Hi to all, I bought this dvd writer one month ago and never flashed the original firmware (SB4), because the SB6 firmware executable did not work ("no matched device detected"), and the writer worked really fine anyway.
However, I've recently re-installed windows xp and, on a fresh installation, I succeded in running the upgrade to the SB7 firmware.
Sadly, I've only experienced problems since then. Writing -R Verbatim discs both with Nero and RecordNow yields very, very poor quality dvds (almost unreadable...). The quality has also slightly decreased with -RW memorex discs, while the bundled +RW Ricoh disc works great. All in all, the drive seems to have big trouble writing -R dvds.
Now, on to the questions:
1) Has anyone experienced similar problems after the newest firmware upgrade?
2) Does anybody have the original SB4 firmware? I would like to re-install it....
3) After just a few days, the liteon firmware upgrades have stopped recognizing the drive again, with no apparent reason, thus refusing to work. Since I don't think they would allow a firmware downgrade anyway, are there any programs that allow to extract a .bin firmware from the executables, and flash the bios overriding liteon utilities?
Thank you very, very much for any help!