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pacific digital different model no# than lite on??

Postby liteonrules on Sun Jan 05, 2003 9:27 pm

i just but a pacific digital that is a LITE ON model but shows up on my computer as CDR 5W48 not LTR-48125W. It's a LITE ON because i bought the same drive 3 months ago but that showed up on my computer as a LTR-48125W. My question is: if i go on the lite on website and download the lastest firmware to change it back to a lite on firmware, will it cause a problem with the drive? And is it a LTR-48125W or another LITE ON model?
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Postby rdgrimes on Sun Jan 05, 2003 9:55 pm

May not be a LiteOn drive, P.D. uses several OEM drives.
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Postby BuddhaTB on Sun Jan 05, 2003 9:57 pm

If you flash your drive with Lite-On firmware for the LTR-48125W, it should not have any problems since its really a Lite-On drive under the case.

Your drive is really a Lite-On LTR-48125W and you should check out this thread as it relates to your drive.
http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=8098
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went the lite on website

Postby liteonrules on Sun Jan 05, 2003 10:35 pm

i tried to download the newest lite on firmware and it wouldn't let me.
the thread that BuddhaTB took me to said something about flash fix. does anyone have it for me to download because i really want the LITE ON firmware. i appreciate all the help. thanks
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Postby cfitz on Sun Jan 05, 2003 10:44 pm

Dimitri is your man with the plan:

http://digi.web1000.com or http://digitri.tk or http://kickme.to/digitri

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Postby Ian on Sun Jan 05, 2003 10:50 pm

Somebody bought one of these drives a few months ago and asked the same question. I did some research then and found that the drive is manufactured by Lite-On and is an OEM version of the 48125W.

Check these links if you're in doubt about the manufacturer:

http://www.roxio.com/en/jhtml/extranet/ ... tml/L.html
http://nti.downloadtech.net/pub/support ... Readme.txt

I'd try flashing the drive with the 48125W firmware using MTKFlash.
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sorry i can't figure the mtflash or the flasfix thing but

Postby liteonrules on Sun Jan 05, 2003 11:43 pm

i can't figure it out but i appreciate everyone's help and i am happy with what i have anyway because it still performs like a true lite on. so i am happy plus grateful for the help and lucky to get another LITE ON even though i am too stupid to figure out how to make it a regular lite on firmware. By the way did i tell you that OFFICE MAX gave me the drive for $19.99 without rebates because they did not have the I/O MAGIC in stock that was on sale for $39.99 w/20.00mail-in rebate.
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Postby cfitz on Mon Jan 06, 2003 12:17 am

Get the official R48VS08 firmware from here:

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

Unzip it, then read about the FlashFix program here:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=8059

And get FlashFix from Dimitri's site at:

http://digi.web1000.com/

(follow the link "The LiteOn/JLMS DVD's pages" to "The official "How to upgrade firmware" and "NEW: Allow a firmware to flash ANY drive with FLASHFIX" pages)

Read the cautions about flashing a drive in general and using FlashFix in particular, then use FlashFix to convert the executable extracted from R48VS08.zip into a version that won't check what it is flashing before it flashes (this is what allows you, in this case, to transition from the Pacific Digital into a standard LiteOn). Finally, run the converted executable, make sure to select the right drive, and flash your way to a LTR-48125W!

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I TRIED A AGAIN WITH FLASHFIX

Postby liteonrules on Mon Jan 06, 2003 6:15 am

I TRIED A AGAIN WITH FLASHFIX AND IT SAID PERMISSION FAILED ACCESS DENIED
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Postby cfitz on Mon Jan 06, 2003 10:32 am

No need to yell.

What said "PERMISSION FAILED ACCESS DENIED"? The FlashFix program itself when you tried to fix the VS08.EXE file? Did you see this?

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C:\>flashfix VS08.EXE

JLMS/LTD Flasher Patch

Failed!
Permission Denied.

That's not a big deal. I just tried it myself and found that the VS08.EXE file, as extracted from R48VS08.zip, has the read-only attribute set. Just clear the read-only attribute, and it will work fine:

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C:\>attrib -r vs08.exe

C:\>flashfix VS08.EXE

JLMS/LTD Flasher Patch

Creating Backup.. Done
Loaded VS08.EXE in memory @ 0x410020-0x526820
Searching 0x410020-0x526820  Current: 0x413CB0  File Pos: 0x3C90        Patched
Searching 0x410020-0x526820  Current: 0x526723  File Pos: 0x116703      Looking

All Done Searching, File Was Patched.

As a general note (and a partial reiteration of a post made yesterday), please tell us exact error messages and exactly what you were doing when something went wrong rather than just saying "it doesn't work!" It will make our job of trying to help easier and improve your odds of getting the help you want.

I'm not being insulting here, but please be extra careful when you run the patched VS08.EXE file. The patching removes protections in the file that would normally prevent you from making a mistake and flashing the wrong drive. If you do flash the wrong drive, you could ruin it. I'm a little concerned that if a read-only file attribute is stumping you that perhaps you shouldn't be flashing a drive, particularly without the safety nets that FlashFix removes.

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thanks cfitz

Postby liteonrules on Mon Jan 06, 2003 11:07 am

that's exactly what happened. i will try your code as soon as a get home from work. thanks again
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Postby Ian on Tue Jan 07, 2003 8:00 pm

Here's a new firmware for that drive:

http://www.pacificdigital.com/techsuppo ... e/vsg5.exe
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I am confused...

Postby cdrcurious on Wed Jan 08, 2003 7:52 pm

This thread talks about how to fix the flash to make the CDR-5W48 a 48125W. The last response was a download for the latest CDR-5W48 firmware, VSG5.

So, is the appropriate action to take upgrading to VSG5, or to do the Flash Fix on VS08? Or is there some fix to be done to VSG5?

I am uncertain whether VSG5 will give Mt. Rainier, or allow the burner to operate with all the superlative features and performance of the 48125W. I know that the drive is the same (um you are 100% SURE this is the same drive, right?) but I suspect that different SW will treat it differently depending on what it 'sees' the drive as being.

One example is DirectCD Mt. Rainier support on CDRs, not CD-RWs.

Any clarification will be greatly appreciated. TIA.
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Postby dhc014 on Wed Jan 08, 2003 9:24 pm

VSG5 is the latest upgrade for the 5W48 and you don't have to use flashfix to get ti to update your drive. VS08 is newer than VSG5 so I would recomment that you convert your drive...
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Postby cdrcurious on Thu Jan 09, 2003 11:48 am

Thanks for the advice, would you use flashfix or mtkflash to do this? If mtkflash, which version?

Also, there seems to be info in usenet that this is an S drive not a W drive. Are you 100% sure that it is a W drive? Have you done it? I don't want to cripple this burner.

Thanks again.
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Postby dhc014 on Thu Jan 09, 2003 11:54 am

Firmwares for 5S and 5W drives are interchangable so it doesn't matter at all. Try the flashfix way first.
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