Firmware update doesn't accept drive as correct model?

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#1

[qanda]This thread is about the Lite-On Slim Tray-type 8x 4x 8x 4x DVDRW Drive. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]Good afternoon,

I have got a Lite-on dvd rw SSM-8515S - it works ok but I want to install the latest firmware. I have the latest firmware GS09 from lite-on but the firmware flasher will not accept that the drive is the ssm-8515s.

When you run the flasher it states :-

No matched drive detected !

This utility is only for Slimtype DVDRW SSM-8515S drive.

Detected drives:
2-0-0-0 E:SlimtypeDVDRW SSM-8515S GRS6

Is the problem the spacing or that the firmware revision is also in the name?

Any ideas appreciated - thanks


#2

Hi,[QUOTE=blurofahand;2451088]
I have got a Lite-on dvd rw SSM-8515S - it works ok but I want to install the latest firmware. I have the latest firmware GS09 from lite-on but the firmware flasher will not accept that the drive is the ssm-8515s.

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Detected drives:
2-0-0-0 E:SlimtypeDVDRW SSM-8515S GRS6[/QUOTE]Your drive might be an OEM version, so the “official” firmware (for retail drives) won’t flash. For methods how to crossflash the drive, you may have a look into the Liteon DVD writers forum, especially the “Read First” threads.

Michael