Sony DVD+-RW DW-D56A help

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#1

Dear all, I am totally a newbie…
Got couple questions, hope someone can answer them for me… thanks!

I just got a Dell 700m, and the dvd burner that came with the system is Sony DW-D56A with firmware PDS3.
Questions:
(1) how do I update firmware, and which one is the best for this drive?
(2) I do a lot of internation travelling, is there anyway to make this drive region free? how?

Thanks for helping…


#2

You’ll get an .exe file, there’s a firmware flasher, just a double click, select your
drive for update and hit the button, you shouldn’t be confused, if you see lite-on
flasher, cause your drive is OEM Lite-on. So i’d close progs, which are runnin in
the background like anti-virus software, firewalls etc. To make it region free,
you’ll need a little tool, there’s also the latest or a new firmware. Here are the
links Firmwares
LtnRPC
And after upgrading firmware, just reboot your system


#3

Thanks rapid fire!
It was so easy to use LtnRPC…
now my sony are region free (PRC-1)
I am going to stick with PDS3 unless there is a better firmware or if ripping/burner is not upto the bar on the current firmware…
Thanks once again…