DM168D Help Fix/Revive

vbimport

#1

hello i have Cyberdrive 168D DVD-ROM Drive and i mistakenly updated firmware with patched firmware from rpc1.org to make it region-free without updating first the drives firmware to the full version the patch was made( patch was for 110G, and i havent updated my drive to 110G version yet…) now, my drive wont light up, tray wont open when i press eject, and computers justs gets stuck at post screen when its detecting ide devices…

pls help me recover or somehow fix this… thanks…


#2

“full version”, what are you talking about??


#3

nevermind… i have solved my problem…

what i did was to boot into pure dos,and then attach drive… i erased eeprom using latest MTKFLASH and flashed a version 110J i found on the net… now its working…


#4

Where did you get the firmware, and how did you flash??

I have a DM168D with 110G firmware, according to Nero Infotool It can read DVD-RW but mine can’t.

I want to upgrade my firmware to see if this will fix it


#5

Don’t believe what Infotool tells you…


#6

Funny because cyberdrive’s website also says it supports DVD-RW…

I did flash the drive with a 110K file I found on the internet, but after that the drive refused to do anything except blink the LED at me. I hooked it up to my old pentium 1 and flashed back to 110G in DOS, it works again now but still won’t read DVD-RW’s :rolleyes:


#7

DVD-RW is not DVD-RW, and the available filesystems does make it not easier…
DVD-RW comes in different specs and revisions.

1x/2x-RW
4x -RW
6x -RW


#8

I can understand the different filesystems, but how can different speed DVD-RW’s work differently??

though now that I think about it, I remember a 24x CD-RW I had refused to burn in a 12x CD-RW drive… I guess it would be something like that??


#9

Yes, kinda similar.