Firmware updates

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Drives' started by Webslinger, Jul 24, 2008.

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  1. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    If you bought an oem burner that came bundled with Dell, Compaq, Acer, HP, Gateway, etc, systems then contact that company and ask about firmware updates for your drive--or check their respective websites for firmware updates.

    Note that for the NEC ND-3530a, Frank has linked to unofficial firmware (if you don't use the original stock firmware) that may void your burner's warranty. If you bought that drive with your Dell computer, then contact Dell for official firmware.

    We take no responsibility for wrecked drives due to improper flashing procedures.


    For Pioneer burners, visit http://wwwbsc.pioneer.co.jp/product-e/ibs/device_e/dev00001r_e.html#firmware1

    For Pioneer S1xJ series (or A1xJ series): http://wwwbsc.pioneer.co.jp/device/dvr_a09.html (Japanese)

    For Samsung burners, visit http://www.samsungodd.com/Eng/Firmware/FWDownload/FWDownload.asp

    For Plextor burners, visit http://www.plextor.com/english/support/support_downloads.html#firm

    For LG burners, visit http://www.lge.com/support/software.jsp
    a) select your location at the top
    b) select dvd-rom (writer) link
    c) scroll through or search the various pages until you find your burner

    For Optiarc drives, visit http://www.sony-optiarc.us/en/support-service/downloads/fw_dvd-writer-ad-series.html
    Select the category of your drive on the left side of the screen.

    For NEC burners, visit http://support.necam.com/optical/downloads/flashfirmware/

    The ND-3530a is NOT listed on the NEC site. Find the update here: http://tdb.rpc1.org/#ND3530A


    For Lite-on burners, visit http://www.liteonit.com/global/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=154
    a) Select "Optical Storage" under category
    b) Select the model of your drive
    c) click "search"

    For Sony burners, visit http://sony.storagesupport.com/models/21?tab=drivers
    a) Select your drive model
    b) click "firmware/drivers/utilities"

    For Asus burners, visit http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us
    a) Select "optical storage"
    b) Select your drive type
    c) Select the model of your drive
    d) click search

    For Benq burners (this is the U.S. website), visit http://www.benq.us/support/downloads/index.cfm?productline=30
    Select your drive.
    Select the "drivers" tab.

    For HP burners, visit http://h20180.www2.hp.com/apps/Nav?..._client=S-A-R163-1&h_page=hpcom&lang=en&cc=us

    a) Select your drive's category
    b) Select your model number
    c) Select "software and driver downloads"
    d) Select your OS
    e) Find the appropriate link under "firmware"


    For Philips burners, visit http://www.storageupdates.philips.com/en/index.html

    For Memorex burners, visit http://www.memorex.com/support/support_download.php?SECTION=FIRMWARE


    For Buffalo burners (I hope you can read Japanese), visit http://buffalo.jp/download/driver/hd/index.html

    For LaCie burners, visit http://www.lacie.com/support/drivers/driver.htm?id=10092

    For Ricoh burners, visit ftp://download.ricohpmmc.com/Writer/

    For Toshiba drives, visit http://www.storage.toshiba.eu/index.php?id=8 (Toshiba Europe)
    a)select your product type
    b)select your model
    c) select firmware update on the right hand side of the webpage

    For Aopen drives, visit http://download.aopen.com.tw/Default.aspx?sDropDownCategory=Firmware&Website=

    a)select your product type
    b)select your model
    c) select firmware update on the right hand side
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2009
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    How do I figure out if I need a firmware update?

    With Anydvd running on your toolbar, click the red fox icon. Click "status" on the left. Select the drive letter that corresponds with your burner on the right.

    Here is an example of what you should be looking for:

    "No Disc is present in Drive E:!
    PLEXTOR DVDRPX-760A 1.07 08/18/0715:10"

    This tells me that my burner is a Plextor PX-760A with firmware 1.07.

    Maybe I can update it. Let's find out.

    1. I take a look at the post above this one, and click the link for Plextor.
    2. Then I look for "PX-760", which is my burner model
    3. I click the link for PX-760, and the site tells me the latest firmware for
    my burner is 1.07, which is what I'm already using, so I don't don't have to download the file, read the instructions very carefully, and run the update. Otherwise, I should, probably, run the firmware update if I didn't have 1.07 already installed.

    The process for you is going to be similar, except you probably don't have a Plextor burner. If you bought an oem burner that came bundled with Dell, Compaq, HP, Gateway, etc, systems then contact that company and ask about firmware updates for your drive--or check their respective websites for firmware updates.
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2008
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