Samsung SW-252F - Help with firmwares pls

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#1

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:

  1. What does the warning mean exactly ?
  2. Why does it say “Applied model: EXPORT” if the firmware is R801COM.bin ? (COM is for overseas exported drives)

Help!! :sad:


#2

Samsung’s firmware update system is quite illogical. They have posted a DVD Burner firmware as an update for a DVD-ROM drive…

Using the wrong “buyer” can wreck your drive’s ability to burn. You might try using other firmwares now to see if you can find one that works.


#3

At least I am sure about a thing: my next burners will never be Samsungs :slight_smile:

Anyway I agree with you saying their F/W update system is quite illogical. For example, the RxyzCOM.bin firmware is for COM (= overseas -AND- domestic exported drives), which is different from the “Applied model: Export” firmware they say it is, which is for overseas circulation only.

May a wrong firmware usage have physically damaged my drive ? :Z I hope not!

Anyway I have the R801 COM firmware for EXP burners only. Clearly my drive isn’t EXP. Now I need to find a F/W for COM or DOM (DOM = COM - EXP) drives… any useful links ?


#4

I Have Sw-252f F/w Ver. R806 With Ver. Ex. Com Samsung Has Liveupdate They Flash Firmware For You