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Edge E530 DVD-ROM (PLDS DVD-RW DS8A8SH) won't work after firmware update!!

2014-04-08, 17:54 PM

Hi

 

I recently downloaded the DVD Firmware Update Utility for my Thinkpad Edge E530 from lenovo support website and installed it on my 64-bit Windows 7 PC, and ever since my DVD-ROM does not read any DVDs or CDs, although it is shown in Computer and Device Manager and windows says the device is "working properly". When I Insert a disc into it, nothing happens and when I double click on the DVDRW icon in Computer, the drive ejects and a message pops up and says "Please insert a disc into drive G:".

 

My DVD-ROM was working perfectly before updating the firmware! I searched on the internet and found out that I'm not the only one who's had this problem, other lenovo users have had this problem and posted about it on this forum, but they've got no answer from Lenovo! This is awful!

 

And BTW I have tried Uninstalling & Reinstalling the driver from Device Manager but the problem still persists.

 

Please help us out Lenovo!!!

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Re: Edge E530 DVD-ROM (PLDS DVD-RW DS8A8SH) won't work after firmware update!!

2014-11-01, 22:05 PM

I have this exact problem but have not been able to find a solution.  Did you ever find a fix?

 

Thanks!

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Re: Edge E530 DVD-ROM (PLDS DVD-RW DS8A8SH) won't work after firmware update!!

2014-11-02, 14:19 PM

Nope, nothing yet. I just tried searching on the internet for a solution, I could not find anything and I have kind of given up trying.  we're not the only users with this problem, and this is not the only unresolved topic about it!

 

 

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Re: Edge E530 DVD-ROM (PLDS DVD-RW DS8A8SH) won't work after firmware update!!

2015-01-21, 10:41 AM

I got a solution (firmware) from Lite-on. It worked for me. I hope it will help others running in to this trouble also. The downloaded file have to rename from KP5CWIN.___ to KP5CWIN.rar and run the exe therein. The link to the file: 

http://s3.toldacuccot.hu/letoltes?sid=3e19e23488bfc31e14c2bb446900c8ec&file=KP5CWIN.___

Press the "Letöltés" tab.

The sender of the firmware sent me a notification: the utility doesn’t check model name and f/w rev., so it’s for 8a8sh only, if you update it to the wrong drive, the drive might be dead!!!

Please use the firmware carefully, at your own risk!

With my best regards,

NGD

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Re: Edge E530 DVD-ROM (PLDS DVD-RW DS8A8SH) won't work after firmware update!!

2015-01-22, 4:18 AM
First, thanks for sharing your solution nagygd57! I tried the file you uploaded and ran the exe file, it started programming but in the end, this error message was displayed and the process failed apparently: "Unable to flash firmware. Please contact with your vendor!" and now, the drive seems totally dead, it used to eject normally but I can't even eject it now. I even tried Lenovo's firmware update from this link: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-edge-laptops/thinkpad-edge-e530/downloads/DS041404 and it cannot detect my drive at all. :/
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Re: Edge E530 DVD-ROM (PLDS DVD-RW DS8A8SH) won't work after firmware update!!

2015-01-22, 12:19 PM

Hi a_hawk,

 

probably exists more variant of the DS8A8SH drive, even in the same laptop type (in our case Edge 530).

In my case the original firmware was probably KD11 or KD13, what I forget to save before flashing.

At present which firmware Your drive has?

 

You can try to find the KD11 or 13 to step back or try the Lite-On own update utility or contact with them with the model number (it is something like this: 11S45N7592Z1ZKBE033EP6 ).

I hope You will succeed also,

regards

NGD 

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