Samsung Releases New Flash Laptop. The drive also uses the RPC II region control, allowing a user to change the drive’s region at most 5 times. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. This thread is locked. Galaxy S10, 5G, Folding Phones. I have the same question 1. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the windows help article below.

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System Requirements OS Required. Storage by Rick Broida Sep 17, Through this, their drives inherited some of the features the ribbing on the top surface — that was introduced on the BenQ Philips DW first as a way to keep the airflow inside the drive quiet and to harness it for cooling. Min Hard Drive Space. Sohe-1633s have tried to uninstall and re-install the drive and updated it. Large drive for a low price Large liton for a low price by Dong Ngo.

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I was sure that the laser is working because I was seeing the red laser light not directly, of course: Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Remove the base plate.


This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. By clicking on the picture, you can see a higher resolution image.


The little chip near the power supply bypass caps is the EEPROM which contains unique calibration data for the actual drives. Do you already have an account?

Lite-on SOHW-1633S Firmware

For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Storage by Rick Broida Oct 10, They were my drives of choice when it came to testing. One of them is the serial number, the lighter colour one appears to provide calibration data — possibly slhw-1633s do with skew angles of the laser focus.

If this does not work, try an earlier version and then move forward. 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. Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

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. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. I have to emphasize that the tweaking was done in very small steps.

Below is a screenshot from Nero Burning Rom, showing supported options such as overburn and buffer underrun protection. The SOHWs suffered some likely combo chip failure and was unable to control its tray, or spindle motor. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. Well first, turn them over and undo the four screws that secure the base-plate to the contraption. Storage by Rick Broida Nov 12, But it was funny try to fix it.


However, since this is a LiteOn drive, you can set the drive to region free using several readily available utilities such as Kprobe.

An Obiturary: LiteOn SOHW-1633S, and LH-18A1P

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 piteon on its own. I have the same question 1. In your case the dvd laser, in my case the cd laser gave up first. System Requirements Details Processor Type.

Tell us about your experience with our site. This allowed us to gain speed, free of charge, courtesy of a few bit-twiddles.