Hi good ppl of cdfreaks,
First of all thank you all for your responce.
The last couple of days I have received some help of one of you and I want to thank that person especially
That person wants to stay anonymous by choise, but I want to thank hem because I got my problem completely solved.
Because of that, I promised to write down how my problem was solved and I feel I owe it to you anyway.
Hopefully it will help other ppl with the same problem.
I will use a lot of material from the mssg's I received as well as firmware and tools written by others.
My only purpose is to collect all the tools and files together for ppl with the same problem.
Because of the file upload limitations of this threat I described the best I can where to find the tools and files that I used.
I can unfortunatly not attach the tools or the files that I used as well as the orriginal Firmware and Eeprom from my philips SPD3100DL
So I hope everybody understands my little tutorial
I take no resoncibility what so ever if problems occure or you brick your DVDrw.
REMEMBER: PLAYING AROUND WITH FIRMWARE HAS CERTAIN RISKS !
This is only a looooong but hopefully helpfull guideline for ppl with the same problem.
Ok, here we go:
Philips hasn't made any external drives for years, they are all Lite-On's.
In your case sits a Lite-On SHM-165P6S. You can't flash the drive with stock Lite-On firmware (more about this later).
To begin with you can test if linked tool is able to read and backup your firmware (2MB in size).
I used the tool: "Flash Utility for LiteOn Based Optical Drives V2.00" and I was able to backup my original Firmware to a file called: "M5S2.bin"
It's time to backup your eeprom data. Use this tool;
Make sure you choose correct drive.
eeprom data is only max. 8kB
I used the tool: "EEPROM_Utility-3.6.2.rar" and I was able to backup my original Eeprom to a file called: "PHILIPS_SPD3100L_M5S2.bin"
Now you have all the original Eeprom and Firmware files, so u can start toying around and are able to return the Philips SPD3100DL to it's orriginal state
Go to the site: http://codeguys.rpc1.org/firmwares.html
You should look up the Lite-on model: "LiteOn SHM-165P6S"
As you can see the firmware of the SHM-165P6S also starts with an "M" (MS0R - stock), which shows that you have the correct model.
This firmware (MS0R - stock/165P6S.MS0R.stock.rar) is the original unmodified Firmware for the LiteOn SHM-165P6S
Because my anonymous helper told me it was not possible to use the stock Lite-on firmware I didn't use it.
However if you still want to try it, you should do the following (I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE CONSEQUENSES ARE, IF YOU DO THIS ANYWAY !!!):
You can download that firmware (165P6S.MS0R.stock.rar) and after unpacking it with winrar you can either execute the .exe-file to upload the firmware into the Philips SPD3100L.
The other way is to use the earlier discussed tool "Flash Utility for LiteOn Based Optical Drives V2.00" to flash the .bin-file into the Philips SPD3100L
Once that is done and the flash completed succesfully powerdown and restart your PC (I also unplugged and plugged in my Philips SPD3100L from the power as well, just to make sure).
Once your pc is back in Windows, you will see the Philips SPD3100DL is now recognized as being a Lite-on DVDrw.
Now you can experiment arround with the different types of modified firmware of this "LiteOn SHM-165P6S"-model.
I would recomend first to try and burn your DVD now and if it works than leave it at that.
Number 6. and 7. are the option of using modified firmware, so if your problem is solved now and you are happy, skip point 6. and 7.
However since I didn't use the Stock Firmware (because my anonymous helper advised me not to) discribed in point 4. and 5., I skiped point 4. and 5. and flashed my Philips with point 6. and 7. which works perfectly.
If you still have a problem with burning or you just want to try the modified firmware with all the available options (as I did) than go to:
Look under "165P6S Firmwares" and download the file: "165P6S.MS0R.patched-16xOS-rs.rar"
After unpacking it with winrar you have 3 .exe.files and a www-file
Explanaition of the firmware filenames are as follow:
16xOS = 16x OverSpeed
rs = Read Speed unlocked
fbd = Fast Burn Dual format (3S/5S only)
I executed the file "165P6S.MS0R.patched-16xOS-rs.exe" (since that had all the options )
After that I did the reboot thing of my pc and DVDrw as dicribed in point 5.
Once that is done go to page:
Download the tool "smartBurn" (SMARTBURN-3.1.16t.rar) and unpack it with winrar.
Start "Smartburn" and select the correct DVDrw (it is now the Lite-on instead of the Philips)
Click on the Tab "drive settings" and mark the options you want.
In my case I marked the options:
- Force Hyper Tuning
- Over Speed Writing
- Online Hyper Tuning
Once that is done close the program and I did the reboot thing again as described in point 5. (just to make sure)
You are all done now and hopefully your problem is solved.
Thanks for all the ppl (and espesially mr anonymous ) who made this possible......I salute your
A happy Digi