This is my first post in this wonderful forum. I hope someone will be able to help me.
I’ve recently bought a Sony DW-Q28A recorder (firmware KYS1). I’ve had no problems with the drive: it records good disks (I’ve had not a single coaster so far). During the last few weeks, apart from recording a few DVD+Rs, I’ve been using it mostly as a tool to measure PI and PIF errors on various disks I have (with the help of Nero CD-DVD Speed 4.10).
My (little) problem began when I patched the drive using firmare KYS3 from the Sony.Q28A.KYS1-KYS2-KYS3.stock.rar collection. While the drive continues to do a good job as a recorder, the DVDs it makes now no longer display some information that were previously available in Nero CD-DVD Speed (Disc Info/Extended Information: Usage, Copyright Protection and Recorder Information; and, most annoyingly, under Disc Quality, the recorded disks no longer show the message “Recorded with Sony DVD-RW DW-Q28A KYS1”.
I tried to correct this problem by restoring my backed-up KYS1 firmare (using LtnFW, with both the Update Boot Code ON and OFF), by repatching it (KYS2, KYS3), but all my efforts were unsuccessful: the recorded DVDs with my Sony drive no longer display the above message and information.
Is this a common problem? Does it mean that my Sony no longer has original firmare inside, voiding the guarantee? Is there a way the problem can be corrected?
Thanks for any info you can provide.