I have an October 2004 model LVW-5005A which will not recognize firmware updates (although some users claim theirs did).
Is there possibly a problem with some lots of this recorder sold by Costco this December? I would very much appreciate hearing the experiences of others who have this model.
My 5005 ignores "ANY & ALL" firmware updates; regardless of the version. It came from the factory with FLFNA 1090 firmware installed. The serial number on the label is 602441042551.
I've tried numerous ways to install various firmware updates to my 5005 with "no joy" (only 16 coasters). These included the latest installation directions and the firmware file LNFA1091.ESU (both provided directly on Liteon Tech Support email on 12/30/2004) as well as other firmware versions. When the updating CD-R is placed in the tray; it closes, loads, starts to read "FILE" then the TV screen flashes "DATA DISK" & rejects it.