I just bought a Asus DVD-E616P3 (newegg) drive to replace my E616P2. It came with v1.05 firmware. I notice ASUS has newer firmware 1.06 out available for download.
When I try it, I get “drive name does not match!” error. I read some other threads of people having similar problems with older E616 original drive. They used something called MtkFlash to bypass ASUS crappy flasher. But apparently the firmware must be in .BIN format first, to use this tool. And I do not know how to extract the BIN file from the packed EXE that ASUS gives. Maybe someone with more knowledge can do it?
Can anyone else who has this drive confirm they have the same problem? Or is there some solution? I would like to use the latest firmware.