I have been able to fix the non-reading issue of my drive. More information about text formats. Now you will be greeted with the main guts:. By clicking on the picture, you can see a higher resolution image. The best deals on laptops, tablets, PCs, gaming and much more!

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I recently bought a new pc with a dvd burner. Storage by Rick Broida Sep 13, With this firmware update, my drive will only burn at 12x with -r.

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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. Now you will be greeted with the main guts:. Some of these contain ball bearings which make a wooshing sound when oon disc spins up and down common for LiteOn drives which acts as a counterbalance against unbalanced discs washing machines actually have something similar as well!

LiteON recently released their latest 16X recorder, following on the footsteps of other manufacturers. You should be able to burn -R media. Below is a screenshot from Sohw1633s Burning Rom, showing supported options such as overburn and buffer underrun protection. These are the ones you should grab.


Thank you a lot again. 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. System Requirements OS Required. Proudly powered by WordPress.

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I have been able to fix the non-reading issue of my drive. They were my drives of choice when it came to testing. System Requirements Details Processor Type.

Introduction – Retail Package 2. However, I am unable to make use of the Codeguys downloads because I keep getting this error when I try to extract the files: With that quick diagnosis, I take a moment to salute these fine drives, and send them onto their souw-1633s towards the garbage.

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SA – Page 4 Thanks for any help! I lige the same firmware and fine with me. One day I find Cd Freaks and your invaluable help. The drive also uses the RPC II region control, allowing a user to change the drive’s region at most 5 times.



This is connected by ribbon to the main board on the right. Media Support list Optical Storage Form Factor. The SOHWs suffered ln likely combo chip failure and was unable to control its tray, or spindle motor. March 8, at The LiteOn drives were extremely flexible, firmware wise, in terms of read-speed and write speed hacks, strategy re-labelling and swapping through Omnipatcher because of the big community that had built around guys at CD Freaks which included employees of LiteOn themselves.

This is connected by a wide sohw-1633s to the mainboard below. One interesting thing is that the laser pickups have QR codes on them — disassembling both drives and scanning their pickups gives us the following photo: WinRAR did the trick.