Problem with Cendyne 52x24x52

Good morning! I am new here and already have a problem. I went to Staples today and bought a Cendyne 52x24x52 drive. After getting it home and reading up on here, I have determined that it is an Asus drive. I cannot flash the firmware from 1.20 with anything from Asus, it says the drive is not there. I also test burned a CD and it would only write at 40x, a far cry short of the 52x it is supposed to write at. After doing a check with Nero Info Tool, here it what comes up.

Drive Information

Drive : 52X24X52 CD-RW
Type : CD-RW Recorder
Firmware Version : 1.06
Buffer Size : 2 MB
Date : 03-01-29
Drive Letter : E:
Location : 3:0
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : 40, 32, 24, 16, 12, 10, 8, 4 X
Write Speed : 40, 32, 24, 16, 12, 8 X

I have tried setting it to 52x in the drive speed tool, but no luck… So my questions are these:

  1. Is there any way to flash this and get it to work?

  2. Should I return it and buy a Liteon?

  3. I read alot about people getting Liteon drives for <$10.00 with rebates, can someone point me to the right place?

Sorry to be such a pain my first post :slight_smile:



There is a Cendyne 1.35 updater available on a link in Hunter_Random’s post here:

Give that a try :wink:

I gave all of those a try, and I keep getting the same “can’t find device to upgrade” error… Nice try though :smiley: