I will to convert my Lite-On LVW-5002 to Lite-On LVW-5006 - But I need your help

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#1

Hi all

I have purchased a LVW5002 DVD recorder. I have already hacked the firmware so the recorder is multi-region and macrovision free. (it already has the 3 hour record function enabled)

I was looking through some of the posts on this board and seen a number of people want to know if the 5002 can be flashed/upgraded to the 5006 using its firmware.

So here’s the deal. Can someone supply me with a UK Lite-On LVW-5006 serial number (not sure if other countries firmware will work) so I can download the firmware and I will flash it on my LVW-5002 DVD recorder.

I will post my finding here in this thread…

I don’t see why this shouldn’t work!

If you compare the 5002 to the 5006 (as you all know) the only thing different is the 5006 writes to +R/+RW/-R/-RW/CD-R/CD-RW discs where as the 5002 writes to +R/RW discs only.

So I’m willing to flash the firmware. I need someones serial number.

Anyone wanna help?

Thanks


#2

Hi have since opened up my drive and can supply abit more info if it helps:

Inside the machine is the following:

Motherboard - DMN8602-B2 Rev:01
Chipset - LSI Logic DiMenSion 8602-D0

On the sticker on the back of the dvdr is the following:

Model - LVW5002 (3902205050)
S/N - 60245101294 <------ (This is not the serial number I require to flash the unit with)
Manufacture Date: December 04
F:LNGBE094 D:B205 HI:POT OK


#3

Hi Gormenghast,

Here is a Lvw5006 serial number.
0104-3244-0094-b205
I have downloaded the firmware using this serial

Its for the uk lvw5006

Good luck
kallixx@hotmail.com


#4

yes good luck, You may get a drive update as well !!


#5

Hi all.

kallixx - Thanks for the serial number!!!

I’m a bit confused here… (not very hard to confuse me)

But the serial number is the same as the one I already have when I purchased the machine yesterday. I have already downloaded it and installed the system firmware (which I then hacked to get region free player) and drive update.

The box and the stickers on the drive both say “LiteOn LVW-5002 DVD Recorder” - Could I already have a LVW-5006? I will hunt around for a DVD-R disc and find out!!!

Stay Tuned…

One thing I did notice is that when you go to the LiteOn website and download the files. You download LVW-5001/LVW-5002/LVW-5004/LVW-5005/LVW-5006 firmware from the same drop down menu.

Well we shall see


#6

Interesting to see what happens but it looks like they use the same firmware and the differences between the two cant be changed by firmware updates.


#7

Hi Robbie-uk

I think they use the same fimware, but have different drives installed in the machines. When I opened up my recorder it looked very much like a IDE cable connecting the drive to the mainboard. So as the firmwares don’t seem to be working. After have now tried DVD-R/DVD-RW/CD-R/CD-RW discs with no success I think that if I was to replace the actual drive (remove the one from the LVW-5002) and replace it with that of a LVW-5006 then the firmware would let me access the missing features…

At the moment I am trying to see what happends if I use the LVW-5001 and LVW-5005 firmwares…

But at this rate it would be easier to go out and swap out the machine!!!


#8

Ok…

My finding… You can’t enable any of the features that the 5006 has. The firmware seems to be the same for which ever recorder you have 5001/5002/5004/5005/5006. Its the drive that seems to have the feature


#9

Have you updated the DRIVE firmware?–This is different from the SYSTEM firmware, and maybe is whats needed–The S/N you input to the Liteon site tells them what model you have, and allows you to download the appropriate firmware–Try it with my S/Nos 0104 0740 0076 g2b9 This is for a UK 5004 machine, said by Liteon to be the same as the 5006, but ISNT!–Has different main board and processor.__try this firmware at your own risk–Its not for the 5006, but you can see there is a difference when you input different serials into the web-site. The LOADER/DRIVE firmware for the 5004, the DSU1000, could give you (-) function, but it could also screw your machine…


#10

I have tried system firmware and drive firmware for 5001/5004/5005/5006 and the unit picks up that there is a data disk in the drive but will not load to the update screen which asks you if you want update or not… But load the 5002 serial number which I have displayed on my TV (0104-3244-0094-b205 - this is said to be that of a 5006 unit to) and all I do is update the unit with the features of 5002


#11

hi guys i just opened my lite on lvw - 5002 and i was wondering if i bought a double ended ide cable and a double power conector is there a way to add a hardrive


#12

hi I think it is more the physical drive that is +/- in the 5006