04-06-2011 09:27 AM - edited 04-06-2011 09:35 AM
Dear HP (Whomever there ever reads this):
For about a year (or more), there has been a firmware update for this drive, but HP has failed to release the update. With firmware YC07, the drive used to render useless 3 or 4 out of every 5 DL DVDs which is completely unacceptable. I had to use some open source firmware updater and a firmware dump from someone's drive with the YC09 firmware to update my drive. Now DL DVDs burn fine always (Exactly same brand DVDs as before). The process is pretty scary for someone not technically adept. I even thought for a sec I had bricked my drive (Wouldn't even eject after reboot) because I didn't shut down the laptop completely and instead I rebooted for the update to complete. Could someone in HP just release an official updater for this drive instead of making people hunt on the internet for one?
For those curious, be warned you could brick your drive if you're not careful:
http://forum.rpc1.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=46137&st=0&sk=t&sd=a <- Info on flasher
http://forum.rpc1.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=46137&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=175 <- I asked to make sure I kew what I was doing with the drive, got an answer, worked to perfection.
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