ATAPI iHAS224 Y firmware ZLOW

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#1

OK. I have spent the best part of a day to try to find some information on how to 1. backup the firmware for this Lite-On DVD-RW, 2. Find a possible updated firmware for it, or 3. Simply get it to show up as Liteon since Nero 7 Ultimate has been having issues with it from day one…Its only 2 weeks old I might add.


#2

You can find the original and also modified firmwares for your drive on my site. There’s also an update to ZL0Y available.


#3

Hi,

[QUOTE=Nikorian;2546706]OK. I have spent the best part of a day to try to find some information on how to

  1. backup the firmware for this Lite-On DVD-RW, [/quote]You want to have a look at these two [B]Read First[/B] threads:

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[li]http://club.myce.com/f44/eeprom-utility-plds-liteon-sony-cd-dvd-writers-v6-0-1-new-112103/
[/li][li]http://club.myce.com/f44/flash-utility-plds-liteon-based-optical-drives-v5-0-0-new-190420/
[/li][/ul]

  1. Find a possible updated firmware for it,
    Another [B]Read First[/B] thread to consider: http://club.myce.com/f44/post-new-firmware-tool-announcements-here-148989/

or 3. Simply get it to show up as Liteon since Nero 7 Ultimate has been having issues with it from day one…
The drive’s name is in the firmware. Your burning application should work regardless of the drive’s name shown and regardless of the firmware the drive comes with. Perhaps you should try another DVD burning software like ImgBurn and see if there are the same issues.

Apart from that, (cross)flashing the drive from a “ATAPI…” firmware to “LITEON …” firmware is voiding your warranty. So, for troubleshooting you should not play with firmware since the drive is brand new. In case there IS a problem with the drive’s hardware, you should contact the vendor in order to find a solution.

Michael


#4

That drive isn’t a true Liteon drive it is a clone of a Sony Optiarc AD-7241S
or more likely a AD-7261S with the NEC chip-set instead of the MTK chip-set
that true Liteon drives have.

That is why there is the Y in the model number instead of A the Y is the NEC
clone and the A is the Liteon real deal. As such no Liteon tools will work with
it you will need to use NEC / Optiarc tools to flash the FW or dump the FW and
it will not report the jitter on a DVD quality scan either.

The answer to your question about making it show up as a Liteon I don’t think
that is possible not that I’m aware of anyway it will always just show up as a
ATAPI iHAS224 Y

The tool you will need is right here if you are not comfortable with using the
command line to use NECWinFlash then get the GUI version of it because it
makes it a lot easier to use.

http://binflash.cdfreaks.com/


#5

Darn it Liggy and mciahel you guys beat me to it both of you posted
while I was still typing :bigsmile:

I’m getting slow on the typing in my old age :doh:


#6

Damn you guys are fast. Binflash worked great thnx Getit29 Thnx Liggy for the firmware… and thnx mciahel as well…


#7

[QUOTE=Nikorian;2546729]Damn you guys are fast. Binflash worked great thnx Getit29 Thnx Liggy for the firmware… and thnx mciahel as well…[/QUOTE]

Oh and FYI I used Hex Workshop and edited the firmware now it displays as LITE-ON iHAS224… Other than that left it exactly as it was


#8

[QUOTE=getit29;2546726]Darn it Liggy and mciahel you guys beat me to it both of you posted
while I was still typing :bigsmile: [/QUOTE]But it was me, who did not realize that this drive is not a Liteon but a NEC :wink:

Michael


#9

[QUOTE=Nikorian;2546735]Oh and FYI I used Hex Workshop and edited the firmware now it displays as LITE-ON iHAS224… Other than that left it exactly as it was[/QUOTE]

Cool didn’t even think about doing that :doh: thanks for sharing that.

:bigsmile: happens to us all at some point in time. :bigsmile: