I figured out that if I turn one potentiometer clockwise, the drive stops reading CDs; if I turn it counter-clockwise, it reads CDs again. March 8, at Get a 4-terabyte USB 3. While doing testing for the Milleniata post, I discovered that my two trusty quality test workhorses were dead. This allowed us to gain speed, free of charge, courtesy of a few bit-twiddles.

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LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1633S resources, firmwares and drivers

LiteON recently released their latest 16X recorder, following on the footsteps of other manufacturers. New drives are cheap and the sohs-1633s an OLD drive.

Instead, use the photos in this review for a closer look under the hood. The same store I bought it from www. Cyber Monday Newegg: They were my drives of choice when it came to testing.

Lite-on SOHW-1633S Firmware

You will also see the flash chip with the firmware, covered with a label that has the initial firmware revision the drive shipped with — BS Thank you for your help. It seems to be working now. Opening the device’s case will void the warranty, so we advise against it. I have to emphasize that the tweaking was done in very small steps. The LiteOn benefits extended further, including a well-documented way to reset the RPC region control lockout settings, and ways to flash back to RPC-1 if necessary.


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SA – Page 3 I figured out sow-1633s if I turn one potentiometer clockwise, the drive stops reading CDs; if I turn it counter-clockwise, it reads CDs again. I downloaded the lite On sohws.

Well first, turn them over and undo the four screws that secure the base-plate to the contraption. Optical Storage Form Factor. Utility for lite-on dvdrw sohws. One interesting thing is that the laser sohw-1633z have QR codes on them — disassembling both drives and scanning their pickups gives us the following photo: About Privacy Contact Us. You should be able to burn -R media.

My drive died with a similar problem, it did not recognize or read cd-media. 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. With this firmware update, my drive will only burn at 12x with -r. My performed very well for a long time with CS0T.


Lite-on SOHWS Firmware Driver – TechSpot

You may use these tags: I did the same. As these drives have, as a condition of me purchasing them, given consent to become organ donors, or to donate their bodies to science, what follows is a peek inside one of the drives just so everyone knows what lurks inside a modern optical drive. This is the underside of the drive. Good luck with your new burner.

Directly in the middle of the photo is the lens and the main pickup assembly sohw-1633 contains the lasers and photodiodes which read and write your data. SA – Page 2