I searched & all I get is dead links refering to this model's firmwarewhat kind of firmware hsould I get & from where?
well basicly there 2 types of firmwarea) officalb) hacked,region free
if your into hacked firmware this isnt your lucky day since rpc1.org is down at the moment,anyway there are also softwares that does that (region free thingy) like anydvd/dvd region free
edit: rpc1 is now up
now bout firmware
KS09 06/28/05 from liteon (your drive is a liteon sohw-1693s oem) http://www.liteonit.com/ODD/WebFW/SOHW-1693S/DR16KS09.zipinstructions : http://www.liteonit.com/ODD/English/e_downloads/how%20to%20flash.aspim not sure it will work just like that you might wanna have a look at http://codeguys.rpc1.org/
KY03 6/21/05 from sonyhttp://sony.storagesupport.com/dvdrw/downloads/800FWKY03/800A_KY03.zipinstructions - http://sony.storagesupport.com/dvdrw/downloads/800FWKY03/FirmwareKY03Update.htm