This little software allows you to set the “region counter” to zero. I have a feeling that even the people that are successful with using lower burn speeds and different media, the fact is, these SuperDrives are not of the best quality and are starting to fail. It also works on iMac DV computers. Simple flash utility archive. The optical drive should not accept a firmware corresponding the wrong drive model, but for a given model the various revisions may have slight differences, perhaps because of different physical constraints on the hardware – so try to pick the appropriate revision.
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The table below recapitulates every firmwares you can 587 with MatshitaFlasher:. Reader jonrichardson kj posted a comment that a CD he? When I tried to remove the file from the Utilities folder, I was told that I did not have the authority to remove the file. To test the changes, RegionDisplay mirrored on our server: CNET’s best of It willdisplay which region is selected in MacOS X.
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If all has gone well your drive should be responding again. Don’t show this again.
I wrote a simple utility to perform a very basic flash to the drive – doing that may be able to recover the situation, but my flash utility performs almost no checks and is generally much more basic than the framework which, for example, the standard Apple Superdrive updaters have used. Download the standalone updater. The battery died 3 times and the do not want to replace it.
If so, just remove it. You may not even be aware that the update is underway. Apple does not make it clear what other models of optical drive, if any, require the update. Region by xvi allows you to switch zones of MacOS 9. One of them, certainly the most simple, is to use softwares like VLC or MPlayer which will allow you to read DVDs from each zone warning, those softwares may sometime change the region of your drive, without you to be warned, this can lock your drive on the last selected zone after 5 changes Apply the patch, and before rebooting your Mac, modify this file again to come back to initial values.
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If you experience this difficulty, look in your Accounts pane in System Preferences and see if the updater application has listed itself among your Login Items. If you need further information, please go to http: For Nec, Optiarc, Matsuita and few other optical drives, use NecflashX for dumping or upgrading the firmware.
In iTunes I get the error, “The attempt to burn a disc failed.
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Yesterday we reported the release of SuperDrive Firmware Update 2. Sep 12, But there are ways to break this down. The update was already running! It’s worth a try.
To guard against this, we suggest you make a disk image copy of your system installer disk before performing this firmware update. To start the conversation again, simply mmatshita a new question. The device failed to calibrate the laser power level for this media. I have a feeling that even the people that are successful with using lower burn speeds and different media, the fact is, these SuperDrives are not of the best quality and are starting to fail.
This little software allows you to set the “region counter” to zero. A few days later they took i down an prevented that it never existed Todd I Todd I.