when I bought Sony DRU-700A he was able to read almost EVERYTHING and I was very proud of him.
Not sure, but I think that the “original” firmware was VY03.
When I downloaded VY08 from Sony’s site, there was no fear for me to flash it with no backup.
Some time later I found that my drive does not understand some CDs (not DVDs) that was burnt before (and maby by other drives). Also he works extremely BAD with CD-RWs.
So since reflashing I completely can not access some older-written CDs (the CDs are readable by other drives) and can not rewrite CD-RWs !
WTF ? (sorry for my english)
I tried to find that “original” firmware in inet but there was only:
and some of “patched” ones…
I tried they out but there was no result…
I’m asking myself, where 01,03,04,07 firmwares gone ?
Also I found out that with firmwares later than VY05 the drive can not read some DVDs !
The question is: “WHERE TO GET THE <ORIGINAL> FIRMWARE ?”
PEOPLE ! HELP ME PLEASE !