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Flash Memorex 52X to LTR52246S (NOT OC!). Any tips?

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Flash Memorex 52X to LTR52246S (NOT OC!). Any tips?

Postby VEFF on Tue Jan 14, 2003 9:58 pm

I haven't had a chance to look into this:

Has anyone flashed their Memorex 52Maxx to a LTR52246S (same speed, not OC, which I don't trust after our experiences with 32X and 40X to 48X)?

Thanks!
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Postby dhc014 on Tue Jan 14, 2003 10:44 pm

Many people have done it. It's not a problem (If you meant to say 48x instead of 42x). You must have the 48MAXXv2 which is 48x24x48, and not the regular 48MAXX which is 48x12x48!

If you have a firmware version other than SWS3, you should back it up first.
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Postby cfitz on Tue Jan 14, 2003 10:52 pm

As far as the actual process goes, I recommend you use Dimitri's FlashFix program instead of the old mtkflash:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=8531

With FlashFix there is no need to extract the binary image from the firmware update executable or boot to DOS. Just be careful to select the correct drive to update once you have patched the firmware updater.

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Postby VEFF on Tue Jan 14, 2003 11:54 pm

dhc014 wrote:Many people have done it. It's not a problem (If you meant to say 48x instead of 42x). You must have the 48MAXXv2 which is 48x24x48, and not the regular 48MAXX which is 48x12x48!

If you have a firmware version other than SWS3, you should back it up first.


Sorry I have the 52Maxx. The '4' was a typo.
That is why I said it is the same speed as the LiteOn (both are 52X).

I don't want to overclock it, I just want to flash it as a LiteOn, so I can use the LiteOn firmware instead of the Memorex firmware because it is updated more frequently...
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Postby VEFF on Tue Jan 14, 2003 11:56 pm

cfitz wrote:As far as the actual process goes, I recommend you use Dimitri's FlashFix program instead of the old mtkflash:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=8531

With FlashFix there is no need to extract the binary image from the firmware update executable or boot to DOS. Just be careful to select the correct drive to update once you have patched the firmware updater.

cfitz


Thanks cfitz!
I'll search around for the correct binary tomorrow, after I install it; got to remove one of my other burners first :)
Burners only:
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Plextor PX-716A TLA0304
Plextor PX-716A same TLA

LiteOn 52246S 52X CD-RW
LiteOn 52246S (another)
LiteOn 52327S 52X CD-RW
TDK 40X USB 2.0 CD-RW
TEAC CD-W540E 40X CD-RW
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Postby dhc014 on Wed Jan 15, 2003 12:16 am

VEFF wrote:
cfitz wrote:As far as the actual process goes, I recommend you use Dimitri's FlashFix program instead of the old mtkflash:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=8531

With FlashFix there is no need to extract the binary image from the firmware update executable or boot to DOS. Just be careful to select the correct drive to update once you have patched the firmware updater.

cfitz


Thanks cfitz!
I'll search around for the correct binary tomorrow, after I install it; got to remove one of my other burners first :)


You don't need to search for a binary. Just download the 6S0A flasher from liteonit.com and patch it with flashfix.
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Postby cfitz on Wed Jan 15, 2003 12:26 am

Here is LiteOn's firmware download page:

http://www.liteonit.com.tw/english/e-down-f.asp

You will want the latest LTR-52246S firmware:

http://www.liteonit.com.tw/webfw/LTR-52246S/R526S0A.zip

Extract the 6s0a.exe file from zip file, then get FlashFix from Dimitri's site ( http://digi.web1000.com/ ) by following the "The LiteOn/JLMS DVD's pages" and "NEW: Allow a firmware to flash ANY drive with FLASHFIX" links to:

http://digi.web1000.com/flashfix.htm

Download FlashFix, read the instructions, patch the 6s0a.exe updater, then run it and enjoy your "new" LTR-52246S drive. :D

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Postby cfitz on Wed Jan 15, 2003 12:29 am

Oops. :oops: Looks like Dave beat me to the punch while I was raiding the fridge in the middle of writing my post. Anyway, like Dave said, no need to search for binaries...

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Postby dhc014 on Wed Jan 15, 2003 12:47 am

cfitz wrote:Oops. :oops: Looks like Dave beat me to the punch while I was raiding the fridge in the middle of writing my post. Anyway, like Dave said, no need to search for binaries...

cfitz

Teehee, your post was much more detailed. I think I was in a hurry so I could go raid the fridge :lol:
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Postby VEFF on Wed Jan 15, 2003 1:50 am

Thanks guys.

I'll have to check it out :)
Sounds great!

I used mtkflash in the past on my LiteOn CD burners and LiteOn
DVD-ROM.

Flashfix seems even greater, since it can be run without having to boot into pure DOS.
Burners only:
Pioneer DVR-115D
Pioneer DVR-111D
Plextor PX-716A TLA0304
Plextor PX-716A same TLA

LiteOn 52246S 52X CD-RW
LiteOn 52246S (another)
LiteOn 52327S 52X CD-RW
TDK 40X USB 2.0 CD-RW
TEAC CD-W540E 40X CD-RW
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