SOSW-852S Firmware:P9S2

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#1

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:

Nero InfoTool 3.00

Drive Information
------------------
Drive                      : Slimtype DVDRW SOSW-852S 
Type                       : DVD±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


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General Information
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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

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+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 ]

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+RW Media Codes (26)
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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 ]

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-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         ]

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-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 ]

#2

Moved to the Liteon forum…

I would recommend changing to different (supported) media rather than doing crazy things with the drive’s firmware, unless you enjoy that kind of thing :wink: