Firmware Updates Render My Burner Useless

vbimport

#1

Hey,

Ever since I purchased my Lite-On LDW-451S burner I have had no luck with updating the firmware, I purchased a bundle of cheap media from eBay and was having no luck at all getting any good burns, I decided to go back to the original firmware GSB6 and while the burns were still not good (crap media) they improved remarkably. I now only use my Lite-On for scanning as it will not even create a good burn using TDK (TTG02) media, now I burn with my Pioneer A07-XLA v1.21, and the scans on my Lite-On were coming out amazing, I had never seen scans like these before. Anyway, I decided to update the firmware on my Lite-On to the latest version (GSBC) seeing as though it was a scanner only now, but now when I scan my burns they come out crap, even the discs that first scanned excellent were now scanning bad, I put my firmware back to GSB6 and magically all my burns are scanning as before. So are my burns bad and I am getting unreliable results with the old firmware, or is it more likely a problem with the drive + firmware seeing as though the drive reads and writes bad when the firmware is updated. By the way all the discs actually viewed so far have been excellent.

Cheers.


#2

flash your drive with the CG4E firmware and reset your EEPROM.


#3

Ok, sounds easy.

I am assuming that this is some kind of cross flashing. I know about resetting the EEPROM but could you provide a bit more detail about the cross flashing as I have never done it.

Cheers.


#4

your drive will become a 832s. just download the patched CG4E firmware from codeguys site and run it. after the flash you can reset the learned media data and hope for better burns.

http://codeguys.rpc1.org/


#5

Thanks, I will give that a go.


#6

Ok, Updated to CG4E and burned a disc. Below are the results, first I scanned it while still in CG4E and the n I reverted back to GSB6 and you can clearly see that GSB6 out performs CG4E in the reading. This is something that GSB6 does consistently, I am now worried that all my burns are crap and GSB6 is giving me a false positive.

While the burn according to GSB6 is reasonable, it in no way compares to what I get out of my Pioneer, is it possible that my drive is faulty? I know that when I bought the Lite-On it came with GSB6 and it has only ever performed reasonably with the firmware installed.

Cheers.