my BTC 1004IM is now about 1 year old. When I bought it, it had the FW version 0040 which I upgraded to 0043. The rewriter did a good job in the past year, it hardly had write or read errors. I was very confident of my first DVD rewriter.
But today when I tried to make an image from DVD (movie) to HD using the BTC, it suddenly crashed and could not display the DVD contents anymore. I tried another DVD which then showed the DVD label name, but I could not access the file structure. And when I played it in PowerDVD it said: “A disc with an unsupported format in drive F:”
How come? Those DVDs have always worked from the beginning when I bought the rewriter, suddenly they don’t. I guest there is maybe some prblem with the laser? Are there two lasers one for reading one for writing? Coz the strange thing is, writing on empty DVDs is still working as usual.
I thought a firmware upgrade might solve the problem, so I tried and experienced exactly what some guys posted here too in another post: when I flashed the 0151 version directly, it gave me some error 5/20/0 so I tried to use the 0050 flasher first, but this didn’t show my drive in the list, from where to choose from (see links to images). And the installer starts very slow, like 15 secs until I see the main window, with the UPGRADE and CLOSE buttons.
I am clueless now what I should do next. Not sure if I’d give MTKFlash a try but maybe I lose my warranty of the drive then? Ive read Marco gives out the dos versions of the firmware binaries too. Are they for MTKFlash?
I hope anyone could help me solve this problem
My system is Windows XP SP2 using Nero 5.5