Hello, my efriends!
This is my first post, so I hope I am doing everything as I should.
As you probably know, there isn't any DVD-RAM drive compatible with cartridge-enclosed DVD-RAM discs that includes the extra buttons "stop", "next to", etc. on the front. I have checked the Panasonic ones, Hitachi ones...to no avail at all. However, as you also probably know, there are some DVD-RAM drives that are compatible with bare round DVD-RAM discs that includes the extra buttons "stop", "next to", etc. One of them is the LiteOn 166.
Now my big and I hope not-too-naive question: is it possible to upgrade the DVD-RAM loader, non-cartridge compatible, of the LiteOn 166 to make it cartridge compatible by substituting it, for instance, with the DVD-RAM loader, cartridge-compatible, from a Panasonic drive? I suppose that this is possible to do as no chip replacement is taking place, but I am still not sure.
In case the above-mentioned modification is technically possible, do you know a place where I can take or send the drives to?
Best to all,
Carlos Al "Disco Mak"