Sony crx185e3 New firmware

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#1

Does someone knows where can i find it?
I have a problem it doesn't recognise the right spead of a lot of blank cdrs and slow down the burning speed.
I know that all sony models after 32x r Lite-ons but i dont know if i can patch them with lites-on firmware

Can someone help?


#2

I did it already here the reply:(
Does anyone knoes if i can patch a firmware from liteons models?

Dear customer,

We like to thank you for your inquiry.

We believe the problem might be your chipset (specially Via-chipsets) or the
busmaster-drivers. You need an 100% IBM compatible Pentium system with at least
75 MHz. This information can be found on the back of the package of your drive
under system requirements.

It might be helpful to remove the busmaster driver of your mainboard and to use
the Windows standard PCI busmaster driver or newer driver of the chipset
manufacturer. Further you should disable the DMA access for the drive and you
should set PIO MODE 3 for this drive in your BIOS. For further informations
concerning your BIOS settings please contact the manufacturer of your mainboard.

Specially Via chipsets (AMD systems often uses these chipsets) are causing
problems with some hardware products from different manufacturers. There are a
lot of articles in magazines, newsgroups and webpages reporting of problems with
these chipsets. The manufacturer of the chipset is reporting about such problems
on his webpage. The EIDE-busmaster-driver of these chipsets are stated to be the
reason for this problems. Via say at http://www.via.com.tw that there will be
newer drivers in the future.

We want to quote a text we have found on one of these webpages:

This information applies to:
· Windows 95
· Windows 95 OSR2.x
· Windows 98
· VIA chipsets

My system uses Windows 98 and a VIA chipset so should I install VIA drivers?
Microsoft has bundled full support for VIA chipsets into Win98 therefore it
isn’t necessary to install the VIA bus master driver but VIA suggests installing
the VIA AGP driver and IRQ routing miniport driver.
The main function of an IDE busmaster driver is to allow your system to take
advantage of the IDE and UltraDMA capabilities of your Hard-drive, of course you
have to have an UltraDMA-capable hard-drive. If your system is running Windows
95 OSR2 or Windows 98, there is no reason to install the bus master drivers
because the operating system already supports both IDE and UltraDMA
capabilities. If your system isn’t running an OSR2 version of Win95 or Windows
98 then you may want to install bus master drivers to take advantage of the IDE
and UltraDMA features of your hard-drive.
Windows 95 OSR 2.x and Windows 98 users are not required to install bus master
drivers. To enable DMA mode using the default Microsoft drivers enter the
Control Panel, System, Device Manager and view the properties of your hard
drives and/or CD-ROMs. Place a check in the DMA box.

This information applies to:
· Windows 95
· Windows 95 OSR2.x
· Windows 98
· Intel chipsets
· VIA chipsets

Why doesn’t my Zip, tape drive, and/or CD writer drive work correctly?
Many times bus master (UltraDMA) software can have negative side effects on
devices that are not hard drives.
The main function of an IDE busmaster driver is to allow your system to take
advantage of the IDE and UltraDMA capabilities of your Hard-drive, of course you
have to have an UltraDMA-capable hard-drive. If your system is running Windows
95 OSR2 or Windows 98, there is no reason to install the bus master drivers
because the operating system already supports both IDE and UltraDMA
capabilities. If your system isn’t running an OSR2 version of Win95 or Windows
98 then you may want to install bus master drivers to take advantage of the IDE
and UltraDMA features of your hard-drive.
Windows 95 OSR 2.x and Windows 98 users are not required to install bus master
drivers. To enable DMA mode using the default Microsoft drivers enter the
Control Panel, System, Device Manager and view the properties of your hard
drives and/or CD-ROMs. Place a check in the DMA box.

Please also make sure the media you are using is capable of writing at the full
speed of the drive.


#3

It’s unlikely that you’ll be able to find any firmware updates for Sony drives.

However, assuming that the Sony is actually a rebadged Liteon, it may be possible to flash it with a Liteon firmware.

Check this link:

http://forum.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=45977

FIRST, readout the current firmware using mtkflash. If you are able to correctly extract the firmware, the drive can be flashed using mtkflash and a suitable firmware in .bin format.


#4

I know that the Sony CRX-195E1 is actually a Lite-ON. I just finished a windows utility that will upgrade the drive to version ZYS3 from ZYS2. The firmware that it flashes with is actually ZS0J for the LTR-40125S. I have the Original Sony binary and my modified version for use with mtkflash. See here for more information. If you could use mtkflash to extract your firmware, I can try to do the same for the CRX185.


#5

I allready buy a sony 195e1 40x and have the same problems with less cds this time.Is your firmare work with mys cdr to?Did it worked for u?


#6

The Sony CRX185e3 is a rebadged BTC - BCE 3212IM, so unless BTC rebadge the Liteon I would be cautious about using a Liteon flash upgrade.


#7

Originally posted by johny
I allready buy a sony 195e1 40x and have the same problems with less cds this time.Is your firmare work with mys cdr to?Did it worked for u?

yes it works. I should have screenshots soon. I don’t have the drive, but cdc tested it for me. the orginal firmware is on there too if you need to flash back.


#8

Originally posted by biggles77
The Sony CRX185e3 is a rebadged BTC - BCE 3212IM, so unless BTC rebadge the Liteon I would be cautious about using a Liteon flash upgrade.

Thanks for the info… do you know if the BTC works with mtkflash?


#9

biggles? Have you tried it?


#10

It works with MTKFLASH (MediaTek chipset), but NOT with LiteOn Firmware, you’ll need BTC firmware for it, of course.


#11

Has anyone tried to use the BTC firmware for the Sony CRX185E3? My problem is that I have a CRX185E3 and my CD-RW wont recognize my blank media. I am cautious to flash a new firmware. Would using the BTC firmware solve my problem? How would I know that my particular model is a rebadged BTC cd-writer? When I put in a blank CD it still thinks I need to put a blank CD in the CD-RW. I thought it was the fact I was using a cheap brand, so I put in a TDK blank CD. Its an older one - 74 min/650 MB, and it still did not work. I was using B’s Recording software that came with the drive, and that did not work. I tried to CDRWIN and Roxio Easy CD Creator 5, but those dont support my drive. The weird thing is that one time I used Nero 5 and it kinda worked, until it froze with 2% burned. Do you guys have any suggestions? I contacted the live agent at Sony and their suggestion was to get brand name media like TDK, Sony and Kodak. Argh!