Should I use this firmware?

vbimport

#1

Hi everybody

I have an old DVD burner from a branded HP desktop system. I am using this DVD Writer in another desktop PC.

a couple of days ago i got a weird problem on this dvd all of sudden. On win7x64 startup, DVD drive doesn’t initialize as normally it should. its mechanism keeps moving, lens sliding continuously for 10 to 15 minutes after windows boots up. when the drive is silent, it disappears from windows explorer and from device manager. This is without a media inserted in it.

when a media is inserted, it repeats similar things. sometime it does recognize a pre-recorded CD-ROM but for some time only. during operation, after a while drive is again lost from explorer as mentioned above.

I am suspecting a firmware corrupt!. just want to flash it but I can not find it on all HP support website since this drive is an accessory in a hp desktop system and not a retail hp product.

i got following details for the DVD drive:

MODEL: as detected in windows7x64 device manager

IDE\CDROMTSSTCORP_CDDVDW_TS-H653Q________________0303____\5&295AF142&0&5.0.0

Firmware : 0303 ( mentioned on the drive label )

after hours of search on I could not find anything of this firmware or higher for this drive.

Samsung international website shows no firmware available under H653Q

but on samsung korean website i got a firmware for the same drive but with different firmware version class i-e ‘SC01’

here is the link

My Question is:

1- Can i try this fimrware ‘SC01’ in place of the original firmware ‘0303’

2- if not, how and where can i get the firmware 0303 or higher for my drive

3- in general, if there is a newer firmware update available for a DVD writer, should we upgrade it soon, or it is not of much importance if dvd writer is working fine with current media sets and current burning tasks!

please reply


#2

I would rather to use retail SH-S223Q firmware for this drive. TS-H653Q and SH-S223Q is the same drive, TS-H653Q is an OEM name and SH-S223Q is a retail name.

BTW, could you please backup and share your 0303 firmware with us? Just for a case…

Backup can be done with DosFlash v2.0 which you can download here: http://club.myce.com/f44/liteon-ihas124c-crossflashing-firmware-333397/


#3

[QUOTE=blackened2687;2716135]I would rather to use retail SH-S223Q firmware for this drive. TS-H653Q and SH-S223Q is the same drive, TS-H653Q is an OEM name and SH-S223Q is a retail name.

BTW, could you please backup and share your 0303 firmware with us? Just for a case…

Backup can be done with DosFlash v2.0 which you can download here: http://club.myce.com/f44/liteon-ihas124c-crossflashing-firmware-333397/[/QUOTE]

OK but I got a variety of selection under SH-S223Q here:
http://tsstodd.com/eng/firmware/fwdownload/?functionvalue=list&product=HDWI&model=SH-S223Q&searchText=&pTop=102&mTop=312&tabIdx=1

Product Model Ver Region Date
DVD-Writer Half Height SH-S223Q SB03 Global distribution LightScribe 2009-01-28
DVD-Writer Half Height SH-S223Q ST02 Global distribution LightScribe 2008-12-19
DVD-Writer Half Height SH-S223Q SB02 Global distribution LightScribe 2008-11-10
DVD-Writer Half Height SH-S223Q SB01 Global distribution LightScribe 2008-10-02
DVD-Writer Half Height SH-S223Q ST00 Global distribution LightScribe 2008-07-04
DVD-Writer Half Height SH-S223Q SB00 Global distribution LightScribe 2008-04-03

which one best suites my drive best ???

please suggest


#4

I would use SB03 version - it’s the newest retail firmware for your drive.

Please backup your firmware before you will flash retail version…


#5

Hi!

It is very unlikely that firmware goes corrupt suddenly. Either there is something wrong with the cables (recommended to ckeck carefully), or the drive is dying. Then replace it. Flashing a drive that behaves that problematically, will often kill the unit finally.

Edit: if you want to go the firmware route, try SB03.

Michael