URGENT! lite-on 832 drive fails to read

vbimport

#1

Hi

I’m hoping someone can help , My Lite-on sohw 832 has recently stopped reading any discs. It matters not what disc I use, it simply fails to recognise any of them.

E.g I get this alot … “A disc with an unsporrted format in drive E”

not only that, my drive just makes a “clicking” sound as it spins the disc, & the light just flashes green , pls tell me what do i do ?

Its like the laser is not picking up the signals/reading them correctly.

Win Xp - Latest firmare ware VS0G.

Please help, I’ve only used this drive like 5 times in the last 8 months . :frowning:

Cheers


#2

have you recently done a firmware update that went wrong?


#3

Hi

No ! the firmware update was 100% sucessful. The previous firmeware was
VSOE , I then updated to VSOG.

The drive wasnt playing discs with the VSOE firmware , so I decided to try updating to the newer firmware. However the results are the same , the drive just makes a constant clicking sound as the disc is spinning.

No DVD films work , no backups play…nothing, please advise


#4

download and flash with this firmware: http://usuarios.lycos.es/liteonfirmz/firmz/CG5G.rar


#5

hi

what does that firmware do ?


#6

it makes your drive work again…


#7

Hi

if i use this firmware, can i then upgrade to newer versions ?

Cheers


#8

hi again

by using tis firmware , do i lose any burning capabilities i.e DL burning etc etc ?

pls note , i’m not ungrateful for your help, its just that i would like to understand what has gone wrong , so that in the future i can be more prepared.

cheers

any extra info apprecaited


#9

there aren’t any newer versions. this is the latest firmware VS0G with some patches by C0deKing for better writing. it has all features as original 832s firmware, but this is a bit better.


#10

Hi chok0

Sorry if this sounds stupid, but how do i flash a rar.document ?

do i need a specific program ? The lite-on firmwares tend to upload themselves, I do not know what to do with this file, plese explain a bit more…thanks


#11

you have to unpack the file with winrar or any other unpacker. inside there’s the flasher program, just run it.


#12

Hi

how do i know if i have the winrar program ? if i do not have this, where can i download this winrar from ? Finally what other "unpacker " programs are useable ? does Winzip work with this ?

sorry again for all the questions, i’m a NEWBIE (Thick b’stard)


#13

get winrar here: http://rarlab.com/rar/wrar342.exe

i don’t use winzip, but i think it can handle .rar archives… just test it. you can’t do anything wrong :slight_smile:


#14

Hi

thanks for the quick reply, I’ll play it safe & download the Winrar program, after that I’ll flash the player. I hope this fixes the reading problem.

I’ll be back :wink:


#15

Hi chok0

I’ve done the upgrade, thanks for that !..however , the problem persists.

The drive is still just clicking. I have (manually) pushed the drive in & this sometimes gets the drive to read the disc, then sometimes it doesnt. I think theres a fault with the tray mechanism, what do you think ?

Any advice from hardware experts much appriecated

Cheers


#16

bring the drive back to where you bough it. seems like a hardware failure.


#17

Hi Chok0

I’ve returned the drive back to my local retailer, in return he has given me the
Lite-on sohw 1673 as a direct swap. I hope this drive is good.

Thanks for all your help, its great that forums such as these exist , it helps us Newbies out to no end…once again thanks