I have a SAMSUNG SW-252F (normal CDRW, although I’m waiting for a Plextor Premium). Recently I flashed it with the latest, R804 firmware downloaded from here. Since then I have gotten problems. Shortly, all CDs (except for CDRWs) made with that firmware are unreadable.
Please note that I have ignored this warning on Samsung’s site:
When you upgrade your firmware, please check the “Buyer” on your label of drive.
If you upgrade wrong firmware, you will have a problem in operating.
ex) SM-332B/*** 63BT123456 F/W=T403(***=Buyer)
because I didn’t understand what it meant.
Now I understand (maybe). The following line reports this:
Applied model : EXPORT
because I’ve noticed there are many firmware types. All here. Probably, I have upgraded my version with this firmware which is only for EXPORT (EXP) versions, so it doesn’t work.
My questions are:
- What does the warning mean exactly ?
- Why does it say “Applied model: EXPORT” if the firmware is R801COM.bin ? (COM is for overseas exported drives)