lately my Lite-On 24102b had been acting a little funny. When i would burn at 24x on any media, including 40x certified, the buffer would fluctuate horribly from 4% to 90%. On lower speeds like 16x or 12x the buffer would be stable but it all of a sudden got REALLY picky abotu what media it would successfully burn too. I decided this might be a firmware problem and decided to flash the firmware again. I dled the 5S5A windows flasher from Lite-On but i already had the 5S5A firmware so i couldn’t flash in windows. I extarcted the .bin file fron the .exe using a program i got from www.justcdr.cc. I booted to the A: with a PURE dos floppy made from a windows 98 box. I ran mtkflash “1” w /b 5S5A.bin (My 24102b was primary Master) and durign the flash MTKflash said it successfully flashed Bank 0, Bank 1, Bank 2 and then on Bank 3 it said Flash Completed please reboot your PC, so I did. My 24102b is recongnized correctly by my bios and Windows 2000 and i can even right click the drive letter that windows assigned to my 24102b and hit eject and it ejects the CD tray out. But when i put in any kind of CD, CD-R, CD-RW it reads it normally but if i try to access the info on that CD the LED blinks twice, stops for 3 seconds, blinks twice, stops for 3 seconds and then windows tells me to insert a disc into the drive. The problem is there is already a disc in the drive. I’ve tried using MTKflash to flash to FW 5S59 with teh same results. I also then used the windows flasher to flash from FW 5S59 to 5S5A and I still get nothing in explorer. If anyone has any advice or if this has happened to you please help me out.
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