How do you flash Sony drives with Lite-On firmware?

vbimport

#1

How do you flash Sony drives with Lite-On firmware ? I haven’t flashed firmware on any optical drive before, but thought I might give it a try. Here is why I want to do so. Anyways I think I have a Lite-On SOHC-5236. Cos the appearance and the features matches 100%. I just tried to run the updater from Lite-On site which gave an error saying wrong model as I predicted. So how can I do it? BTW is there a way to verify that the firmware is compatible before flashing. Like comparing some header parts of both existing and the new firmware? I might actually not do it , but just wanted to know.


#2

go to this site

http://codeguys.rpc1.org/firmwares.html

and read what firmwares are compatible with your drive…


#3

@optiplex
just compare the first letter/number of the firmware revision. oems use the same firmware naming as lite-on.


#4

codeguys.rpc1.org does not have a firmware update for SOHC-5236K model. However http://forum.rpc1.org has it. The latest revision number of the Lite-On is called RK05 and the first revision is RK01, what I have on my Sony is something called RYK1, are they same?


#5

RYK1 and RK01 should be the same. you can download RK05 and flashfix it, so it’ll let you flash your sony. you just need this program: http://digi.rpc1.org/flashfix.htm