Please help me!!!

Heres my problem:

I recently bought a Slimtype DVD±RW from Ebay for my Dell Inspiron 8200.

Everything was fine and dandy, until I tried to burn a dvd using a verbatim disc (MCC 004) The DVDRW’s firmware does not have this disc listed in its firmware, so it defaulted to 2.4x. THe problem is , at about 10 mins of burning, the drive freezes, and I end up with a coaster.

I went through this forum and read all about updating firmware, etc.

Now, my DVDRW came with P9S2 firmware. Which, I have not been able to find anywhere online. I went to LiteOn’s website and downloaded the latest firmware patch for the 852S. When I tried to install the firmware, the program said that the drive does not match. So, I emailed LiteOn tech support and asked about my problem. They informed me that this drive is not one of their direct ones… and that I would have to contact the vendor. However, the vendor (ebay seller) does not return my emails.

So I started experimenting with all the firmwares I’ve found that contain the MCC004 disc. I tried PFS1, PSX1, PSX3 (latest by LiteOn), 6SO7, P3S4 etc.

The PSX3 from liteOn would make the drive freeze when I put any discs in. it was scary because I would have to put a paperclip into the emergency hole, and remove the disc, while the drive just spins wildly!!

Only two of these actually worked, to the point that I could read and burn discs. they were PFS1 (Sony I believe), and 6SO7.

The problem is: running any of these two firmwares causes the drive to make noises I would never expect from a cd drive i.e. rattling (like gear a gear skipping teeth).

What can I do to make this drive accept the latest firmware from Lite On?

I am throwing myself at the mercy of this forum. please help!!

Here is what Nero infotool and Omni patcher say about my Drive:

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Nero InfoTool 3.00
Drive Information
------------------
Drive : Slimtype DVDRW SOSW-852S
Type : DVDÂ±R/RW Recorder
Firmware Version : P9S2
Buffer Size : 2 MB
Date : 2004-06-24
Serial Number
Vendor Specific : 2004/06/24 15:27
Drive Letter : D:\
Location : 0:1
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : 24 X
Write Speed : 24 X
Read CD Text : Yes
Return C2 Pointers : Yes
Read CD-R : Yes
Read CD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-ROM : Yes
Read DVD-RAM : No
Read DVD-R : Yes
Read DVD-RW : Yes
Read DVD+R : Yes
Read DVD+RW : Yes
Read DVD+R DL : No
Read BD-ROM : No
Read BD-R : No
Read BD-RE : No
Read Digital Audio : Yes
Read CD+G : Yes
Read VideoCD : Yes
Write CD-R : Yes
Write CD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R : Yes
Write DVD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R DL : No
Write DVD+R : Yes
Write DVD+RW : Yes
Write DVD+R DL : No
Write DVD-RAM : No
Write BD-R : No
Write BD-RE : No
Buffer Underrun Protection : Yes
Mount Rainier : No
Modes : Packet, TAO, DAO, SAO, RAW SAO, RAW DAO, RAW SAO 16, RAW SAO 96, RAW DAO 16, RAW DAO 96
Region Protection Control : RPC II
Region : 1
Changes User : 4
Changes Vendor : 4
Interface Information
---------------------
Adapter 1
---------
Description : Primary IDE Channel
Driver
Description : System32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
Company : Microsoft Corporation
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver
Attached Devices
Description : Master: HTS548040M9AT00
Type : Disk Drive
DMA : On
Description : Slave: Slimtype DVDRW SOSW-852S
Type : CD-Rom Drive
DMA : On
Autorun : On
Adapter 2
---------
Description : Secondary IDE Channel
Driver
Description : System32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
Company : Microsoft Corporation
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver
Attached Devices
Software Information
--------------------
Operating System : Windows XP Professional (5.01.2600 Service Pack 2)
DirectX : DirectX 9.0c
OmniPatcher Media Code Report
=============================
OmniPatcher version: 1.4.2
Firmware file name : backup.BIN
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
General Information
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Drive type : SOSW-852S
Vendor string : Slimtype
Product string : DVDRW SOSW-852S
Firmware revision : P9S2-1
Firmware timestamp : 2004/06/24 15:27
Total media codes : 155
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
+R Media Codes (50)
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AML /001/00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
AML /002/00 [ 2.4x ]
BeAll000/P80/00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
CMC MAG /E01/00 [ 2.4x, 4x, 6x ]
CMC MAG /F01/00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
DAXON /AZ1/01 [ 2.4x ]
DAXON /AZ2/00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
DT-D02 /02 /00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
DT-D03 /004/00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
GSC502 /002/00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
INFODISC/R10/02 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
INFODISC/R20/00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
INFOME /R20/00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
ISSM /001/00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
LD /A02/00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
LD /S03/00 [ 2.4x, 4x, 6x, 8x ]
LONGTEN /002/00 [ 2.4x ]
MAXELL /001/00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
MAXELL /002/00 [ 2.4x, 4x, 6x ]
MBIPG101/R03/00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
MBIPG101/R04/01 [ 2.4x, 4x, 6x ]
MCC /002/00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
MCC /003/00 [ 2.4x, 4x, 6x ]
MPOMEDIA/040/00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
MPOMEDIA/080/00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
MUST /002/01 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
NANYA /CHX/00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
NANYA /CLX/00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
NANYA /RJB/00 [ 2.4x ]
OPTODISC/OP2/00 [ 2.4x ]
OPTODISC/OR4/00 [ 2.4x ]
OPTODISC/OR8/00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
PHILIPS /C08/00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
Plasmon /c01/00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
PRODISC /R01/01 [ 2.4x ]
PRODISC /R02/00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
PRODISC /R03/03 [ 2.4x, 4x, 6x, 8x ]
RICOHJPN/R01/02 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
RICOHJPN/R02/03 [ 2.4x, 4x, 6x, 8x ]
RITEK /M02/01 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
RITEK /R02/01 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
RITEK /R03/01 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
RITEK /R03/02 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
SONY /D01/00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
SONY /D11/00 [ 2.4x, 4x, 6x, 8x ]
TDK /001/00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
VDSPMSAB/001/01 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
YUDEN000/T01/00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
YUDEN000/T01/01 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
YUDEN000/T02/00 [ 2.4x, 4x, 6x, 8x ]
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
+RW Media Codes (26)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
CMC MAG /W01/00 [ 2.4x ]
CMC MAG /W02/00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
DAXON /D41/00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
DAXON /D42/00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
INFODISC/A01/00 [ 2.4x ]
INFODISC/A10/00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
MBIPG101/W03/00 [ 2.4x ]
MBIPG101/W04/00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
MCC /A01/00 [ 2.4x ]
MKM /A02/00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
NANYA /DRW/00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
NANYASC /DRW/01 [ 2.4x ]
OPTODISC/OP1/01 [ 2.4x ]
OPTODISC/OP4/01 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
PHILIPS /010/02 [ 2.4x ]
PHILIPS /041/00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
PRODISC /W01/00 [ 2.4x ]
PRODISC /W02/00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
RICOHJPN/W01/00 [ 2.4x ]
RICOHJPN/W11/01 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
RITEK /001/01 [ 2.4x ]
RITEK /004/00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
RITEK /W04/00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
SENTINEL/W01/00 [ 2.4x ]
SENTINEL/W02/00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
SONY /S11/00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-R Media Codes (58)
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AN32 /00 [ 2x ]
BeAll G00001/50 [ 1x ]
BeAll G40001/00 [ 2x, 4x ]
CMC MAG. /00 [ 2x ]
CMC MAG. AE1/00 [ 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x ]
CMC MAG. AF1/52 [ 2x, 4x ]
DAXON004 /00 [ 2x, 4x ]
Dvsn /52 [ 2x, 4x ]
FORNEX101 /00 [ 2x, 4x ]
GSC001 /50 [ 2x ]
GSC001 /52 [ 2x, 4x ]
GSC002 /52 [ 2x, 4x ]
LD /00 [ 1x ]
LEADDATA /00 [ 1x ]
LEADDATA01 /00 [ 2x, 4x ]
LONGTEN 001 /00 [ 2x, 4x ]
MAM4XG01 /52 [ 2x, 4x ]
MBI /50 [ 2x ]
MBI 01RG20 /52 [ 2x, 4x ]
MCC 00RG200 /00 [ 2x ]
MCC 01RG20 /52 [ 2x, 4x ]
MCC 02RG20 /00 [ 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x ]
MCIG01 /50 [ 2x ]
MEI 00V001 /50 [ 2x ]
MEI 00V002 /00 [ 2x, 4x ]
MXL RG01 /50 [ 2x ]
MXL RG02 /52 [ 2x, 4x ]
MXL RG03 /00 [ 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x ]
NANYA P1861 /00 [ 2x ]
NANYA-JC001 /00 [ 2x, 4x ]
OPTODISCK001/00 [ 2x ]
OPTODISCR004/52 [ 2x, 4x ]
PRINCO /50 [ 1x ]
PRINCO /52 [ 2x ]
ProdiscF01 /00 [ 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x ]
PRODISCG02 /00 [ 2x ]
ProdiscS03 /00 [ 2x, 4x ]
ProdiscS04 /00 [ 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x ]
PVC001001 /00 [ 2x ]
PVCR001002 /00 [ 2x, 4x ]
RITEKG03 /50 [ 2x ]
RITEKG04 /00 [ 2x, 4x ]
RITEKG05 /00 [ 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x ]
RITEKG06 /00 [ 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x ]
RITEKM02 /00 [ 2x ]
SKC Co.,Ltd./00 [ 2x, 4x ]
SONY /00 [ 2x ]
SONY04D1 /00 [ 2x, 4x ]
SONY08D1 /00 [ 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x ]
TAIYOYUDEN /00 [ 2x ]
TAROKO-MX4 /00 [ 2x, 4x ]
TDKG02000000/50 [ 2x ]
TTG01 /00 [ 2x, 4x ]
TTG02 /00 [ 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x ]
TTH01 /00 [ 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x ]
TYG01 /52 [ 2x, 4x ]
TYG02 /00 [ 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x ]
Yi Jhan 001 /52 [ 2x, 4x ]
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-RW Media Codes (21)
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CMCW02 /00 [ 2x ]
JVC/VictorT7/00 [ 2x ]
JVC0VictorD7/00 [ 2x, 4x ]
JVC_VictorW7/00 [ 2x ]
MCC 00RW11N9/00 [ 1x ]
MCC 01RW11n9/00 [ 2x ]
MCC 01RW4X /00 [ 2x, 4x ]
OPTODISCK001/20 [ 1x ]
OPTODISCK001/21 [ 2x ]
PRINCO /20 [ 1x ]
PRINCO /21 [ 2x ]
ProdiscDVDRW/00 [ 1x ]
PVCW000001Q9/20 [ 1x ]
PVCW00V00245/00 [ 2x ]
RITEK000V11A/00 [ 1x ]
RITEKW01 /00 [ 2x ]
RITEKW04 /00 [ 2x, 4x ]
TDK401saku=3/20 [ 1x ]
TDK501saku]3/20 [ 1x ]
TDK502sakuM3/00 [ 2x ]
TDK601saku /00 [ 2x, 4x ]
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