Sony DW-D26A

hi all…just ordered the sony dw-d26a drive and i’m looking for firmware updates.

can’t find anything on sony’s site. someone mentioned this is really a liteon drive, but i’m not finding anything on there site either.

any ideas or suggestions as where to go?

Go to Lite On forum on this site, I found there useful stuff 4 my DW-D22A

I heard that this is a 1653S , I tryed to update my drive with a firmware of this drive and now my drive is dead, I’m trying to revive it using mtkflash, but it is not updating, does anybody know how I can revive my drive, it is being recognized by the bios as the drive which I updated the firmware with :confused:

I hope you backed up a copy of your firmware before flashing. If you did, please zip it up and send a copy of it to me (see my sig).

1/ The D26A is not a 1633S or a 1653S…
22A: 1633S
24A: 1653S
26A: 1673S
28A: 1693S

2/ You will need to use MtkFlash for recovery. First, read dhc014’s guide carefully. Second, you need to read [post]1007174[/post].

3/ You will need a 73S firmware for the recovery. Either use your firmware backup (if you have one) or the JS07 or JY03 firmwares.

thank you very much, my drive is back from the dead, and unfortunately I didn’t make a back up of my old firmware, :sad:

I need help in figuring out my illegal disc error using nero and a sony DW-d26a reflashed to the liteon 1673s hoping it would solve my error but to no avail. ive tried defrag all my hard drives and tried other media and still a no go. ne other suggestions would be greatly helpfull.
here is my log

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: File ‘Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=4.71 (0002), size=45056 bytes, created 7/17/2002 9:20:56 AM
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead
ero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.68, size=160016 bytes, created 7/28/2004 4:51:12 PM
Nero version: 6.6.0.1
Recorder: <LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1673S>Version: JS07 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.0.1
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : via Inquiry data (1) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
Connected to MMC as unknown drive with class-nr : 1
Drive is autodetected - recorder class: Std. MMC recorder
CD-ROM: <AXV CD/DVD-ROM >Version: 2.2a - HA 3 TA 0 - 6.6.0.1
Adapter driver: <sojuscsi> HA 3

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
CdRomPeripheral : SONY DVD RW DRU-500A atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1673S atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : LITE-ON COMBO SOHC-5232K atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : Maxtor 94610U6 BAC5 ultra Port 2 ID 0 DMA: Off
DiskPeripheral : IC35L080AVVA07-0 VA4O ultra Port 2 ID 2 DMA: Off
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD1800JB-00DUA0 70.1 ultra Port 2 ID 3 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : AXV CD/DVD-ROM 2.2a sojuscsi Port 3 ID 0 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : AXV CD/DVD-ROM 2.2a sojuscsi Port 3 ID 1 DMA: Off
DiskPeripheral : Maxtor 6Y200M0 YAR5 si3112r Port 4 ID 0 DMA: Off
DiskPeripheral : Maxtor 6Y200M0 YAR5 si3112r Port 4 ID 0 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
SONY DVD RW DRU-500A G: CDRom0
LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1673S H: CDRom1
LITE-ON COMBO SOHC-5232K I: CDRom2
AXV CD/DVD-ROM J: CDRom3
AXV CD/DVD-ROM K: CDRom4

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1535MB (1572332kB)
Free physical memory: 989MB (1012980kB)
Memory in use : 35 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

12.6.2005
UDF/ISO compilation
7:06:14 PM #1 Phase 112 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1853
DVD-Video files reallocation started

7:06:14 PM #2 Phase 114 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1853
DVD-Video files reallocation completed (no file modified)

7:06:14 PM #3 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6165
Iso document burn settings
------------------------------------------
Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : TRUE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : TRUE
Multisession : FALSE
Burning mode : DAO
Mode : 1
ISO Level : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
Character set : ISO 9660
Joliet :FALSE
Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : TRUE
Allow more than 255 characters in path : TRUE
Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

7:06:14 PM #4 Phase 111 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1853
DVD-Video files sorted

7:06:14 PM #5 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
Reader running

7:06:14 PM #6 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 122
Writer LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1673S running

7:06:14 PM #7 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3286
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

7:06:14 PM #8 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3286
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

7:06:14 PM #9 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3117
Turn on Disc-at-once, using DVD media

7:06:14 PM #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 256
Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
Last address to be written: 2286111 (508:01.36, 4465MB)

7:06:14 PM #11 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 268
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

7:06:14 PM #12 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2309
Recorder: LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1673S, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: TTG02 -
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

7:06:14 PM #13 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 430
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

7:06:14 PM #14 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 844
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 2286112 (2286112) = #2286112/508:1.37
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2286112 blocks [LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1673S]
--------------------------------------------------------------

7:06:14 PM #15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1047
Prepare recorder [LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1673S] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN: “”
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 4681957376, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
_Start|___Track|Idx|RecDep|CtrlAdr
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41
2286112 | lead-out | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41

7:06:14 PM #16 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1853
Caching of files started

7:06:14 PM #17 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4003
Cache writing successful.

7:06:14 PM #18 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1853
Caching of files completed

7:06:14 PM #19 Phase 32 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1853
Simulation started at 8x (11,080 KB/s)

7:06:15 PM #20 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2497
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

7:06:15 PM #21 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1711
Set remaining time: 7:07,636 (427636ms) -> OK

7:06:15 PM #22 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2027
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

7:06:15 PM #23 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 20673
Set BUFE: Buffer underrun protection -> ON , SMART-BURN : ON

7:06:15 PM #24 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2168
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

7:06:15 PM #25 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8281
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD-R (2), Part Version: 5
Disc Size: 120 mm, Maximum Rate: <not specified> (F h)
Number of Layers: 1, Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP), Layer Type: recordable
Linear Density: 0,267 um/bit, Track Density: 0,74 um/track
Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 30000 h (DVD-ROM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW)
End Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 26127F h
End Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Start sector number of the current Border-Out: 0 h
Start sector number of the next Border-In: 0 h
Media Specific [16…63]:
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

7:06:15 PM #26 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1284
19:06:15.453 - LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1673S\H1 T0 : Queue again later

7:08:46 PM #27 SCSI -1046 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1432
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x03260000
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x02 (KEY_NOT_READY)
Sense Code: 0x30
Sense Qual: 0x05
CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0F 0xC0 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x30 0x05

7:08:46 PM #28 CDR -1046 File Writer.cpp, Line 311
Illegal disc

7:08:47 PM #29 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 229
all writers idle, stopping conversion

7:08:47 PM #30 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 223
conversion idle, stopping reader

7:08:47 PM #31 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2410
EndDAO: Last written address was 4031

7:08:47 PM #32 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1711
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

7:08:47 PM #33 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1711
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

7:08:52 PM #34 Phase 34 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1853
Simulation failed at 8x (11,080 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\ASPI32.SYS’: Ver=4.71 (0002), size=16877 bytes, created 7/17/2002 8:53:02 AM
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=2.03.18a, size=20576 bytes, created 6/8/2005 9:46:35 PM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=95360 bytes, created 8/3/2004 10:59:44 PM (Adapter driver for rec)
File ‘Drivers\sojuscsi.sys’: Ver=3.41.0.0 built by: WinDDK, size=5504 bytes, created 9/28/2003 10:57:52 AM (Adapter driver for src)

Registry Keys:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 0 (Security Option)

I have the same problem…I got illegal disc errors and thought flashing would help, but apparently it didn’t. Hell, I think I might’ve messed up…I can’t reflash my drive into anything else.

Hey can anyone help me find the drivers for Sony DW-D26A for windows 98se. I would really appreciate it because i have tons of stuff piling up that i need to burn, thanks.

First, do not crosspost; one post is enough. :cop: Second, you do not need drivers for your drive, and no drivers for any DVD drive exists. If you have the appropriate burning software installed, it should burn.