[QUOTE=Albert;2752243]The reason you can’t force flash with the firmware update you’re looking for is because the firmware is looking specifically for the DRW-6S160P drive ID. It won’t accept anything different. And I do not think there is a tool you can use to force it to flash.
That said, the DRW-6S160P is just a rebadge of the SHW-160P6S, so the firmware you have on there should work. Is that the same firmware as the one you said turned into a CD drive, or is that a different one?
Does it fail at reading and writing DVDs, or does it only fail at writing?[/QUOTE]
Thanks Albert, yes same drive not sure why it won’t write to DVD’s or CD’s now, (It Only READS CD’S, won’t read DVD’S) the cleaning technique I used worked great on DVD drives much older than this Liteon, even got a DVR-109 to write to CD’s again, unless of coarse the Lite-ON drive just has a weak lasor, (possible) I suppose although it has really not been used nearly as much as older CD, DVD drives I rescued and they write ok but not 100% closer to 60 to 80 % depends on the disks being used.
Incidentally I contacted someone on Ebay today who was selling another used LITE-ON same as mine of the same year, he had it listed at Â£39.99 I explained to him my problem and that I thought the price was a bit steep for such an old drive he then offered to lower his price to Â£15.99 I accepted and bought it as if I cn extract the firmware from that one maybe I can get mine working using the extracted firmware, if not then I have my old one for parts at least