Booktype help

hi all
i have a SOHW-832S CG3E
the firmware upgraded it from an older model i believe it was the 812s, it cam out of an HP computer
how do i set DL+R booktype as dvd-rom
nero doesnt show the option, and i tried upgradeing the firmware but it wont let me says i have the wronge drive?
can any1 help me out here
Thx
<MikE>

Try Liteon’s BookType utility here

i’m not sure if the booktype utility works with 2s drives…
CG3E is an old firmware. you should flash to CG5J, download it here: http://codeguys.rpc1.org/firmwares.html#SOHW-832S

you also need to download omnipatcher: http://codeguys.rpc1.org/patchers.html
load the unpacked firmware .exe into omnipatcher and enable auto-bitsetting. then save the patched firmware and flash your drive.
i’m not sure if this will change the booktype of +r9 media as i don’t have this drive to test it. just try it.

I have not plugged my 832 so I can’t check, but I am pretty sure that it works with the 832s, at least with recent firmwares… see here.

Regards, :slight_smile:

ET

the liteon booktype util should work, but you could also try changing the bitsetting with nero cd-dvd speed (extras -> bitsetting)

ok jus updated the firmware

that link the file isnt their anymore can some1 send me it plz
it also says

LITE-ON DVD+RW LDW-401S ES0K 2004/02/13 15:52
LITE-ON DVDRW LDW-411S FS0G 2003/12/17 20:15
LITE-ON DVDRW LDW-811S HS0J 2003/12/16 14:55
LITE-ON DVDRW LDW-451S GSB7 2004/01/15 10:53
LITE-ON DVDRW LDW-851S GS0A 2003/12/15 14:58
LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-812S US0J 2004/04/14 11:17

All firmwares for all non-slimline drives released
after the SOHW-812S support bitsetting.

since i have an 812 flashed with the 832 firmware shouldnt the setting show up in nero?
Thx
<MikE>

ok i got the program
i loaded it up
and it says i need a +R dvd
is that why it may not show up in nero?
do i use this program on the dvd then burn the data with nero or vise versa?
Thx
<MikE>

You set the booktype BEFORE burning a +R.
The booktype will be changed DURING the burn if the burner supports that.

is their anyway to get a bin of this firmware
im trying to recover a bad flash.
or any bin for this drive is cool, cuz i can always upgrade again to the newest one?
Thx