OK got my 5005 player today Manufactured 3/05. I used my D8 camcorder and it recorded great. My question is should I upgrade to the latest firmware? I do see some red tint in the video from my D8, and I thought the newest firmware fixed that. BUT after reading some of the posts it looks the the newest firmware could have some major bugs in it? Any suggestions? Thanks.
Ok just went to Liteon download page. There are two files to download, a drive firmware update (LFNA1000.E30.0102) and a system update (LFNA 1098.ES5.0102) Is the drive firmware update new? I dont remember seeing this one, i could be wrong?
you serial number should look like xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx (xxx-xxxx numbers in parentheses) the third set of xxxx is your firmware. My US 5005 Sep '04 serial number is 0102 -1840-0098-g2bd and I have the latest firmware installed. The numbers in parentheses you do not have to enter at the liteon site to check for updates.
I have updated my “machine firmware” to 1098 right after it came out and have had only minor issues with disks. But, I have the older drive and did not have to do a “drive firmware” update. I would be more cautious about doing the drive firmware update than the machine firmware update. There is a large user base utilizing 1098 successfully. We do not know for certain the differences between the machines having the disk reading/finalization problems and the ones that don’t. We do know that there are at least two or three drive models at play; some with firmware updates and some without. Based on this I would be careful about drive FW updates until some clarity emerges on this issue.
It is entirely possible that the drive FW has nothing to do with the problem. The truth is we don’t know and Liteon has not provided any clear information. There are too many users though having the problem with varying media types to blame it on the user or the media.
That’s my 2 cents worth and that’s about all it’s worth.
I wouldn’t try to flash the firmware using the cheap LiteOn DVD player in the recorder because if it fails you can be left with a door stop! I had to use an NEC ND-2510A to get it to work after it failed with the built-in drive.
Just got mine and its a 0120-1840-0098-b20a FW with a March manufacturer date. I am a little gun shy also on the two flash sequence since it works!
ArizonaSteve///How do you use you computer drive to flash the 5005
Funny that the serial number on the back of the unit is different than the menu screen.
The disks were fine! Evidently you need to reset in the setup menu and shtdown with the disk in the tray and turn it back on. Once the system updated the drive fw flash worked as advertised. Liteon instructions were bad to say the least.
This is a common situation with FW disks. In addition to resetting to factory defaults, sometimes turning off the power and restarting the machine with the CD in the drive also works around the “data disk” issue.
The last time I tried to hack the firmware it would not recognixe the f/w disk, I turned it off and waited a few minutes each time and it did not work. I did not woant to wait overnight like the last time it worked for me so I finally did a restore to defaults with the f/w cd in and when it went to start up again it read the f/w cd fine. Crazy 5XXX’s