just got my new LiteOn SOHW-812S. It’s a black bulk version manufactured in April 2004. What’s strange about it is the firmware version… it came with firmware UGS3 (dated 2004-02-25). Tried to flash it with the US0N (DR8US0N.zip from the liteon-site), but that didn’t work. The flasher brought up a message stating “No matched drive detected! This utility is only for LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-812S. Detected drives: 0-0-0-0 M:LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-812S UGS3”
could flash it in the meantime with the “US0N - stock” firmware from the codeguys website. the drive seems to work fine with it (didn’t do any dvd-recording yet)
has anybody else got a drive with the UGS3 firmware? could the drive be a somewhat crippled version of the 812s (should I return it)?