I´ve got one tiny 6100A that came bundled within my DELL D600 laptop.
Once I found this forum I decided to flash it to 6500A using TDB flasher utility.
Everything went reasonabily well (that was a year ago).
Lately I´ve found problems ripping DVD´s to my HD (ripping errors). I thought that it was a hardware problem but I did not find any solution.
Suddenly I decided to try and go back to original 6100A firmware (TDB again) to see what happens and results were incredibily well: ripping capability was OK and I was capable of ripping video DVD´s that gave me errors when using [email=6100@6500]6100@6500[/email] fimware.
I was quite confident of the burner but when I tried to burn DVD+R media (6100A is only +R/+RW +R DL writter) problems started again: illegal disc errors.
So, the situation is as follows (for short):
- [email=6100@6500]6100@6500[/email] firmware is OK for burning (almost) any media (I´m currently using Verbatim 16x +R), BUT is not capable of ripping video DVD´s (I really think that finds errors when reaching the layer break in DVD-9).
- original 6100A firmware rips OK, BUT does not burn at all, even the supposed "legal" media (+R/RW +R DL).
In the end, I´m flashing the burner to original firmware whenever I need to rip a video-DVD and back to the [email=6100@6500]6100@6500[/email] firmware for burning.
I do not feel comfortable flashing the burner so many times and, on the other hand, I do not technically understand thatbsituation.
¿Any suggestion? Sorry for the too-long post.