I was wondering if anyone has attempted to flash a 165P6S burner with a 165H6S firmware to see if it would enable lightscribe abilities? And hey, if it doesn't work, I'm sure you could alway re-flash it back to the original firmware even if you have to do a flash to IDE. I actually have the 165H6S so I would have to decrease my capabilities and what would that really tell me? lol.So hey, if someone's got the hardware, you might try it!
Sounds like a good idea, why don't you get a 165P6S and try it out? Just know that the P-series do NOT have LightScribe hardware. You can also try to downgrade your H6S to a P6S and let us know how it goes.
All you will get for your trouble is a flashing green LED and a drive that doesn't work.
Meh, from what I understand about lightscribe, it just uses laser-sensitive labels afixed to the back of a disk to print the graphics with. I figured that, as long as you have a laser, it'll print the disks. But hey, if I'm wrong, I'm wrong.
LightScribe also uses a positioning system in order to align angular position of the disc properly by reading marks near the hub of the disc. This uses additional hardware not available in non-LightScribe models.
Well, while we're on the subject, I haven't flashed the drive with new firmware but when I went to use Nero to burn a lightscribe image on a disk, it crashed and now nothing recognizes my drive as a lightscribe drive anymore. Nero won't even show the lightscribe icon in its express window. So what's up with that?
On second thought, it might be better if I create a new thread for the second question.