives without having to do any service menu access. This thread is for replacement drives for the Liteon 5005 and is applicable to the R04 as it is a dumbdown/rebadged version of the 5005. http://club.cdfreaks.com/f102/replacement-drives-liteon-5xxx-recorders-207698/


    When the ILO R04 sticks on Hello it's because it's not recognizing the drive, if the jumper is set on Slave or not set at all, a bad connection, bad cable, the drive won't be recognize. The 411 if operational, will work, make sure that the jumper is set on Master.

    Good Luck
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  4. Make sure the cable is connected corectly
    The red stripe is toward the rear of the mainboard
    and towards the power connector on the drive


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    gunslinger is not correct as to the liteon/ilo units and for or many of the liteon clones
    tje drive it self might be bad
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    Thanks for everyone's posts. It was set on "slave". When I switched it to master, I got the menus screen and everything else. However, my new drive is having difficulties "finalizing" the discs (it will prepare the discs and record seemingly without issue). I think I possibly might have a less than stellar replacement drive, but if anyone has any other solutions to offer your help would be much appreciated. Thanks again!
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    You might need to upgrade the firmware in the replacement drive.
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  7. Member
    Join Date: May 2009
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    I will try that this evening. Thanks!
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  8. Member
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    Hello

    Many reports of defective DVD loader in its LiteOn, Ilo recorders. Common cause is the failure of the laser unit.

    Before going to look after a nearly viable replacement loader can also make the faulty laser unit exchanged.

    A little basic knowledge of electronics and a little tact can easily implement.

    Times have here a link where you e.g. OPU, the loader from DDW-4xx can relate. This loader is the SF-DB10 installed.

    The loader DDW-8xx is the OPU SF-DB11 installed. Both units are interconnected kompatiebel nich!

    Here is the link for the SF-DB10! http://www.cdlens.com/?item=5739

    The procurement of an SF-DB11 OPU design but difficult ..

    MfG
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  9. Welle72

    To clarify
    Do You feel the loader shown in the link given will replace the one in the original DDW drive and leave intact ALL functions with just minor change in electronics and connections.
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  10. Member
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    Hello

    There are no changes of any kind is necessary. The laser unit is depicted in the DDW-installed loaders, and just needs to be replaced. ...Plug and Play....
    There are no matching or similar work is needed. Only an ESD protection in the form of a Lörbrücke after the installation must be removed.

    In this way, the original loader to use with full functionality.

    MfG
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  11. Member
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    ... how to change a laser can also be extensively on the Internet after reading ...
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  12. Member
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    I recently replaced the drive on my DVDR04 with a Sony AD-7200A I purchased from Newegg. So far everything works except erasing a RW.

    ***Update*** the Sony drive won't record. It plays just fine but no recording.
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