The main SOC is just peeking out from above the top of the flexi-ribbon. So long and thanks again Sampler. With that quick diagnosis, I take a moment to salute these fine drives, and send them onto their way towards the garbage. You should be able to burn -R media. Storage by Rick Broida Sep 17, Well, every cd-dvd drive seems to have two lasers, one for cd and one for dvd.

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Laptops by Justin Jaffe Nov 26, If you want to see what mediacode is supported and at what speed, check the Mediacode report supplied with the firmware, or load the firmware in OmniPatcher and create a report. The data from the left one is 0. This entry was posted in ComputingObituary and tagged computer hardwaredeadoptical disc.

The Western Digital Elements has rarely been this cheap. Weird how WinZip tries to open the file? Thank you for your help. Media Support list Storage by Rick Broida Nov 12, In this mainboard, the main SOC is mounted on the reverse side — what you see is the connectors on the right edge, the combo motor controller for spindle, tray and pickup sled and the buffer memory from Samsung. The best deals on laptops, tablets, PCs, gaming and much more! This is connected by ribbon to the main board on the right.


And one of them is the first one to die.

Below is a screenshot from Nero Burning Rom, showing pn options such as overburn and buffer underrun protection. It was something I had noticed and it drove me nuts, which is why I always had two burners — one Lite-On, and one non-Lite-On.

Oon choose door No. Home Entertainment by Ty Pendlebury Oct 28, The drive also uses the RPC II region control, allowing a user to change the drive’s region at most 5 times.

One of them is the serial number, the lighter colour one appears to provide calibration data — possibly to do with skew angles of the laser focus. The little chip near the power supply bypass caps is the EEPROM which contains unique calibration data for the actual drives.

LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1633S resources, firmwares and drivers

I did find out that I need this firmware update thing. I sohw-1633ss the drive by tweaking the two potentiometers: I figured out that if I turn one potentiometer clockwise, the drive stops reading CDs; if I turn it counter-clockwise, it reads CDs again.


I have no litd, but if somebody does, please do go ahead and write a reply. Protected Disc Tests 6. I will sorely miss these drives, but that being said, laser failure seemed to be a common trait amongst many LiteOn drives — the fact mine have lived such long and productive lives is something to marvel at on its own. I did the same.

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The LiteOn benefits extended further, including a well-documented way to reset the RPC region control lockout settings, and ways to flash back to RPC-1 if necessary. A fast portable drive with massive storage space A fast portable drive with massive storage space by Dong Ngo.

Windows does not have that capability built in. One day I find Cd Freaks and your invaluable sohw-1363s. Storage by Rick Broida Sep 13, SA – Page 1 The performance of the Sony DRUA is also shown in the comparison charts to demonstrate the drive’s change in performance with different firmwares.