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Lite-On SHM-165H6S & Lightscribe 1.2 media

I have upgraded the firmware to verson HSOE but still can't use lightscribe 1.2 media. The lightscribe software says no media detected.

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  • Hand2ThePlow Nov 04, 2007

    have a Lite-On SHM-165H6S and the same Lightscribe 1.2 media problem. I have updated the drive's firmware (HS0E) and downloaded the latest Lightscribe version ( released November 2, 2007). The Lightscribe software detects that the drive is Lightscribe capable but can't detect the media.

    I contacted Lightscribe and they maintain that ALL Lightscribe drives are compatable with ALL Lightscribe media, the oldest drive is capatable with the newest media version. They of course blame the disk manufacturer (Philips in my case) saying it's probably a bad lot.

    One question though, I'm running XP SP2 and the hardware manager says that the Lite-On SHM-165H6S is using a Microsoft driver (5.1.2535.0) dated 7/1/2001 and when I try to update the driver it says that this is the best match. 2001? Isn't there something newer, better out there that might solve this problem?

  • pdmatz Jul 06, 2008

    I have the same problem with lite-on LH-20A1H186C and with an LG that works fine in another computer. I put the Lite-on in a different computer and it works fine. Both comps. are running XP SP2. All other functions of the drives work fine except for recognizing Light-scribe media.

    Any help would be appreciated.

  • KCWhead Dec 12, 2008

    I've tried updating firmware, multiple burning applications, updating system software, etc. The CD drive reads music discs, burns them, etc., But, it says no media detected when I try to burn the LightScribe...



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Have you tried updating the software to the latest version, there are probably patches on the manufacturer's website.

Posted on Oct 30, 2007

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    Gareth Cockram Oct 30, 2007

    The code number for the blank is probably not recognised, hopefully the update should remedy this



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