I have been followinig this discussion re: cross-flashing my Dell TS H653 firmware with the Samsung SH-S203B firmware. I found that When I download the firmware update from Samgsung, I can only get a zip file containing the bin file plus adobe instruction for the one click firmware upgrade method in two different languages. What is missiing is the SFDNWIN executible utility program which Samsung refuses to supply since my DVD burner was supplied with my new Dell Vostro 200 which I purchased from Dell one month ago. My DVD burner is a TST H653F with firmware rev D200. It is a SATA drive. Dell refuses to help me with this issue and so does Samsung. They told me to buy a new DVD burner from them if I wanted their help! Dell has replaced this optical drive 3 times with the same identical drive and firmware revison. This is no help at all. I even downloaded and used the MTK based Samsung patch utility by CodeKing, and even though it reported that the operation was sucessful, Nero reports that I still have the same optical drive and fireware revision that I started with.
Can anyone help me? Thanks -----Cattleman