Jlms 166s firmware reqd!

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#1

i have a jlms xj-hd166s drive which was manufactured in august of 2003 and it came with “ds19” ver. firmware.
i upgraded the firmware to the latest “ds1c” and now when playing dvd’s the drive spins really fast creating a lot
of noise. i guess my drive isn’t so “SMART” now. Unfortunately, i forgot to backup my original firmware ( the one which
came with the drive), and i also found that “ds19” ver is not an official firmware. however, i got “ds19” ver. from digi’s website but still
the drive spins up fast when i increase the play speed to 16x or 32x (is this normal? i don’t remember wat happened when i had the original firmware).
i even tried using the speed hacked firmware but no luck. Does anybody here have a jlms 166s drive with exact same date of manufacture and having the same “ds19” firmware.
If so, could u plz backup the firmware from ur drive and post it for download somewhere? i really need it. thank u.


#2

any suggestion is appreciated…


#3

I think that what ur experiencing is pretty normal - for high speed play back, it spins faster and makes more noise. If u play a dvd normally (like a dvd video), it should be silent. If silence is of the essence, contact the master (code64k) and maybe he can give u a custom slower firmware like he did for the 165.


#4

A little of topic here…
Is there a firmware for the same drive for DL media ???
Nero Infotool reports that it cannot read such a disc.

Thanks in advance…


#5

thanks for the reply. I think i had no problems with the original firmware, but i didn’t backup the firmware. It would be much better if got a firmware from an identical drive. then everything would be back to normal. anybody here with a drive having the same manufacuture date as mine?


#6

Sorry… What I meant is … Does someone out there have a firmware for the specific drive that can read DL media ???

Sorry for the misunderstanding…


#7

apotsi

Your 166 will read DL as long as the DL booktype is DVD-ROM, as the new DL media burners by default set the booktype to DVD+R DL the 166 has no clue what to do with it. So for DL to work on 166 it must have booktype set to DVD-ROM.


#8

This must be done on the discs, right ???
Not on the drive itself…

Sorry for the tooooo newbie answer…


#9

Yes, booktyping a +R DL to -ROM is a feature of the DVD-burner and is something that is done to the disc (before it’s burned).


#10

Thanks code65536.
And it is done with what utility ???


#11

That depends on what your DL burner is.


#12

It is a 832S.


#13

http://www.liteonit.com/ODD/Zip/BookType.zip


#14

U good u…