Hello all, i’m new to the forum and will be begging for help shortly!
I have a Lite-On EZ-DUB external DVD-Writer (as should be evident from the topic ) and am having problems flashing it with a new firmware. The actual drive model as reported by Nero Info-tool (and Device Manager) is a SOHW-1673SU. The firmware version is XS02 dated 2005-10-17.
I went to Lite-On’s official website and checked to see if their was a newer firmeware for my drive. It showed 3 models of the 1673, the S model, the SU model, and the SX model. Well, i clicked on the SU model and checked the firmware download. It showed a newer one dated 2006-03-22. I downloaded it and it gave me the file EZ16JSOD. When i extract the archive and run the flasher, it gives me an error message saying that it is for the SOHW-1673S drive only! (It does list my drive though so i know it recognizes it)
Correct me if i’m wrong, but isn’t the burner actually a 1673S anyway? Just mounted in an external enclosure? I was under the impression that was how all external burners came.
This is also confusing as the archive name has EZ at the beginning, leading me to believe it’s the correct firmware, although from my digging through this forum and on the net i thought the JSOD firmware was for the S model anyway.
This saddens me as i was hoping to be able to try crossflashing it to a 1693S after i tried out the official update.
Anyone out there have any ideas? Sorry for dropping in and posting a question without any contribution to the forum, but i couldn’t find any information digging through the net. I thought you guys might have a clue. Since you are cdfreaks and all!
Thanks for any help.