Originally posted by colinscoble
when reading a disc in decrypter says the semaphore timeout has expired.when i write in decypter it has a bout 8-9 retrys.
OK -- semaphore timeout has nothing to do with firmware/drive model etc.
Semaphores are a mechanism that regulates synchronization -- its most probably an issue with the software ( DVD-Decrypter )
If I remember there was a similar thread here --search for it.
Check in the DVDDecrypter forums -- I think this issue is known.
Basically changing your drive may not change anything.
Also try if you can get an older version of DVDDecrypter - I still use 188.8.131.52 and it works fine.
Good luck !