I am new here and I hope someone can help me. I purchased a Polaroid DRM2001G about 2 years ago and like a lot of people I hated it from the beginning but after coming to the conclusion that the problem was the lack of good documentation, crappy technical support and a remote with certain functions that had a range of less than 2 feet, came to actually like the unit. The unit worked fine for a while but I started having problems with the optical drive. It got to the point that it would not work with -R media but would work with +R media. Then after a while the unit would burn a DVD but would not read that same DVD 10 minutes later. After a lot of frustration I fount that it wouod work flawlessly with +RW media but with nothing else.
So for the next few months I used RW media without any problem. But gradually the drive required several tries before it would recognize the +RW media. Finally the optical drive would not recognize anything so I purchased another identical unit. Well after about 6 months the optical drive on the second unit began to fail just like the first one. Now I am 6 months into my third unit and the optical drive on this unit is beginning to fail.
I have searched threads on this model and I find many references in which hard drives will work in these units but I can not find any reference to the optical drives. Can someone tell me which drives I should find to replace the optical drive. I really like these units and would like to get them back in working order, but Polaroid is absolutely no help with this question. Any help would be greatly appreciated.