I recently replaced the original drive in my lvw-5007 w/tv guide with a 1693s drive. The original drive would no longer record .The new drive was running the KSOA firmware. Everything went fine, and I was able to record again, but it wouldn’t play commercial Cd’s ?! So when KSOB firmware came out for the 1693s, I took it out of the liteon and upgraded it in my computer.
I put it back in the 5007 and it seemed to work, and serial # showed KS0B, but when I went to the TV Guide, it was corrupted - there was no data and it looked screwy.
Everything went downhill from there.
I decided to reload the 5007 firmware by using the cd to “fix” the problem, but I had read here to put the original drive back in before performing a firmware upgrade, so I did. With the original drive back in , the system wouldn’t boot right, and would go into a “hello” loop displaying tv for a few seconds and then restarting. I was never able to reload the 5007 firmware.
After this, the system starting rebooting after turning on -even after I put the 1693 drive back in. It now says “hello” and then turns on for a few seconds, displays the tv and then reboots and does this over and over!
So, I need help - is there a jumper or a battery I can pull to make it go through the initial setup? Maybe this would help fix it. I think reinstalling the lnka1040 would help fix the problem, but I can’t because it reboots before I can load the disk with the firmware for the liteon recorder unit.
Also, why would upgrading the firmware on the drive cause the tv guide and the unit to go screwy?
If nothing else I guess this is a warning to not load KSOB if you have a 1693s in your liteon. The only problem I had with the KSOA is that it wouldn’t play commercial disks , but would record fine and tv guide worked…
What did I do wrong? Should I have loaded the liteon firmware prior to putting in the updated KS0B drive? Thats the only thing I can think of…which would have forced it to go through the setup again.
whew. I guess I hacked it to the point that it just doesn’t work anymore.
Please any help or sympathy would be appreciated