I've read through some of the posts here and I feel all of your pain. I bought the 24102B from Fryes in December and brought it home and put it in my system and it worked great.. for three days, when all of a sudden the system wouldn't detect it anymore and the drive wouldn't eject. It had just plain died. After about 2 weeks of playing around with Pacific Digital (the company that packaged the LiteOn) they finally gave me an RMA to send it back. I waited three weeks and got a new one. Yeaaa! I plugged it in and they tray came out, same as everyone else here. I've tried everything I could think of and Pacific Digital just keeps sending me back crapolla about changing my driver and my bus mastering drivers (which are all the latest from Via) and they just don't seem to get the hint that it comes out on power-up.... about 1 second after hitting the power button. That has NOTHING to do with drivers! I've re-itterated this about 20X and they just keep sending me the same technical support crap. about 4 days ago they said they were going to send me new RMA to send it back, and I have yet to hear from them. What kills me is that I'm paying money to ship out a defective product that is under warranty, not once, but twice! Arrgghhh!
Anyhow, my next call will be to my credit card company to see if they can do anything for me. If anyone has any tips, I'd be glad to hear from you. Thanks for listening to my rants.
IWill KK266+ (Via Chipset)
AMD Athlon 1.4 GHz
512 MB PC133 RAM
Pine nVidia GeForce2 MX-400