I have a Liteon SHW-1635S (firmware revision: YP70) which came installed on my Compaq Presario SR1675CL pc. It reads/writes CDs and DVDs just fine. The only problem I have with it, is I cannot “print” (etch) a label using it. I have tried the pre-bundled Sonic software programs (there are two: Express Labeler & SureThing CD Labeler 4 se); and, they both say there are no lightscribe devices found on the system.
I have went to liteonit.com and compaq.com trying to flash the firmware; but, since it’s showing up as rev. YP70, I am not able to flash it (I am given an error that there are no SHW-1635S drives on my system, with a list of drives I do have - which includes the SHW-1635S YP70 which is on my system). When I “Google” the query, “SHW-1635S YP70”, I do not get any pages in English - only French, German and Simplified Chinese.
I have already tried removing the drive from the hardware manager; but, the same drive specs are “found” when the system is rebooted (I was thinking there might have been a problem with the image on the HD; but, that does not seem to be the case). SiSoftware (Sandra) also reports the drive as a SHW-1635S; so, I know/believe the hardware is correct. I just have no idea how to “fix” the firmware… sighs
Does anyone have any suggestions for me? It’s not critical that I be able to “print” (etch) a label onto the CD/DVD; but, it would be nice - since that’s what the drive is supposed to be able to do.
Thanks in advance!