i tried to download and unzip the latest firmware for my new 5006 according to the serial # and do the macrovision hack on it, and do the update on the unit, and it won't update; i can't get it to work to save my life. (first off the serial # on the unit, and the one on the setup screen is different, but it is clear that they want you to use the one on the screen, because it fits the description of the one at the Lite-On download site.) the unit was mfg Dec., '04. i go to the site follow the instructions to the letter, find the # that fits the description, download it to the desktop, plus WinZip, and the other unzipper they recommend. i tried both. I HATE USING THESE THINGS. THEY ARE TEN TIMES MORE COMPLICATED THAN NECESSARY; I HARDLY EVER HAVE THE OCCASION TO USE THEM. it appears that i am unzipping them. then i run the hack on it, and that appears to work too. i don't ck the box for the 3 hour LP upgrade, because the unit already has it. the hack works and it says that it has modified the checksum and turned off the macrovision. then i burn it to disc. when i put the disc in the Lite-On, it does not go into the update mode. it just says file disc on the front display, and data disc on the upper right of the TV screen and just sits there and thrums and does nothing. ?? (i also tried it w/ the 3 hr LP thing cked, but it makes no difference.) there is also another drive firmware update, but it says in red print that you should only run that AFTER you run system update, and since i can't get the system update to work, i'm afraid to run it prematurely.. the system update that the macrovision hack is done on is:
LNHA 1098.ES5.0104.184x.zip, and the drive firmware update is:
(i put that one in too, but the update screen doesn't come up either)
the serial # is: 0104-1840-0092-B205 (101-010D)
it seems like to me if this file was not unzipped properly then the hacking program would have not run on it, so i am mystified as to why the disc will not update when i put it in the machine. the serial # on the box is: 602450002364.
if someone can get these unzipped properly, and ready to burn i guess they could send them to me and i could burn them here, and try them again. perhaps the serial # is wrong like i read in the forum somewhere? as a last resort, i guess someone could send me the burned discs if it is not too much trouble. i would be happy to reimburse...
thanks a lot. i really want to get this macrovision turned off. everything else on it appears to be working fine.