I got pflash and the ls3j binary from the site - many thanks - but when i used it (in dos mode without cdrom support from a win98 boot disk), using " pflash ls3j.bin /sm " - drive is master on 2nd channel - it started reading from the floppy, and began the process. Where it displays "date" as the utility begins, there was no date, just a collection of symbols, then i got a page full of "data compare fail in address 0x4......." errors (each one a different suffix) and "too many compare errors, cannot complete" (or similar wording). Fearing the worst I rebooted. The drive was recognised by the bios, and showed up as firmware version ls3j, windows xp recognised it, and nero info tool sees it as ls3j too! I've burnt a disk using nero, and it works. So, basically, I'm confused. Did it work, ie is it ok now, or should i maybe try flashing again with a different version? Oh, and can anyone tell me which version is best? I thought ls3j was the latest, but on the site i see LSRx versions, and can't find a list of differences between them. Cheers!