I’ve found this forum very informative, so first of all, I would like to thank everyone for your generous help. And ask for a little more…
There is a thread about How to upgrade your Asus BW-12B1ST to LiteOn iHBS112-2 which I have read. I made a mistake and followed these instructions for an iHBS112 but I have a Lightscribe unit and I should have used firmware for an iHBS212.
So my BW-12B1LT now has the PL06 installed and burning software won’t recognize recordable media. Nero Info Tool sees CD-R and DVD-Rs, reads the drive capabilities correctly, but doesn’t see DVD-RWs. Windows properties shows the unit can record. I tried DVD Decrypter, Ashampoo Burning Studio and Adobe Encore: no disc in drive. Can play, not record.
I tried flashing 5L03, 5L09 and HL05 firmwares with the Flash_Utility and AL18.EXE but after a while the flasher says they’re not for an iHBS112, and won’t let me.
Can this be fixed or did I just mess it up for good?