Flash HP dvd940i with Liteon firmware

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#1

Hi, I did some searching on these forums, and I found the Liteon equivelant for my drive, LH-18A1H. I downloaded the custom firmware from the forums, the flash utility for lite-on drives, and I made a backup of the EEPROM. I’m trying to flash the drive with the custom firmware, but the flash utility says it doesnt see any Lite-on drives, and wont let me flash. How can I flash this drive from HP to Lite-on?


#2

@ dreday78,

Welcome to the Forum.

Concerning information crossflashing your HP dvd940i to Lite-On LH-18A1H suggest reviewing the below CDFreaks Forum posting and note the comments in posting #12 and #13 and also postings #51 and #53 ->

http://club.cdfreaks.com/f61/hp-dvd-940e-202908/

Regards,
bjkg


#3

Yeah, thats the flash program and directions I tried to use in those post, but the program doesnt recognise my drive as a Lite-On. Reading the thread you pointed me to, I thought maybe it was a LG instead, but on the label of the drive it says LIT-SH-16A7(B), and according to the physical description, it is a Lite-On. So I just need to figure out how to get the flash program to see my HP as a Lite-On.

I feel so retarded now, I just tried redownloading the program to make sure I had the right flash program, and thats when I noticed that I downloaded it and XFlash for some reason, and it was XFlash that I was trying to use, and it wasnt recognising the drive. I trying the correct program now and it seems to be working so far. I’ll be back with the results.


#4

Ok, everything seems to work fine now, the drive is no longer given me issues burning. Glad you guys are here.


#5

i flashed my hp 940i to an LH-18A1H…and it worked beautifully…then i used the lite on eeprom utility, under the crossflash tab, to flash my drive to a LH-20A1H…been burning superb ever since!


#6

If it’s a SATA drive, as the LIT-SH-16A7H(B) label makes it appear, then I wouldn’t flash it with LH-18A1H/20A1H firmware. :disagree:


#7

No, its a IDE drive. I’ve had one good burn so far, so I think it has solved my problems.


#8

Okay, that sounds good. I got a bit confused as I’ve only seen the SH-16A7 as a SATA drive until now. Apparently there’s OEM PATA versions around as well.