Safe Dumping Of ASUS BW-16D1HT 3.10 Firmware

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Drives' started by DVD Maniac, Oct 13, 2019.

  1. DVD Maniac

    DVD Maniac Member

    Hi All,
    Using this great forum I have been able to deal with this new pesky 3.10 Firmware on the ASUS BW-16D1HT. But I would also like to dump the factory version as a backup just in case on another drive I just purchased. Back in the day with 3.01 / 3.02 I used the DOSFLASH method with a dual boot XP PC. I have read a lot of discussions on whether DOSFLASH now works with the 3.10 version. If so, is there a safe way to dump the firmware before cross flashing with the modified ASUS Flasher?
     
  2. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    Dosflash has been disabled on these new firmware versions. There is really no need to backup the firmware, however, because the windows patched flashers do not modify the unique parts of the firmware. Just flash what you want using one of the windows flashers and you should be good to go.

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  3. DVD Maniac

    DVD Maniac Member

    Many Thanks for this and along the lines I already thought. The only slight niggle is the "W" word. What happens when you have a genuine drive failure under Warranty? Surely they check the installed Firmware and if they see its been modified that's goodbye Warranty claim?
     
  4. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    No idea but if the drive is dead enough that you can't flash it back to what it shipped with its unlikely they're going to take the time to rip it apart to find out what's on it. Just because the laser dies, which is the most common warranty requirement, doesn't mean you can't flash the drive.

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  5. DVD Maniac

    DVD Maniac Member

    Yep I see your point. I have personally never had to claim on one so I guess i'm OK. ASUS seem to have a good reputation for build quality vs LG etc so all sorted. Thanks for your advice.