I built myself a brand new machine and chose Lite-On over Sony coz of the higher ranking it achieved at pcuser.com
Well, I haven't been able to use it for any purpose except installing XP...In other words, in Windows it does not read any disc...Not entirely true...For some reason once in a while it reads a disc or two!!
Firmware Upgrade Story:
-> i downloaded DR16JS0B.zip from liteonit.com
-> i downloaded 1673S.JS0B.stock.rar from codeguys.rpc1.org
-> i downloaded 1673S.JS01-JS02-JS05-JS07.stock.rar from codeguys.rpc1.org
-> i downloaded DR16JS0B.zip from forum.rpc1.org
-> finally, i downloaded Firmware Flashing Tool v1.0.0 from this website
My drive's details as found by Firmware Flashing Tool are:
-> 0-0-0-0 D: LITE-ON SOHW-1673S JS05 2005/02/23
Now, each of the XFlash executeables when double-clicked on followed by Update button give the following error:
-> "Unable to flash firmware. Please contact with your vendor"
So, next, I attempt flashing using Firmware Flashing Tool where I get the following error:
-> "Failed to write bin code.(040803)
Please advise me on what I should do next...thx in anticipation!
P.S.: How do I find out precisely the current firmware of the drive? any tool?