Lite-on has a patch that fixes this problem.
It's really interesting to give such an information without an URL or something that could help to find it...
Why post another URL? There are already several posts that point to this info, and explain the patch or firmware update. So far looks like it has corrected about 95% of Liteon users that run on Abit boards. Of course there is still that 5% with other problems, but we Abit owners learn to live with stuff like that. I RMA'd my KT7A, and the new board now sees the Aopen and LiteOn CDRW just fine, without any CDRW firmware updates. But, I figured as much, since swapping from Abit to Epox fixed the LiteOn CDRW issue, this clearly showed that the problem was with the Abit. Looks like Abit has corrected the issue on there boards now. RMA those suckers.
Abit is not totally to blame here though. It seems as though the Abit's maintain a voltage charge in some components when powered down, while other motherboard makers bleed this voltage off rapidly. Some CDRW's also seem to have the ability to bleed this voltage off, but the LiteOn does not appear to be one of these. Perhaps the new LiteOn firmware somehow enables the CDRW to bleed off more of this residual voltage better, which helps most Abit boards? Throw into this mix a power supply with poor regulation qualities, and it is easy to see why some parts have issues. As stated earlier, my AOpen CDRW also required special cable disconnect boot procedure to get working in the Abit prior to RMA'ing the Abit.
For a long list of problems and fixes that the Abit has with many different drives, check out:
In addition, those with Raid should check out this as well:
But of course this is a site all Abit owners are already very familiar with.
Or simply do a search of all CDRW problems with Raid boards:
You'll notice the Abit's are the vast majority of problem childs, with many CDRW's not just LiteOn's.
The reason why LiteOn's name pops up frequently is because they sell more drives than most other manufacturers.
Edited by - RobsTV on 02/19/2002 08:50:21