September 2, 2009 at 8:01 pm #163513t697Participant
I’ve had two of these drives. The first wouldn’t recognise any DVD but was OK as a CDRW device. I reset to Region 2 to use UK market DVDs of course. It comes with a CD with Nero burner and Cyberlink DVD player and other Cyberlink apps all packaged as LG Power tools. These LG apps wouldn’t load properly and wouldn’t uninstall either, just opening multiple copies of the installer until the machine crashes. Eventually did a complete system restore of my NC10 from the hidden HDD section, takes hours of course to reinstall Windows,applications and all updates of course but it seemed the only way to get rid of the LG rubbish.
Sent the drive back to Amazon and got a prompt replacement. That read some DVDs but not quite a few that run OK in other PCs and on a ‘real’ DVD player. Worked no better connected to another PC. Had the same trouble with the software again too. So I’ve sent it all back again for a refund.
Anyone recommend a different DVD RW drive for an NC10 please?September 5, 2009 at 2:31 pm #199688t697Participant
No answers posted so I went out and bought a Liteon ESAU108 (non lightscribe model). This does exactly what it claims. Very refreshing after two defective LG GP08 NU20 ones (the aero profile one). Bought this Liteon locally as Amazon delivery date was rather long on this item. Recent production (April 09 on mine) doesn’t have the vertical stand piece. Worked immediately after connecting to my NC10 netbook. Has automatic indication of whether you need to use 2nd USB socket for power and the second plug will reach to the other side of a 10″ netbook.
Comes with a Nero software disc. I tried the DVD player application but it is a trial version you have to pay to upgrade to work properly with sound. Uninstalled and reinstalled just the burner software. Use Videolan VLC to play your DVDs.
The drive seems quite well built and looks nicer than the variously badged generic ones. Pleased with this after the other mainstream brand proved so poor, at least with my computer. So problem solved and you have my recommendation on which to buy and which to avoid.September 5, 2009 at 3:05 pm #199686jeepers01Participant
I have the Liteon eSAU208 Lightscribe and it performs very well – no complaints 🙂September 20, 2009 at 9:35 pm #199685RsaeireMember
You should have a look at the DVD rewriter I use; it’s in my signature.November 5, 2009 at 2:09 pm #199689simond1Member
If you have trouble playing DVDs see http://www.qubz.co.uk/?p=4 they also sell suitable drivesDecember 13, 2009 at 7:44 pm #199690notagolferMember
I just bought a Pioneer DVR-XD09 for my new GO-310, works great!December 13, 2009 at 7:50 pm #199687jeepers01Participant
notagolfer – Welcome to the forumDecember 14, 2009 at 1:41 am #199691notagolferMember
Thank you and I am happy to offer a reccomendation.
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