The firmware update utility of Liteon/Jlms drives will sometime refuse to flash the drive.
E.g: It will not allow to “downgrade” the firmware or to reflash with the same firmware
version and it will refuse most OEM drives.
The Flashfix utility will patch many Liteon/Jlms Windows based firmware utilities
so as to allow them to flash ANY drive.
It does not change the firmware itself, it disables the checking function of the flasher.
We know it works with all Ltd-165/166 firmwares and with most Liteon CDRW firmwares too!!
As of now it won’t patch the ltd122/163 dvd range.
How to know for sure? If you need such a fix, just try it!
It is very simple and quick to run but it’s up to you not to do anything stupid with it!
Just make 100% sure the firmware you patch is compatible with your drive, and when you run
the actual flash be absolutely sure to select the right drive.
WARNING: The firmware you fix will “agree” to flash ANY drive on your system!
If you select a wrong drive from the drop-down menu it might damage that drive!
Many many thanks to Dale who wrote Flashfix and kindly made it available for all to use!
Get it at my site and please report any success or failure,
Cheers, and have fun!