Help with non functional SOSW-852S drive

vbimport

#1

Hello to all users! :bow:

Recently i bought an acer laptop with a slimtype cd/dvdrw combo, the same model as goes in the subject…

The lap is excelent, never had any problems with except when it comes to burning media… :a
With cd’s i haven’t got a single problem yet, but with dvds i couldn’t get one to record in conditions.

Can you help me in any way possible? Without going to Acer support?
I am quite new arround here, i’ve done a little search but i got very confused with all the answers…

Hope you can help me in a better way… :sad:
Thanks in advance! :bow:


#2

Welcome :slight_smile:

You need to give us a bit more to go on.

1/ What media are you using. Use DVD Identifier to produce a report about the media.
2/ What application are you using to burn the DVD media (include version number).
3/ Using [thread=93944]KProbe v2.4.2[/thread] or Nero CD-DVD Speed do a BLER/Quality Test of one of the discs that failed and post the result.

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#3

3/ Using KProbe v2.4.2 or Nero CD-DVD Speed do a BLER/Quality Test of one of the discs that failed and post the result.

And witch one of these two is the best?


#4

That does not matter, so take KProbe :slight_smile:


#5

Well, here i am, once & again…


Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD-R:LONGTEN 001]

Disc & Book Type : [DVD-R] - [DVD-R]
Manufacturer Name : [Longten Technology Co. Ltd.]
Manufacturer ID : [LONGTEN 001]
Blank Disc Capacity : [2,298,496 Sectors = 4,489.3MB = 4.38GB (4.71GB)]
Recording Speeds : [1x , 2x , 4x]
[6x And Higher Might Not Always Be Detectable]

** INFO : An Empty Writable Disc Is Recommended For Accurate Results
** INFO : Drive = Slimtype DVDRW SOSW-852S [FW PRS7]
** INFO : Write Capabilities = DVD+R DVD+RW DVD-R DVD-RW
** INFO : Disc = [DVD-R:LONGTEN 001]
** INFO : Write Speeds (Supported By This Drive On This Disc) Listed Below

** INFO : GET PERFORMANCE Write Speed Descriptor(s)
Descriptor #1 = 5540 KBPS ( 4.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #2 = 2770 KBPS ( 2.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]

** INFO : MODE SENSE Write Speed Descriptor(s) [Legacy Command]
Descriptor #1 = 5540 KBPS ( 4.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #2 = 2770 KBPS ( 2.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #3 = 0 KBPS ( 0.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV] - [Invalid Entry]
** WARNING : Drive May Have Returned Incorrect Descriptors

** WARNING : Some Drives Do Not Return The Entire ‘Media Code’-Block
When Dealing with Discs That Are Rated 6x And Higher.
** INFO : Hex Dump Of ‘Media Code’-Block Listed Below
** INFO : 4-Byte Header Preceding ‘Media Code’-Block Discarded
** INFO : Format 0Eh - Pre-Recorded Information In Lead-In
0000 : 01 40 c1 fd 9e d8 52 00 02 f7 0e 0b 77 88 70 00 .@…R…w.p.
0010 : 03 4c 4f 4e 47 54 45 00 04 4e 20 30 30 31 00 00 .LONGTE…N 001…
0020 : 05 aa a2 22 22 20 01 00 06 0b 0f 12 66 66 80 00 …"" …ff…
0030 : 07 88 80 00 00 00 00 00 08 01 1b 0b 0f 08 08 00 …
0040 : 09 55 09 10 0b 90 88 00 0a 80 88 80 88 80 10 00 .U…
0050 : 0b 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0c 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0060 : 0d 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0070 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0080 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0090 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00a0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00b0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00c0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00d0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00e0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00f0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

[ DVD Identifier - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com ]

I am using Nero (Reloaded) version 6.6.0.3

[in attach]

… i hope this can help you solving my little problem.

Thanks! A lot! :bow:



#6

LONGTEN 001 :Z

Find some better quality media and preferable +R media (not -R). You also might want to get a 4x DVD+RW to use for testing, it will save you a lot of burn once media. :wink:


#7

Additionally, you may also want to upgrade to a newer firmware. PRS7 is pretty old. See the big 852S thread for the PST3 firmware.

But yea, dump that LONGTEN crap; it’s junk media.


#8

Well i am going to try with this one, it was given to me…
Let’s see how it works…

Are these good?


Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD+R:POMSI002-01-000]

Disc & Book Type : [DVD+R] - [DVD+R]
Manufacturer Name : [Plasmon]
Manufacturer ID : [POMSI002]
Media Type ID : [01]
Product Revision : [Not Specified]
Blank Disc Capacity : [2,295,104 Sectors = 4,482.6MB = 4.38GB (4.70GB)]
Recording Speeds : [1x , 2.4x , 4x , 6x-8x]

** INFO : An Empty Writable Disc Is Recommended For Accurate Results
** INFO : Drive = Slimtype DVDRW SOSW-852S [FW PRS7]
** INFO : Write Capabilities = DVD+R DVD+RW DVD-R DVD-RW
** INFO : Disc = [DVD+R:POMSI002-01-000]
** INFO : Write Speeds (Supported By This Drive On This Disc) Listed Below

** INFO : GET PERFORMANCE Write Speed Descriptor(s)
Descriptor #1 = 3324 KBPS ( 2.40x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]

** INFO : MODE SENSE Write Speed Descriptor(s) [Legacy Command]
Descriptor #1 = 3324 KBPS ( 2.40x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]

** INFO : Hex Dump Of ‘Media Code’-Block Listed Below
** INFO : 4-Byte Header Preceding ‘Media Code’-Block Discarded
** INFO : Format 11h (Method 1) - ADIP Information
0000 : a1 0f 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 26 05 3f 00 00 00 00 …&.?..
0010 : 00 00 03 50 4f 4d 53 49 30 30 32 30 31 00 00 38 …POMSI00201…8
0020 : 23 54 37 15 02 52 6c 02 b4 63 15 15 0b 0a 08 08 #T7…Rl…c…
0030 : 01 19 1b 0c 0c 0c 0d 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0040 : 01 00 38 38 02 26 64 1e 07 2e 23 10 04 1e 1d 01 …88.&d…#…
0050 : 00 00 02 26 64 1e 07 2e 23 10 04 1e 1d 01 00 00 …&d…#…
0060 : 02 00 54 70 02 4b 63 67 20 14 0b 0b 01 20 00 00 …Tp.Kcg … …
0070 : 00 00 02 80 63 67 20 14 0b 0b 01 20 00 00 00 51 …cg … …Q
0080 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0090 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00a0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00b0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00c0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00d0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00e0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00f0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

[ DVD Identifier - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com ]


#9

To update my firmware what else do i need?
I already got pst3b, omnipatcher v1.3.18 and the Firmware Flashing Tool v1.0.0 .

What am i missing? Is there any tutorial available for the newbie here?


#10

1/ Reboot your system
2/ Run the flashing tool
3/ Select your drive from the dropdown list
4/ select the update bootcode option
5/ select the update option
6/ click browse and locate the pst3.bin file
7/ click start
8/ when finished reboot your system

Edit: OP crossflash not required


#11

Im back!

Well, after using my first dvd+r, i can’t say it didn’t burn sucessfully but i can’t say the opposite as well…

Here are the results i got after testing the dvd with kprobe latest (v2.4.2):

BLER - Result:

Date : 14-12-2004 7:10:38
Model : 1-0-0-0 SlimtypeDVDRW SOSW-852S PRS7
Disc : DVD+R , POMSI00201 []
Speed : Max

ATER ADER - Result:

Date : 14-12-2004 7:07:57
Model : 1-0-0-0 SlimtypeDVDRW SOSW-852S PRS7
Disc : DVD+R , POMSI00201 []
Speed : Max
Scanned range : 0 - 00:02:00 (0)
ADER Max : 0,0
ADER Average : 0.0
ADER Total : 0
Cont. Max : 0
Cont. Average : 0.0
Cont. Total : 0

Performance - Result:

Date : 14-12-2004 7:10:38
Model : 1-0-0-0 SlimtypeDVDRW SOSW-852S PRS7
Disc : DVD+R , POMSI00201 []
Speed : Max

And the .png’s go as follows…

Now, one simple question: WHAT does these outputs tell you?

The dvd i busted was full of isos, and when i tested them, trying to open them only one give me a problem with an error about a block size but i ignored it and it seemed okay. It suggested me to fix it, but i didn’t did it.

Can you help me?





#12

Does this work with all around drives equal to this model or just on working ones?

Because i couldn’t get a single dvd busted yet. I was trying dvd’s-r and now i am going to do some tests on dvd’s+r

Thanks anyway! :bow:


#13

Well, it’s at least it’s +R… It’s an unsupported media code, so the drive is using a generic strategy. Plus the media quality isn’t really better than LONGTEN, I don’t think.

Try some mainstream +R media.


#14

For digitalwiz:

i have a SOSW-852S drive inside my ACER notebook. I bought a PHILIPS DVD+R certified at 8x. The code is PHILIPS/C08. I burned it at maximum speed (that was only 4x) and checked the disc with Kprobe. It was my first burn, and the result was very good. So try this media and let us know.

For everybody:
I bought also a Verbatim DVD-R certified at 8x. I put it into my drive, and the maximum writing speed was 4x. Up to now, nothing strange. I loaded my bios into Omnipatcher and looked for the media code (MCC 02RG20). And what did i discover ? For that code, the 8x checkbox is selected!! So why the maximum writing speed is 4x ?!?