My HP Laptop came stock with TS-L633L SC01, the HP OEM F/W version. I was using Memorex media at the time and I was burning A LOT of bad DVD Videos. They would autoplay on my PC but were undetected by my Xbox 360. I was using UltraISO at the time.
Thinking this was a So, I decided to change a few things. I started using Imgburn, I bought new media, and I flashed my firmware from TS-L633L SC01 --> SC02 --> SC03 (I had to use -nocheck when doing the initial flash from SC01 --> SC01 as I was going from OEM to Official Samsung F/W). The media is TY02 and CMC MAG AM3, the latter sold under HP Lightscribe.
I haven’t had any playback issues since the revolution. However, I have had one possible firmware related issue, my recorder does not abide by my selected burn speed. In fact, when burning my recorder will zip right past 3x, 4x, and 6x all the way up to 8x (side note: regardless of the selected speed, my recorder is slow to build up to 8x, usually averaging 5.5x). I am unable to verify this sporadic behavior in UltraISO.
This may be irrational but I “feel” that since my device imitates an old man pushing a boulder up a steep hill trying to reach 8x that it probably is doing poor work there. I want my speed to be 6x, sound logical? So, I flashed my drive back to SC01, ODD Samsung version. For about 6 DVD’s my device was under my control, she pleased me well. However, during my last burn she started trying to run up that hill again! I just tried to burn a disc and I received the Invalid CDP (Power Calibration Error). I’m sure the error will be gone on reboot (I’ve tried different sources and different discs and the error persists during this windows session). I’m just wondering if anyone thinks these two atrocities are interrelated? Some sort of power issue causing the wrong burn speed?
Or is there something wrong with my firmware/hardware? If one looks at mciahel’s faq (http://club.cdfreaks.com/f105/mini-faq-samsung-dvd-writers-220607/), I am encountering the cosmetic glitch by CDSpeed, Opti, and DVDInfoPro, all saying my discs were written by TS-L632N. So, I’m thinking…should I try out that drives firmware? The OP here, http://forum.rpc1.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=44504 was successful in using the TS-L632N firmware on his TS-L633L even if it was just an intermediary resting place.
Sorry for putting you guys through this hell hole of a post, I thought I’d add a trivial amount of humor to get you past the half-way mark. Thanks a lot!
P.S. I am contemplating buying an external. I probably will. I’ve got around 150 discs to burn and I think I can shell out $30 to make the process both FASTER and smoother. Especially considering this drive does NOT do quality scans even halfway decent, which would make testing firmware a hell of a lot more fun. I’ll have to do more research, but I’m biased towards Lite-on as they really tickled my fancy when they introduced their 52x CD-RW