Originally posted by pkstylez
i flashed to 6S0C its still kinda busted for some reason then flashed to 6S0D and now i can burn CD occassioanlly but most of the time it'll just screw up i dunno whats wrong
This may sound strange, but try it anyway.
Download a .bin of the firmware. (Dyzan has a wonderful webpage: http://liteon.notrix.net/ )
Flash your drive with MTKFlash (The DOS version).
Then try your drive again.
I have a feeling (but no proof) that too many flashes with the Lite On updater leaves residue behind in the firmware. IE: I feel it doesn't overwrite ALL banks. Only the ones that need changing.
I've flashed upwards all the way since 6S02 in Novemer 2002. That's:
6S0C (my current firmware is 6S0C)
6S0D (would not go to DMA mode, stuck in PIO4)
I've flashed backwards a couple of times by using FlashFix to patch the Lite On firmware and using it.
Of all the flashes I've done, the DOS based MTK Flash seem to have been more thorough, and they also took much longer as a result. You can see the progress as each bank is flashed.
It's just a feeling, with no proof.
But humour me, give it a try.