Old 19-08-2006   #1
New on Forum
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 7
Help! My New DVD Drive is Useless!

Hi Guys,

I have done something very stupid.

I was reading a post made by C0deKing in a thread regarding the Sony DW-Q520A (Slimline Notebook drive) being a LiteOn Lightscribe model and like a bull in a China Shop I used the HS0D firmware .exe to flash the drive as a LiteOn SHM-165H6S (LightScribe) Drive.
Needless to say, it is now completely disabled, and I can't even eject the drive.

I backed up the EEPROM beforehand using the EEPROM utility, but that's all I'm afraid.

Please Help? What shall I do?


Cheers,

cutthroat_jake
cutthroat_jake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-08-2006   #2
Senior Moderator
 
mciahel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Germany
Posts: 17,090
Re: Help! My New DVD Drive is Useless!

Hi,

it seems, you have mixed up Sony DW-G121A (this can be xflashed to SHM-165H6S) with your DW-Q520A. You never can't flash a firmware to a notebook drive. And there are only few drives, that can be upgraded to DVD-RAM and/or Lightscribe capablities.

Do you have a correct firmware file for your drive at hands?
Is your drive still recognized? If that is not totally dead, then you might try patching your original firmware with flashfix and install that patched firmware.
Or you may have a look at XSF on the codeguy's website.
For both, you need original firmware for your drive.

If none of those options work, then you'll have to buy a new drive.

Michael

btw: This should have been posted in the Liteon section. You can ask a moderator to move this thread there.
mciahel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-08-2006   #3
New on Forum
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 7
Re: Help! My New DVD Drive is Useless!

Got is sorted now guys.

Used XSF to flash the dead drive with firmware from a new drive.

I would appreciate some advice too. I want to patch the firmware so that I don’t get “IDE#1 Error” on my Toshiba notebook every time I boot up. What app should I be looking at to do this?

Thanks for your help up to now.

CJ
cutthroat_jake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-11-2006   #4
MyCE Resident
 
Bjproc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Scotland
Posts: 2,965
Re: Help! My New DVD Drive is Useless!

Quote:
Originally Posted by mciahel
Hi,

DW-Q520A. You never can't flash a firmware to a notebook drive. And there are only few drives, that can be upgraded to DVD-RAM and/or Lightscribe capablities.
what are you trying to say here ?, that you can't flash a notebook drive ?

my brother has this drive in his notebook and i was thinking about him flashing it, but if he can't i'll tell him not to bother
__________________


Bj




click HERE to join cdfreaks
Bjproc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-11-2006   #5
MyCE Resident
 
Bjproc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Scotland
Posts: 2,965
Re: Help! My New DVD Drive is Useless!

i've just found a firmware for it, so you must be able to flash this drive
__________________


Bj




click HERE to join cdfreaks
Bjproc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-11-2006   #6
MyCE Resident
 
_chef_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: @FX labs .de ...playing LLAMATRON :-]
Posts: 31,135
Re: Help! My New DVD Drive is Useless!

Quote:
Originally Posted by cutthroat_jake
Got is sorted now guys.

Used XSF to flash the dead drive with firmware from a new drive.

I would appreciate some advice too. I want to patch the firmware so that I don’t get “IDE#1 Error” on my Toshiba notebook every time I boot up. What app should I be looking at to do this?

Thanks for your help up to now.

CJ
You should look for the right firmware, dumb style spoken.
You NEED a Toshiba OEM firmware for this drive then, otherwise it will not work correctly.

http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?download_id=2321
OEM Liteon laptop drive
__________________
Enable DMA with micrAp$0ft Enable DMA free at your will busTRACE => Upper/Lower Filters Util
DevCon
***HOW TO ... Delete the Upper & Lower Filters!***

If you expect help then please use the powerful SEARCH. Try ThreatFire
I am looking for DVD-R for Authoring & HD DVD media. Please PM me if you can help me.

Vamos Tribbles! V-a-m-o-s!!
_chef_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-11-2006   #7
Senior Moderator
 
mciahel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Germany
Posts: 17,090
Re: Help! My New DVD Drive is Useless!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bjproc
what are you trying to say here ?, that you can't flash a notebook drive ?
I lost a word in that old contribution. It should read: "You can't flash desktop firmware to a notebook drive".
Quote:
my brother has this drive in his notebook and i was thinking about him flashing it, but if he can't i'll tell him not to bother
If there is a firmware, then you can flash it. But note, that most drives are OEM with vendor specific modifications.

Michael
mciahel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-11-2006   #8
MyCE Resident
 
Bjproc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Scotland
Posts: 2,965
Re: Help! My New DVD Drive is Useless!

Quote:
Originally Posted by mciahel
I lost a word in that old contribution. It should read: "You can't flash desktop firmware to a notebook drive".
If there is a firmware, then you can flash it. But note, that most drives are OEM with vendor specific modifications.

Michael
right, thanks mciahel,

my brother has a fujitsu siemens notebook, so i tell him. do you know where to get the right firmware for him?
__________________


Bj




click HERE to join cdfreaks
Bjproc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Laptop dvd-rw only working at 0.8x ? (Which is pretty useless) Highland Chief LiteOn / PLDS / Sony Writer 3 28-11-2006 10:12
Clone DVD...Useless? nicadair Burning Software 15 21-07-2006 23:27
Pioneer 109 doesn't like Verbatim DVD burned at 8x, dvd useless gcmospeada Asus / Pioneer Writer 11 22-06-2005 06:38
Qscan....useless? spryfly BenQ / Philips Writer 6 08-02-2005 14:15
Memorex 4X DVD+R (CMC MAG F01) useless media for Liteon SOHW-832S Juha76 LiteOn / PLDS / Sony Writer 7 02-11-2004 13:37


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 00:06.
Top