Hey im new here
I hav an unusual problem that doesn’t seem to be covered anywhere i can find here… wonder if anyone can help me.
I recently bought a laptop that came with a dual-layer dvd burner drive that is unable to burn or even read any form of CD’s.
It turns out it is the slimtype SOSW-852S, with some kind of limit imposed on it by the manufacturer.
I’ve flashed it with numerous different firmwares in the hope that it was just a modified firmware that was causing it’s inability to read CD’s - to no avail.
I’m currently running the PSX3 firmware from the liteon site.
Nero reports the drive can read and burn CD’s with no problems, but it can’t!
I also find it very very temperamental with dvds of any shape and size, sometimes refusing them, sometimes accepting, but almost never doing it well.
I’m thinking perhaps the cd block is interferring with the dvd reads sometimes to cause this, but I don’t really know! >_<
Is there any way I can remove the cd block on my drive? It’s sooo annoying!!
Thanks in advance