Hi and Welcome![quote=jmrivas;2207937]I own a samsung dvd-rom SD-616E F500 TGM in my Emachines computer. Sometimes it doesn’t read adequately, indicating “skipping bad sectors” when the movie dvd is new. Can I flash this drive to a newer firmware.[/quote]If there is newer firmware, then why not. But a new firmware must not necessarily solve your problem.
If so, how can I do it?
That’s why we have our [B]Read First[/B] articles
[/li][li]HowTo Flash firmware
and additionally, there are the instructions from the firmware supplier.
There are newer firmwares (F509) for this drive, but the OEM code does not match. So either check Emachines support website for newer firmware, or you need to “force flash” (see FAQ please) to the Samsung version.