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2011-10-26 at 09:03PM UTC #3012
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lalalolo

I tried to reflash my drive to limit the write speed of my disks and now my 124b doesnt do anything to do with DVDs just CDs so im guessing i messed the drive up.
Reflashing the way i done to broke it doesn’t fix it. Anyone got any ideas how id go about fixing it?

2011-10-26 at 11:49PM UTC #3027
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goyik

Please, explain exactly what did you do?.
Did you tried to reflash to original firm?.

2011-10-26 at 11:51PM UTC #3028
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goyik

I mean, after the bad flash.

2011-10-27 at 12:19AM UTC #3030
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lalalolo

I used media code speed edit to change the disk i was using from 4x to 2.4x lowest speed and saved the firmware then i redone the flash with the new firmware.
After that i tried to burn a dvd but it kept saying “timeout on logical unit” before the burn even started.
So i put it to original firmware and then done the flash again without the change i made and still it says the same thing when i try burn anything

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2011-10-27 at 12:20AM UTC #3032
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phrizz

Yea, what goyik said..if you haven’t already tried it, flash back to unmodified stock firmware. Meaning, download the latest firmware from Lite-On’s site and use that. If you did try that, you may want to google “recovering bad dvdrw firmware update” or some similar variation.

I know a bad PC BIOS firmware update can occasionally be fixed depending on the BIOS but recovering a DVDRW firmware is probably quite different. I’ve personally only recovered an Award PC BIOS and a Philips set-top DVD player.

2011-10-27 at 12:22AM UTC #3033
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phrizz

Try flashing to unmodified stock firmware from lite-on, then uninstall the drive from your Device Manager, reboot, let the drive re-install itself and try burning again.

Sorry I can’t be of more help =/

2011-10-27 at 01:04AM UTC #3039
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lalalolo

Nah that didnt help thanks anyway.

I dunno if this helps but i can burn regular DVDs (different disks) so i dunno if that means it isnt broken?

2011-10-27 at 01:10PM UTC #3064
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goyik

Ok, I’m sure you can’t change the burning speed value in Media Code Edit, the firmware do not allow it.
What you can do is to force replace the code of an already listed 2.4x speed Media ID with the code of the Media ID you will use to burn your games. Please, confirm this was you did.
You shouldn’t have problems restoring the original firmware, i dont think the burner could be damaged for a bad media id modification, I insist try to restore to the last original unmodified manufacturer firmware. Test the burner in some different PC.

2011-10-27 at 01:32PM UTC #3069
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QuickMythril

i feel bad that you are having problems because of my suggestion. i have been flashing back and forth from ixtreme burner max firmware and the speedpatched version of the same firmware with no problems. you just run flashutility and write the firmware. not sure what could have went wrong…?

btw lolo is like the best puzzle game in existence. they have a newer one for pc that lets you wander around a world map and choose different paths.

2011-10-27 at 02:46PM UTC #3083
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lalalolo

Yeah i replaced the media id i was using to another that was 2.4x speed.
I have re flashed it a few times and every time i do it my drive makes a noise at around 50-60% and then it jumps straight to 100% i don’t remember if it done that the first time.
I don’t have access to a different computer atm so cant do it.
spent about 14hrs messing with this yesterday really annoying :(

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