I was looking for an answer to a question and found this nice forum - maybe you can help me.
I recently bought a Lite-On iHAP422-98with firmware 9WL1N. To be honest the only reason I have bought this drive was that I have read on http://www.daefeatures.co.uk that it can read into the lead-in and lead-out of a normal audio-cd - to get perfect cd rips. Today I found out (checked with EAC and dBpoweramp) that the dirve can neither read into the lead-in nor in the lead-out. So I thought this could be a firmware issue because the guy who published on daefeatures.co.uk that the drive can do both (lead-in and lead-out) used firmware WL1K. I also tried to downgrade my firmware with "Flash Utility 6.0.1" but it didn't work. The program "Flash Utility" showed the error: Error writing FLASH to drive!
So right now to my questions:
- How can I downgrade the drive Lite-On iHAP422-98 from firmware 9WL1N to WL1K
- does anybody have the firmware WL1K (with Flash Utility I tried to downgrade from 9WL1N to WL1G, because I couldn't find a working WL1K firmware online)
- are there also other newer drives existing that can read into lead-in and lead-out??
Thank you so much in advance for answering.