LiteOn LTR-24102B experiencing famous "eject problem"... firmware needed?



Hi there,

How’s this for a blast from the past?

I am putting together several computers, which will be shipped to Romania as part of a charity project for poor schools. People are giving me parts, which are being assembled into complete machines, then loaded with Ubuntu Linux.

One of the machines has a Lite-on burner, which I received separately…

It has the famous “disc eject”/“media not seen” set of problems, which I see mentioned here:

Has anyone found a fix for this problem?

I cycled through a couple of firmwares, and it seems they fall in two categories: those who eject the media every time a CD is inserted in the drive and those who will not eject, but the CD appears to be empty.

I was not able to find the 5S04.bin file, in order to use it with MtkWinFlash, and for the life of me I can’t figure out how to use that DOS utility… especially since the trials are made on an XP machine.

Before you suggest replacing it, I’d like to point out that this is a charity project, and I’m trying to make do with whatever I have (buying new stuff is out of the question).

This used to be my burner, but I ran into some issues with it, when it was fairly unused… since it was an OEM drive, and had only 30 day-warranty, I was SOA. It’s been forgotten in a storage cabinet until a couple of weeks ago.

So… Any ideas? TIA.


If you have put this drive in a different system than before and it is still presenting a similar problem then there must be a fault with the drive. There is no firmware or trick to fix this problem, sorry.