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Searched around a little and found a little app called KProbe2. Rated this writer 6 of I had been getting errors from NERO and dvd-decrypter saying no media in drive but no it works fine. Only thing I was curious about is why I can still only burn at 4x while the others on this post seem to have gotten it up 12x? Can you help me? 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. Than you know the maximum speed you can burn them.

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The only problem I have is with cd burning sometimes. Storage by Rick Broida Sep 13, So long and thanks again Sampler.

LiteOn SOHW-1633S – DVD±RW (+R DL) drive – IDE Series

The main SOC is just peeking out from above the top of the flexi-ribbon. Thanks for reporting back about WinRAR. I don’t know if it has to do with all the spyware on my computer or not. Use the paperclip to emergency-eject the tray, unclip the front bezel from the tray, then the body, and you should be left with the following:. But the community support always pulled through, and these were also some of my favourite drives when it came to overspeeding media such as the RICOHJPNR01 4x discs which would faithfully burn at 8x, everytime.

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So there we are — a look into the innards of a dead optical drive.

LiteOn SOHWS – DVD±RW (+R DL) drive – IDE – internal Overview – CNET

I have had a few problems with TDK discs. I bought this drive a year or so ago and have had no troubles until yesterday No sohw-1633 drive detected. I have to emphasize that the tweaking was done in very small steps.

Comments posted by Leo from United States, September 04, With that quick diagnosis, I take a moment to salute these fine drives, and send them onto their way towards the garbage. I dowloaded the bsoy zip file, but when I unzip the file it says: March 3, at 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 just use my pioneer for cd’s and this liteon for dvds.

Storage by Rick Broida Nov 12, Comments posted by trimshop from United States, December 31, Environmental Parameters Min Operating Temperature.

But I feel overall with this writer if you use Dvd Shrink with Nero you will be fine.


Lite-on SOHW-1633S Firmware

Possibly the DVD part of the drive is toast. I though it would be easy to go online, download the file and install. Or choose door No. March 8, at Long road trips are much easier now. Comments posted by Grins from France, December 28, Discussion sohw–1633s can be closed at any time at our discretion.

I probe the new flashes, but my Lite-On is still in the same way. D01 comments, 1 good2 mixed0 poor. There was a sale on 25 pack of dvd-r that I bought.

Click for more about me! Not much improvement on the speed side over the 4x I was getting with my sow-1633s Sony drive.

The whole sled including the disc spindle motor is mounted on a rigid metal frame which is secured to the plastic frame of the drive using anti-vibration silicone grommets — this reduces noise and vibration transfer to the case, but also sohw-133s that the sled and spindle all vibrate in harmony with the disc to maintain good tracking at high speeds.