Need help

Hello all,
I have a LiteOn SOHW-1633S, yet recently been giving me problems. Burning with Nero always gives me a write error, and attempting the speed test gives me write error (0300c0). Next, tried updating my firmware, but now get this problem:

This utility is onl for LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1633S drive.

Detected Drives :
0-0-1-0:LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1633S BS41

Am I missing something here, or should I RMA the drive.

First of all welcome to the forum.

If you want upgrade from firmware BS41 to latest official firmware BS0S, you can’t because the flasher see BS41 as newer than BS0S. Official flasher of liteons firmwares don’t allow to flash with an older firmware. The only way to update your firmware is to use a tool such Omnipatcher (do a search on sticky threads in liteon subforum).

I read somewhere on this forum that a user wrote to liteon technical support referring this problem, and Liteon send him a tool to solve this problem.

Sorry, but I can’t remember which thread exactly is this.

The BS0S flasher available here should work with BS41.

Another advantage in using OmniPatcher is that C0deKing was able to create a firmware that enable drive led to light RED when burning and GREEN when reading (yellow during buffer underrun). If you are an old liteon style aficionado… :bigsmile: