Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Drives' started by djt7728, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. djt7728

    djt7728 Member

    How do I update firmware ?
  2. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    Find an upgrade first.
  3. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

  4. barnburner

    barnburner Well-Known Member

    I have often wondered about this myself.

    Here is my burner...
    PHILIPS DVD+-RW DVD8701 5D24 MY0M97537015957804KZ

    I have looked but can't ever find anything on it.

    Does mine need updated?
  5. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    That's really a rebadged Benq 1640 (which is an excellent burner by the way), but if you crossflash it using Benq firmware, you'll void your warranty.

    Edit: Did it come bundled with a Dell or some other system? I think it's an OEM drive that philips doesn't directly support.
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2007
  6. barnburner

    barnburner Well-Known Member

    Yep, it came with my Dell and it does work great. I was just wanting to find out for sure what I even had and if it needed updated?
  7. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    I'll look on Dell's website, but you really need to be contacting Dell for firmware updates.
  8. barnburner

    barnburner Well-Known Member

    Getting anything out of Dell's web site other than their pay phone line is next to impossible. IMO, their support really stinks.
  9. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Yeah I'm just seeing something for Linux. You would really need to contact Dell.

    If you don't mind voiding your burner's warranty, then you can also crossflash to Benq, but if everything is working fine, then why bother?
  10. barnburner

    barnburner Well-Known Member

    I'll probably wait until the warranty is up and then crossflash to Benq. Like you said its working great and has for the past year now. No problems at all with it.

    Thanks slinger...
  11. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    If the drive is not having any problems reading media it is fine. Firmware updates help the drive to read more types of discs......... mainly the dye's used in the discs. If firmware has to be updated to use a particular software, you don't want that software.
  12. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    No problem :)