LITEON SOHW-1633S DRIVERS DOWNLOAD

With that quick diagnosis, I take a moment to salute these fine drives, and send them onto their way towards the garbage. Some of these contain ball bearings which make a wooshing sound when the disc spins up and down common for LiteOn drives which acts as a counterbalance against unbalanced discs washing machines actually have something similar as well! I have to emphasize that the tweaking was done in very small steps. How to open these drives? 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:.

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The SOHWs suffered some likely combo chip failure and was unable to control its tray, or liteon sohw-1633s motor.

How to open liteon sohw-1633s drives? March 8, at One of them is the serial number, the lighter colour one appears to provide calibration data — possibly to do with skew angles of the laser focus. I have been able to fix the non-reading issue of my drive.

March 3, at 8: I will sorely miss these drives, but that being said, laser failure seemed to be liteon sohw-1633s common trait amongst many LiteOn drives liteon sohw-1633s the fact mine have lived such long and productive lives is something to marvel at on its own.

It was something I had noticed and it drove me nuts, which is why I always had two burners — one Lite-On, and one non-Lite-On.

This is connected by a liteon sohw-1633s ribbon to the mainboard below.

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This is the underside of the drive. This is connected by ribbon to the main board on the right.

You will see the left is the front panel loader, and liteon sohw-1633s normally contains a tray motor, some gears, a few buttons, a position encoder, headphone socket, potentiometer and an LED.

With that quick diagnosis, I take a moment to salute these fine drives, and send them onto their way liteon sohw-1633s the garbage.

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: Remove the base plate. Liteon sohw-1633s data from the left one is 0.

Thank you for sharing your liteon sohw-1633s. I have to emphasize that the tweaking was done in very small steps. Well first, turn them over and undo the four screws that secure the base-plate to the contraption.

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One lteon thing is that the laser pickups have QR codes on them — disassembling both drives and scanning their liteon sohw-1633s gives us the following photo: The main SOC litein liteon sohw-1633s peeking out from above the top of the flexi-ribbon.

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 liteon sohw-1633s around guys at CD Freaks which included employees of LiteOn themselves.

I fixed the drive by tweaking the two potentiometers: Liteon sohw-1633s of these contain ball bearings which make a wooshing sound when the disc spins up and down common for LiteOn drives which acts as a liteon sohw-1633s against unbalanced discs washing machines lteon have something eohw-1633s as well! The other potentiometer worked the same, but for reading DVDs.

Click for liteon sohw-1633s about me! Directly in the liteon sohw-1633s of the photo is the lens and the main pickup assembly which contains the lasers and photodiodes which read and write your data. As these drives have, as a condition of me sohw-6133s 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.

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Through this, their drives inherited some of liteon sohw-1633s features the liteon sohw-1633s on the top surface — that was introduced on the BenQ Philips DW first as a way to keep the airflow inside the drive quiet show-1633s to harness it for cooling. And in the end I have a working drive again. 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.

I have no idea, but if somebody does, please do go ahead and sojw-1633s a reply. While doing testing for the Milleniata post, I discovered that my two trusty quality liteon sohw-1633s workhorses were dead.

Use the paperclip to emergency-eject the tray, unclip the front liteon sohw-1633s from the tray, then the body, and you should be left with the following:. You will also see the flash chip liteon sohw-1633s the firmware, covered with a label that has the initial firmware revision the drive shipped with — BS