i used both the flash and eeprom utility to back up my firmware and eeprom to flash my hp dvd1040i drive with lite on dvdrw lh-20a1h LL0D.i am able to flash the firmware to the drive and it seems to go ok i can see the MID in imgburn fine and all but after doing it for some reason it won't burn dvd-r anymore unless i flash it back to the hp firmware!:sad:i can dump iso files from disk and burn to my dvd+rw(don't have any dvd+r to test or dvd-/+r dl disk)in IMGburn it sits at "writing leadin..." forever and keeps retrying to do that.any one know what could cause this problem?if anyone is interested they are TDK dvd-r with cmc,mag,am3 MID and some cheap JVC media i tried to burn and it doesn't make coasters of them it just doesn't burn anything at all dvd-r wise.
I can test the hp firmware in my 20A1H to see if I have the same problem, just send it to me.
here is hp's fimwarehttp://www.esnips.com/doc/67e642ec-0ab8-4a15-8010-ae0cbe5936cc/MH21 but it works fine with dvd-r but the drivers for it haven't been updated by hp since 2007 so i wanted to have it up to date as possible.hence why i wanted to flash it with the real lite on firmware.
OK I downloaded the firmware, I flashed my 20A1H to Hp 1040 firmware. I was able to burn DVD-R using the Nero CDDVD Speed. I'm going to try Imgburn.
Have you tried to use LL0C? I've read somewhere that LL0D was buggy.
yes i have tried both LL0C and LL0D both versions of firmware can burn my +rw but not my -rafter trying a second time to burn dvd-r without closing IMGburn i get this i/o error.i have heard it could be my ide cables but it burns other media just not dvd-r so i don't think that's the case here.i was able to backup up a dvd-r movie burn it to the +rw disk and play it on my dvd player so it reads the dvd-r fine as well.
seems it might be best just to get a new burner (this time one that isn't rebranded cuz i just tried cd-r and it won't burn them either.i'll just have to be content with hp's outdated not updated firmware till then thanks anyway for all your help.
That's because its a 20A4H hardware, and this one model code covers two different writers. Fortunately, there's firmware available for both. Just use whichever one works better--the "A" model or the "S" model.The firmware is located here:http://club.cdfreaks.com/f44/liteon-dh20a4p-h-fast-burn-enhanced-overspeed-enhanced-oht-firmware-231875/#post1931131Edit: and yes, this firmware works on HP dvd 1040e, dvd1040e, dvd 1040i, dvd1040i, and 20A1H