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Firmware fails to recognize Zen Xtra for reloading firmware

Question: Firmware fails to recognize Zen Xtra for reloading firmware

I am trying to coble together two non-working Zen Xtras into a working one. I receive a message: "Firmware Problem," and am instructed to reload the firmware. When I attempt to do so, the firware does not recognize the device although the device shows up in My Computer as a Zen Xtra. I have reloaded the drivers. When I attempt to reinstall the firmware, it states that it cannot detect the device and please connect it now. How do I resolve this lack of recognition?

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Is it possible to replace a routers firmware w/ something other than the original firmware to update from wep encryption to wpa encryption and all the other features that these new routers have? If so is this hard to do and is there a big risk or really screwing things up?
 

Answer:Replacing router Firmware w/ third party Firmware?

nope its easy, and as long as your smart and follow the few basic guildlines very unlikely chance of damaging the router. Biggest suggestion is never do the update via wireless as if you loss signal or what not could loose a bit of data for the router update.
 

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In my T61p [6457-BQG, BIOS 2.29]  I have the Lenovo version of a Samsung 830 SSD [MZ7PC256HAFU-000L7]. It is recognised by the firmware update program [fwss29.iso] and I am offered the chance to update from CXM72L1Q to CXM75L1Q. But when I try to run the update process I get a big red error box with UPDATE FAILED. I removed the HD password before trying the upate. Any ideas?

Answer:SSD Firmware update fails

Hello,
 
Have you tried changing the SATA drive access mode from AHCI/RAID/SATA (name might vary) to Classic/Legacy (again, name might vary) and then performing the firmware updateon the SSD? 
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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First of all, my CD/DVD-R+RW does not write any CD's or DVD's for the last 3 yrs.
Secondly - As always, when i receive the updates from toshiba about firmware, I tried to update as per instructions, but i get the message target drive not connected.

I followed all the instructions again more carefully, but no use. I received new firmware update today. and i still cant update, I get the message "Target drive is not connected".
Any troubleshooting? Help? suggestions?
This is the second update of firmware that has failed. even the previous update of firmware has failed with the same error.
One more question: Why are the updates not user-friendly? Its so complex process even for updates. Huhh!!
I was in a little hope that if i can update the firmware, it might help me write CD's atleast now after 3 years.. but even the FW updates dont work..
Hmm.. any suggestions why I cant write CD's or DVD's?
I have followed the suggestions given in my previous posts about the same CD writing problem, but of no use finally !! I wish to see the day when i can write atleast one simple CD using my toshiba tecraA4. !

Answer:Tecra A4 - Firmware uploader doesnt recognize drive

I have only an idea why you can't write CDs or DVDs
1. The drive is defect
2. You have Sonic DLA installed. If so, uninstall it. The program changes optical RW-Drives to a harddisc. That's why CD writings fail. There is no optical write medium found by nero or what ever you use.

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I'm following the following instructions to upgrade firmware for my ssd:http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-69806 My ssd is listed, a firmware update is found for the drive but the firmware upgrade stops with a fail message telling me to contact support. What can I do to make the firmware upgrade run? Best regards,Kristian  

Answer:Upgrade T530 samsung ssd firmware fails

Can you please list your SSD model, current firmware version, and upgrade firmware version as reported by the tool?

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Dear all, I would like to upgrade my Intel ME firmware from 9.0.20.1447 to 9.1.41.3024 (2017/06/01). This would fix the CVE-2017-5689. However the update procedure is interrupted before flashing the new firmware could even start. Intel ME Interface (Intel Management Engine 11.6 Software) 11.6.0.1026 (2016/09/01) is installed. An error log in path C:\DRIVERS\WIN\ME named "NULL" is created. It states: Intel(R) MEInfo Version: 9.1.20.1020Copyright(C) 2005 - 2014, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.Error 9471: M3 Autotest feature was not found. Dear Lenovo support team: To me it seems like a bug. Is there some file missing in the update package or something wrong in the MEUpdate.CMD? CheersMad

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Last week I updated the Intel Management Engine Firmware on my T420s to Version 7.1 because it was declared urgent (I guess it fixes the commonly known vulnerability in the Intel ME). Now there seem to be some problems with it and/or the bios. I observe two effects: -When rebooting the laptop it powers off shortly, starts again, but doesn't find the SDD. You have to switch the laptop off completly and switch it on again to get it to work again. - When the laptop should go to sleepmode (S3) (i.e. by closing the lid), it simply turns off completly. Hiberation mode (S4) still works. The laptop is a T420s with Windows 7 64bit, all the Windows patches, BIOS 1.43 and Powermanager 6.68.12. In the windows event log I get the following warnings (Source: ACPI, Event-ID: 15): Der eingebettete Controller (EC) hat Daten zurückgegeben, als keine Daten angefordert wurden. Möglicherweise versucht das BIOS, auf den EC zuzugreifen, ohne mit dem Betriebssystem zu synchronisieren. Diese Daten werden ignoriert. Es ist keine weitere Aktion erforderlich. Sie sollten jedoch den Computerhersteller nach einem aktualisierten BIOS fragen. 

Answer:Sleepmode (S3) fails after update of Intel ME Firmware

Hi,
 
I'm checking the support site of the T40s.
http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-t-series-laptops/thinkpad-t...
 
Just in case. Do you want to give it a try first to:
1) Update BIOS to 1.49
2) Update Power Management to 6.68.13.
 
Also check the Windows "Power Options" and check that by any chance the "Close lid behavior" was not changed on Windows.
 
Regards

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Sometime in the last week a firmware update came out for nvme drives on the p50 from Lenovo. I tried installing it, but it refuses to update the firmware. Here's the process: Run fwwinsd.exe - which is a Windows appit Finds drive - strangely enough it shows a serial number of all zeroesI tell it do the updateit reboots into tiny linux or something like thatat this point it can't find the firmware image to updatesystem reboots and I see the following windows dialog Update FailedFirware update was not processed because software condition is not ready to update due to some reason. Model: SAMSUNG MZVKV512Serial #:0000_0000_0000_0000Firmware: 6L0Q I also tried putting the installer on a USB thumbdrive but I get the same result. This is probably a case of "if it isn't broke..." but it is not how I roll.  Any ideas on how this updater is supposed to work? Brad

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The Thinkvantage Toolbox is reporting that the battery is not holding charge (down to 32%).  It is less than a year old and has been configured for maximum battery life.  The warranty link brings up a firmware update that won't install successfully.  I've tried the full package, and doing one part at a time.  It always detects the battery, goes to the writing the firmware stage, goes directly to the second try writing n/1334 (I think that's the number) and then fails.  I've let it reboot and try again with the same result. The product is ThinkPad SL510, product id 28479YU, Bios version 6JET85WW(1.43). Any suggestions on how to proceed?  I've seen other posts that suggest that it may be a defective battery, but nothing on how to confirm that. Thanks, Andrew

Answer:SL510 battery firmware update fails

Hi and welcome to the forum!

There is an FRU number on the battery, does it match to the one listed on the following page? http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-75738.html
 
Keep us informed.





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Have been trying to install the new Touch Firmware Update via Lenovo Companion for more than a week but it fails each time I try. Help?  


























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Hi all,
I'm more curious than anything, for the device is running Windows 10 just fine, but do you have to first install Bios update A17 prior to A19? I couldn't get A19 to install. Thanks.

Answer:D630: Bios firmware update fails to install

It's more likely you're going to need to build a bootable flash drive with an earlier version of Windows to get the flash to work -- Windows 10 is not supported on this model, so it's very likely the flash installer won't run under 10 regardless of which version you're trying to flash.
Rufus is one easy way to make a bootable flash drive that will allow the flash to work.
https://rufus.akeo.ie/

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My X1 Yoga has a SAMSUNG MZVPV256 SSD Tried to install the NVMe firmware update from here: http://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/ThinkPad-X-Series-laptops/ThinkPad-X1-... It boots Linux however at some point it can't find the folder.When Windows started again, it ran FWLINBRDG automatically. This one shows the following error: 

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The RealSense camera in my HP Pavilion All-in-One - 24-b017c (Touch) quit working; Windows Hello says it "can't find" the camera. Tried reinstalling from Device Manager, but failed. Next tried reinstalling / updating the drivers, but that fails as well (see attached screen capture). Does anyone have any ideas? Worked before; PC is about 6 months old.  

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Hi,
(tl;dr) Background.
This all started with a fight on malware in W7 that I've lost. I realize that immunodeficiency of Windows is what we pay for convenience. Ability of malware to break out of vmware box was a nasty surprise, given that both guest and host are fully patched windows 7 with guest "protected" by ZoneAlarm av+fw and host "protected" by avast+windows firewall. Naive attempts to recover w7 from .img disk clone (storred on an offline disk) failed as well. The images got infected while I was changing the boot settings in bios. This was a rough awakening. To stop loss I "boot and nuked" and formatted all affected disks to ext4, installed Ubuntu and vmware with windows 7 guest on.

The problem.
Vmware flawlessly installed W7 guest on Ubuntu host from a genuine W7 installation disk. However, when I use the same disk to install W7 on bare metal it gets stuck at the first user input screen. Both keyboard and mouse are frozen.

Troubleshooting attempts.
Changing mouse/keyboard, hdd, RAM, video card did not solve the problem. Yes, I've formatted hdd to fat32 and ntfs, but that didn't help either. Also, afaik if windows can't find any suitable media it does not freeze at the first screen. Instead, it says "no suitable hardware found, please add a driver". I am heaving a problem way upstream. I had similar behavior when I was fighting virus, but I thought I cleaned it up by creating a new file tables (ms-dos) already.

Final remar... Read more

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My attempts to update the firmware on Ericsson H5321 gw fail with the following message:    This version of the Mobile Broadband Updater does not support your device [303]. I did disable the radios for the firmware update using the hardware switch. The card works fine on Windows 7 (to which I downgraded to check if it's okay). I'm now planning to perform an in-place upgrade to Windows 8 and try updating firmware from there. The machine did not originally include the WWAN module and came with Win8 preinstalled. I confess I bought the card off ebay, however, I had first checked if it is supported. A doc named "Upgrading the Ericsson H5321 mobile broadband mini-card firmware for Windows 8" in the Solutions section and the readme file for the firmware updater both mention my machine and the card model as compatible. Can anyone suggest where do I go from here? I would certainly like to move to Windows 8 for the touch functionality.

Answer:H5321 gw WWAN Card Firmware Update Fails on X1 Carbon 34xx

Eventually I managed to get the WWAN card working by installing it on Windows 7 and then upgrading the OS in-place, first to Win8 and then 8.1. Firmware update was not successful though, neither under Win8 nor under Win8.1, with the error given in the previous message. The details are as follows. Card specs:Model: Ericsson H5321 GWFRU: 60Y3297Product Number: KRD 131 21/821Revision: R1G/1FW Product: CXC 173 1944/1FW Version: R1C08FW Build Date/Time: Oct 1 2011 18:09:28 Machine specs:ThinkPad X1 Carbon Type 34xx (May 2014)BIOS G6ETA7WW (2.67)Windows 8 Pro preinstalled The steps:1. Install Win7.2. Install the card drivers for Win7 from Lenovo Downloads.3. Run Windows Update: another H5321 GW version was pulled and installed from WU. Not sure if it's essential.4. Upgrade to Win8 and run Windows Update twice to satisfy the requirements for the subsequent 8.1 upgrade.5. Upgrade to 8.1 from the Store.

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I currently have AMT v4.2.10.1020 and would like to update to 4.2.10.1036.  I tried installing through the recommended procedure (save file to desktop and then running it, etc.), however, the install program never prompts for the destination folder, yet when it finishes, it says it has installed the update, but it really does not. Has anyone had any success installing this update? http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-71137 





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Answer:Intel AMT 4.2 Management Engine (ME) Firmware Update for Windows 7 Fails to Install

On the Lenovo site today appeared a link to the Intel AMT 4.2 Management Engine (ME) Firmware: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-71137 As in the description was the following sentence:Version 4.2.20.1036 (Fix) Fixed an issue where it might take 20 seconds more than usual on starting the computer. I decided to upgrade. Result. NOW the laptop takes 20s more to start-up! As anyone tried it and experienced this problem?I'm running Win 7 Professional 32 bit on an X301. Can anyone advise how can I downgrade the firmware? Can I simply dowload the previous version or is it dangerous trying to overwrite an AMT firmware with an older version? Regards 





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I was prompted to update my Battery firmware I have a genuine battery in my Thinkpad edge E520 that is out of warrenty The firmware failed and disabled the battery so it is no longer operating How do i reverse this firmware or disable the battery bios check?

Answer:Battery firmware has just killed my battery. How do you justify pushing firmware that does this?

Hi, welcome to the forums.
 
Here it is the support site link for your model just in case.
 
I'm guessing that the computer is booting but the battery does not provide any charge, right?
 
I did not have that issue, but I'm just guessing, What will happen if you apply the battery firmware update again? You can download it manually from the support site: "Lenovo Battery Firmware Update Utility for Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit), 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit), 8 (32-..."
 
This is what it cames to my mind right now, I hope it helps.
 
Regards

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I have an E420 Thinkpad; NO problems ever with the laptop...a great machine.  I ran some updates and the Lenovo update wanted to update the battery firmware; there have never been any problems with my battery (I have an extended battery), but wanted to update as recommended. - When I ran the update, I got a "the tool was unable to update the battery firmware due to an internal error"...and then it automatically rebooted. - Once it rebooted, I now get a DOS warning (on initial boot) "this system does not support batteries that are not genuine Lenovo....." and I have to hit escape to continue.- When it boots up, I get a battery icon that shows either "plugged in and charging" with a RED X imbedded in the icon.- The laptop does not recognize the battery.  Even though it was in good condition and had a 95% charge when I first ran the firmware update....the laptop will not operate without hte power plug attached.- When I go to the power manager and the battery tab, I get a "battery was completely discharged and needs to be recharged verbiage- I have tried to re-run the firmware update from the update tool, but to no success. - I have tried to run the firmware update by downloading the install .exe file and running from my desktop....to no success.- I have tried to do a system restore, but it did not work.- I have screen shots of the screens mentioned as needed. Help!  I now have a small desktop that has a closeable lid.  It will not run if t... Read more

Answer:Battery Firmware update - failed and now will not recognize a good battery

I have the same issue.Waiting for the software update or workaround

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Hi, I'm facing issues with the bluetooth firmware update utility. Tried using the following : 7kbf02ww.exe     1,809,440     Bluetooth with Enhanced Data Rate Firmware update Version: 2.1.211.299 Release Date: 2007/01/26  However, during the updating process, it stalls at the screen for about 5 mins showing "reconfiguring bluetooth" , then gives an error msg that bluetooth firmware updating has failed and asks me to reboot and try again. Viscious cycle repeats. Any ideas ?  Thanks

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Question: what is firmware

what does firmware do

Answer:what is firmware

click here

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Question: dd-wrt firmware

hi guys I was just wondering. What is dd-wrt? I keep hearing it coz my router supports dd-wrt firmware from a third party but i don't know what it is. I know I should not mess around with things i dnt know but i'm just wondering what it is. Thx
 

Answer:dd-wrt firmware

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Question: Firmware

I was having trouble with my CD-RW, so I updated the firmware and it fixed the problem. However, when I updated the firmware - The CD-RW was on a different PC. So, now that I am moving it back into my PC... Will I have to update the firmware again? If I remember correctly... It saves it to the actual hardware. Correct me if I am wrong plz. Thx.

Answer:Firmware

You shouldnt have too...

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Question: firmware

Hican any of you bright people out there tell me how to save the original firmware of a drive before flashing with an updated one.

Answer:firmware

Most firmware updaters have the option to 'Save Old version' before flashing the new one.

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Question: firmware

how do i tell what version of firmware is used for my msi cd-rw, help appreciated

Answer:firmware

You could try this click here direct link to download click here

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Question: What is firmware?

Can someone explain firmware to me? Is that the OS that is downloaded and run on a phone, laptop etc? I see news articles about firmware, but gimme a break I'm a newbie. I need a definition lol

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Question: Firmware

I recently purchased an nVIDIA 6200AGP8x 350MHz Graphics Card with 512MB For an eight year old Dell Dimension 4600i (P4, 3G HT with a 128 card). As I didn?t think I was getting the full benefit of the new card I checked in BIOS. The maximum it goes to is 256 so I looked the Dell site and saw there were 4 updates, one being video, ok so I downloaded it, and then stopped. I have had a bad experience with firmware (a Plextor drive that refused to work after an update) as a result I am not sure whether to go ahead or not. Ok pathetic but please humour me, do the risks out way the benefits.
Oh, re. the HP on this PC, I noticed it is disabled in BIOS sorry better for a new thread perhaps.
Dave

Answer:Firmware

Now lets see if I understand. You have replaced the the original graphics card with a nVIDIA 6200AGP8x 350MHz Graphics Card.
From the Dell web site it only shows one update for the Bios but it does not state what it was for so should not be used.
Although it does have several driver updates for graphics cards these are not for the new card you have installed and should not be used. Go to the nVidia web site for new updated drivers.
From my memory the bios does not indicate how much memory the graphics card uses. I could be wrong.

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Question: Firmware

Please could somebody tell me which of these can be considered firmware. 1) 3.5" floppy disk 2)Hard Disk 3) Flash BIOS 4) Word Documents

Answer:Firmware

IMHO bios flash, the rest are counted as hardware, except the word doc which is a file.What is this a test???

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Question: firmware

i have a netgear dg834gt router how do i find out what version of firmware i have.xp pro.thanks.

Answer:firmware

I dont have that particular device so can only surmise it will be in the cfg pages somewhere,accessed by http:// IP address

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Question: firmware

i am thinkin off flashing my firemware on my dvd burner are there any risks involved

Answer:firmware

Only risk is that you might completely wreck the drive.Flashing of firmware is not for the faint hearted,or the unsure.You must be 100% certain the file you want (firmware) is definately for your particular model drive.

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Question: firmware

I am fresh out of college, and seem to have found a job where I am in way over my head. My employer knows it though, and just expects me to try my best.... anyway heres the question, even though it seems dumb...
When using C, does a hexadecimal Number refer to the memory address (AKA a register or part of the the memory or a port), or does it simply refer to the number itself?

Eg:
ulData = ulMemPos + 0x20;
does this mean add the hexadecimal value of 20-- or to add twenty memory addressing to it?
 

Answer:firmware

just a number
 

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hi!

Can anyone tell me what is firmware?

Answer:what is a firmware?

Firmware - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia






Quote:
In electronic systems and computing, firmware is a term often used to denote the fixed, usually rather small, programs and/or data structures that internally control various electronic devices. Typical examples of devices containing firmware range from end-user products such as remote controls or calculators, through computer parts and devices like hard disks, keyboards, TFT screens or memory cards, all the way to scientific instrumentation and industrial robotics. Also more complex consumer devices, such as mobile phones, digital cameras, synthesizers, etc., contain firmware to enable the device's basic operation as well as implementing higher-level functions.


Better than I can explain it.
Click Wiki link above for more info.
Mike

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Question: which firmware ?

i have just fitted a dvd writer to my system which was oem how can i tell what firmware it is using...thanks

Answer:which firmware ?

Look in Device Manager, find the drive and click properties and settings.

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Question: firmware

my laptop has trouble with dvd playign.. do i need to get "firmware" its a dell inspiron the firm ware for this would be ud25 .. where do i get it from and what is this,, do u reckon this cud be why my lappy hates dvd playing.. yours confused craig..xx

Answer:firmware

Unlikely to be firmware, possibly a missing video codex, but difficult to say. What exactly happens when you try to play a DVD, my Inspiron plays them with the preloaded Cybercom PowerDVD player.

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Question: DVD Firmware

I have been advised to update my DVD firmware but cannot find what make it is. Going into Device Manager tells me the model number (MT1316B BDV212B) but the manufacturere is 'standard CD-ROM drives'. Any ideas anyone?

Answer:DVD Firmware

Some info click here=

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I'm on DP 8.1.1. With the recent release of cyan for DP users, does any one know if doing the cyan update would take me back to 8.1? Or will it just slap on the firmware alone and still leave me on my current version?

Answer:Firmware only or Firmware with 8.1?

It will leave you at 8.1.1. It is simply a firmware update to Cyan for Lumia devices.

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Question: DVD+/-RW firmware

Hello all: does anyone have the latest firmware dowload link for a NEC ND-3530A HH 16X DVD+/-RW drive for my old dell 3000 desktop... I don't have any warranty left on it so I cannot download the latest firmware download from the site...
 

Answer:DVD+/-RW firmware

Here is a site for alternate - modified firmwares:
http://tdb.rpc1.org/
 

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Question: DVD firmware

How do I download a firmware update for my Liteon DVD drive.I purchased in Dec 03, it was manufactured Oct 03.

Answer:DVD firmware

click here

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Question: DVD-RW firmware?

Hi,Just bought and installed an LG DVD-RW. Where do I find the firmware details in XP? Device manager? I have looked in all the places I know to look but cannot locate this.Can anyone help?Cheers!Tj_El

Answer:DVD-RW firmware?

Cheers crx1600. Nero infotool did the job. :-))Tj_El

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Question: What is Firmware

Hi thereGoing through the list of drivers available on the Toshiba site for my computer, I found one called Firmware. It won't let me copy it, it wants to instantly install itself. What is Firmware and what does it do?

Answer:What is Firmware

click here

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Question: HDD firmware

I have a broken HDD and i'm trying to get parts,how do find out the firmware of the thing?Its a WD passport.It says nothing on the disc.

Answer:HDD firmware

Same drive?  http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,113665.msg761193.html#msg761193They are not repairable, where would you expect to find parts?

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Question: DVD Firmware

how do I find out what version of firmware is in use with my LiteOn DVD recorder?

Answer:DVD Firmware

DvdInfo tells you this and much more. click here

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I have a Intel 510 ssd and I looking to add another ssd. Can you have both if they have different firmware. I'm looking at several including Intel 320.
Will this confuse the motherboard bios or Windows 7?

Answer:2 SSD's 2 Different firmware?

I don't think it will give any problems just because of firmwares. After all, it's entirely internal to each device. As long as each one has the proper drivers and the motherboard recognizes each one, they should work.

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Question: OEM DVD Firmware

Dvd disk drive won't run DVD's. Makes alot of clicking, spinning noises but wont read disks. Went to HKEY areas and changed some things recom by other forums. Didn't work. Told needed firmware upgrade. Unable to find firmware for Optiarc DVD RW AD-7530A ATA Device because as near as I can find it's an OEM Device. Went back to Gateway(Notebook Manufacturer) and they don't have. Any suggestions? Ifu can't fix, I guess u install a new DVD Device or a new Notebook.
Was also told by Gateway I needed a Codec upgrade.
 

Answer:OEM DVD Firmware

The codec pack is easy enough- Techspot has what you need here http://www.techspot.com/downloads/775-klite-codec-pack-full.html
Install and then try running the discs.

How does the drive show up in the Device Manager ? No exclamation mark in a yellow triangle?
What DVD's won't it run-commercial (retail) movies, or discs you are attempting to burn ? If the latter, what brand of discs.

If it definitely requires a firmware update then it seem's you're out of luck as there are none as far as I can tell.
 

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Hi,I recently bought my first CD burner. It's a Sony Spessa USB Plus CRX100E/X2 drive. I found out that it can't quite burn an entire 80 min/700MB disk, but that there is supposedly a firmware update that fixes it. I downloaded a firmware update program from Sony's website (found here), and flashed the drive with the default firmware file (CDRW0008.BIN), but it didn't seem to do anything except change the driver to an EEPROM driver. I switched back to the original driver, and it was as if I had never done anything...The firmware program came with another BIN file, ZERO.BIN, so I tried flashing that. I guess that was a mistake, because now the drive doesn't work at all - it's recognized as a "non-specific QT processor with JG". I tried changing the driver back to the original again, but this time Windows won't use it. It just says that there are no compatible drivers for the device. I tried to flash the firmware with the program from Sony again, but now it doesn't recognize the drive as being compatible, so it won't flash it.I was hoping to get some support from Sony, but they informed me that I would have to pay more than I paid for the drive in the first place to get support. So, I hope someone here might have an idea of how I can fix it.

Answer:Is there any way to fix this firmware?

That is why the smarter people here do NOT recommend firmware or BIOS updates lightly. You can end up with a doorstop and no recourse. If the product is still under warranty and doesn't do what is advertised, take it back for a return or replacement with something that does.

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Question: what is firmware?

So I fried my hard drive and I am looking for a replacement, I found several that are the same model except the firmware is different. What is firmware, mine says firmware: 3.64
Does the replacement have to be the same firmware? This is my master drive
 

Answer:what is firmware?

Lets start with http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firmware
Basicly its a os for a device thats built in.
 

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Question: firmware?

I heard someone use the word firmware the other day and wondered what the heck it is. After checking out the definition on www.webopedia.com I am still a little confused on the subject. Anyone care to explain this to me? Please?

Answer:firmware?

well i understand it as a piece of software build into hardware. Examples of firmware are: bios's, video bios's etc.

There is a way of upgrading firmware in hardware like DVD burners to make them faster or burn dual layer.

Wayne

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Question: ARC FIRMWARE

It would appear that each time on boot it attempts to boot from Floppy A:When I press F8 and go into the disk boot section and change it to boot from ST340014A [Hard drive] (40.02 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 5JX99PPP, rev 3.06, SMART Status: HealthyIt boots up OK then for that occasion but each time I reboot I have to follow the same procedure and change it from Floppy to HD.ST340014A Once I change it to the correct boot drive it should hold there until I change it but it is reverting back to Floppy A each time I reboot instead......regardless

Answer:ARC FIRMWARE

Have you tried resetting your boot device in the bios?Is your clock keeping good time?

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Question: What is firmware

I have recently had trouble with Genie-Soft backup software. They tell me I need to back up my firmware. I am not sure what they mean by this and their explanation hasn’t helped me.

I have Nero 5.5.10.9 installed on my computer and my CD-RW Burner is Imation. I used the Nero Info tool which showed [1.0] G:\CD-RW CDR 6S52 in the top left of the box and Type: CD-RW Recorder and Firmware Version: CDR 6S52.

I went on to the Nero site which states they will not accept responsibility for any firmware updates.

I haven’t a clue what I’m supposed to do now. It’s taken me ages to get this far and in all honesty, I don’t really know what I am doing. Is the firmware update supposed to be for Nero or Imation. Can anyone help me?

My OS is WinXP Pro

Joe
 

Answer:What is firmware

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Question: Firmware?

I saw the phrase firmware tossed about on a message. What exactly is it?
 

Answer:Firmware?

Firmware is half software, half hardware. Usually it is software embedded permanently into a piece of hardware. Such as the software that runs a digital camera, or drives a USB networking cable.
 

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Question: WD 800 JB Firmware

I went to WD's website and was looking for a firmware update. Where is it on the webpage, don't trust other pages. My firmware on my WD800JB is 77.07w77 Just for the record. Please let me know if I have missed it or a safe site to get an update for it. Thanks Everyone
 

Answer:WD 800 JB Firmware

Plus I have a Pioneer DVD-117 Rom and looking for a firmware update.
 

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Hello all,

I am looking for Firmware for DI-614+ wireless router. When I use WEP encryption, no wireless client (laptop) can connect. I have also tried the latest firmware I can get from D-Link. I hoping to use this with my TFCko box or as my access point for my laptop.

If I cannot use it as wireless access point. Is there a firmware hack to make it a wireless client or a repeater?

Thanks for any ideas

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Looking for TFCko (Pinoy Channel) deals? Connect to http://www.TheFilipinoChannel.ca
 

Answer:Looking for Firmware for DI-614+

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Question: firmware

How do I find out what firmware my DVD rw has at the moment it's a Pioneer 112D running XP pro and would it be worth a firmware update.
 

Answer:firmware

XP is dead. Microsoft just killed it. So it depends on how long you plan to keep XP. From now on we can buy Vista or Vista. :cry
 

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Question: What is Firmware ?

Answer:What is Firmware ?

on my startup (with my new MS6334 Motherboard) Iget the message ' NEW HARDWARE FOUND FIRMWARE 'do I need to load a driver for this? ( whatever it is) and does anybody know if its an importantpiece of kit that my computer cannot do without?I have found that my mouse pointer always has the egg timer next to it and I can't do a thing withmy computer, could this have anything to do withthis FIRM thing whatever it is? Please help.

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Question: Firmware for an AP

I have a couple of DLink 900AP's. One has the standard DLink firmware but the other has some specialist firmware for use with a commercial WiFi network.Does anyone know if it's possible to download the non-standard DLink firmware from the 900AP - so I can flash it to my other 900AP?

Answer:Firmware for an AP

No; I think you'd have to find it on the net. Search for whatever info you have even just its revision number. You can usually make backups of router/AP configurations, of course, but although the firwmare is sometimes saved along with it, it may not accept being ported across and you'd lose the other AP's settings in so doing.

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Question: firmware

my grandson as a mp3 player he wants to upgrade with firmware i found the firmware for his model at the mpman site downloaded it in a zip file but there wasn't any instructions on the site or in the file on how to install can anyone advise Thank you Dave

Answer:firmware

If you have not unzipped it, do that now, there may/should be a file, normally called README.txt (if not look for any file with a .txt etention). Hopefully this file will have instructions on how to use it, if not, let us know the name of the mp3 player and someone prob can sort your prob.Hope this helps.

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Hi, I have a sony cd-rw crx216E I've had it for about 2 years does it need to be upgraded with firmware the driver seems to be working ok, also can you tell me what on the fly means.
 

Answer:Do I need firmware?

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Question: Firmware updates

Hi All..., I would like to know if there is firmware updates or not for Lenovo Y41O ODD.now my ODD is not working properly.It works when CD inserts to it but it doesn't work when DVD inserts to it.So I assume , this problem can solve bu updating firmware of that ODD.If you all have other ideas for that problem , please let me know.  

Answer:Firmware updates

Modern ODD have separate lasers for CD and DVD. I'm afraid you will not solve your problem with firmware update. Your DVD laser is dead.

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Hello Can someone send me firmware VBM1EL1Q or give me some direction where I can find it? Regards 

Answer:Need firmware VBM1EL1Q

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-69806

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Question: firmware upgrade

Can anyone help with a firmware upgrade for my sony DVD writer version DW-U18A.I have been on the sony website but they dont seem to support optical drives anymore.I have found out that the writer is a re-badged Lite-On SOHW-812S,this is shown on the Lite-On website and has a firmware upgrade for that model,but on trying to use it to upgrade the DW-U18A, it doesnt work.Any help please.

Answer:firmware upgrade

You shouldn't realy need firmware upgrades for optical drives, all you need is the O/Systems generic drivers.what sort of problems are you having..p.s. if you use the wrong upgade you will render the drive useless..

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For those with any of the following, OCZ has issued a series of firmware updates for the OCZ Vertex 3, Vertex 3 Max IOPS, Agility 3, Solid 3 and RevoDrive 3 bringing the firmware towards version 2.22,

OCZ Technology

For those with Windows installed on it the USB stick method works very well (and easy to set up),

NEW! - Bootable tools for OCZ SSD's

List of resolved issues (as well as a direct download link) can be found here),

OCZ Vertex 3, Vertex 3 Max IOPS, Agility 3, Solid 3, RevoDrive 3 2.22

Answer:OCZ SSD Firmware update for...

Thanks! My Agility 3 will appreciate this.

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So I bought this really nice outdoor camera by a company named WANSCAM. The thing works great, for about 2-3 hours, then it stops showing up in my ip camera list, and I can't connect to it. The only thing I can do is recycle the power, then it works perfectly for a few hours. I tried going to the manufacturers site, Chinese of course, for firmware, and there's nothing to be found. I sent an email to their support site, but I'm not holding my breath. The companies name is Shenzhen Qianguan Technologies LTD. Any ideas??
 

Answer:Looking for firmware for my WANSCAM

Hi

Sadly many cameras from suspect branded Chinese makes are prone to faults and you have no recourse as the maker is from a factory city and not one like Canon, Nikon etc who you can find drivers and support from.

All I can suggest is to plug in the camera and then in Device Manager look for a USB device that matches the camera and uninstall it then unplug and replug in the camera and "maybe" Windows will re-install the driver again as sometimes some USB drivers become corrupt.
 

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Question: Firmware Update

Could someone please tell me the manufacturing web site for MATSHITA CD-ROM CR-586 and OPTORITE CD-RW CW4802 so that I could do a firmware update??????????????????????????????????????????
 

Answer:Firmware Update

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I have a Lumia 925 RM-982 that died recently. I can't find de firmware anywhere. Do you know where I may find it, so I can try to recover it with Nokia Care Suite?

Answer:Firmware for old devices

Care Suite is no longer used.
All firmware recovery or upgrades are handled through the newer Windows desktop application WDRT.
Update WDRT (Windows Device Recovery Tool) for your language or country.
I'm assuming Germany by what you posted.
If your 925 is still functioning reliably WP 8.1 (T-Mobile firmware) will be reinstalled via WDRT.

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How can I reinstal the firmware of my Lumia 950?

Answer:How to reinstall firmware.

Use the Windows Device Recovery Tool.

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Hi Guys,So using EM7345 - I was using 1415.09 firmware which seems to have really good download/upload speeds but seems to loose the connection every now and again Switched to 1442.11 which is new firmware for my carrier (EE UK) in the UK just pushed with the latest driver but the download speeds have taken a hit, not sure if its more stable.Anyway what are you lot doing firmware wise ? Are you changing it ? If so what firmware are you using ? There's a new 15XX variant in the new driver release but it says NAND so guessing North America market - that said seems to work fine on my modem anyway. Let me know





DangerMouseCurrent Machines : X1-3460/X1-20BS

Answer:EM7345 Firmware - Best One ?

the lastest firmware is 1.2.. and here are the AT main secret programming codes and commands...(I do not want ...etc..publish more secret codes etc..do not ask for more..)..because they are too dangerous etc..to change the commands etc..use this software..PuTTYhttp://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html AT commands are very helpful for troubleshooting your device and changing the settings that are not available from standard Windows settings. For example, you can choose the access technology ? 2G, 3G, 4G and even stick to particular frequency bands.EM7345 is using Intel (formerly Infineon) AT command set and it?s not compatible with Quallcomm AT command set. All basic AT commands like AT+CFUN are more or less the same for all 3G/4G devices, but advanced ones, starting from AT+X, are unique to Intel XMM platform devices.No official documentation for AT commands was released by Intel, all I was able to find is some source code fragments for Samsung phones (that are based on the earlier XMM platform, like XMM 6380, or so)  on GitHub.To use AT commands, first you have to enable EM7345 AT command port, There are many cases when your newly installed EM7345 doesn?t work. Let?s start step by step.AT+CFUN?should return: +CFUN: 1,01 means the device is turned on. If it?s not 1, make sure your EM7345 is turned on in Windows Connection Manager. Or try to turn it on using the AT command:AT+CFUN=1Let?s check if the SIM card is working and recognize... Read more

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For all of those that have been waiting to upgrade their OCZ firmware with the Trim support. Discussion AGILTY and VERTEX FW update 1.4/1.41... VERTEX EX and AGILITY EX FW 1.3/1.31 EX - OCZ Forum

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Question: Synaptics Firmware

Hi All. I just updated my touchpad firmware with a wrong file on my Y580. Is there any way to get oryginal firmware file to get it back to life again ? Thank you for any help.

Answer:Synaptics Firmware

go to support page at lenovo and dl correct synaptics driver you can also use this link http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&DocID=HT073649 to quickly getting to the drivers page for your lenovo laptop

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Question: Firmware via Data

Can i update my firmware via data or is it just too big?

Answer:Firmware via Data

Depends on how much data You have. Updates can be downloaded over data but wifi is recommended

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Question: Firmware Problem

Just bought an Asus Drw 24B1ST, am trying to update the flashware from 1.00 to 1.03, flash will not finish get the message "firmware update cannotbe completed contact vendor", never had that happen before, any ideas appreciated
 

Answer:Firmware Problem

Where are you finding that 1.03 firmware version? When I look here, I only see 1.00.

Also, why are you trying update the firmware? I never update firmware unless it addresses a problem I am experiencing.
 

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Question: firmware update

hi again... does anyone know where to find a firmware update for this:DVD/CD RW DriveModel#16W1P161CManufacturer:  Philips & BenQ Digital Storage CorporationI can't seem to find a website site with the download.

Answer:firmware update

Something here might be of interest.Good luck.

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How do i check what firmware my LG 4160B has and also how do i update it?

Thanks for any help
 

Answer:How can I upgrade firmware?

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Question: firmware upgrade?

i have an LG 4163B burner if i do a firmware upgrade will this reset the the number of times i can change the region code on the burner to factory spec 5 i think ? if not how do i reset?any help appreciated
 

Answer:firmware upgrade?

I found this don't know if it will work:

RPC2 firmware where the number of "User Changes" and "Region Setting" snap back to the pre-flashing settings every time you cycle the power on the drive.

This effectively gives you an infinite number of region changes, without all the software BS required by an RPC1 firmware. For more info try Google, or a search on rpc1.org

Region free firmware: http://tdb.rpc1.org/#GSA4163B
 

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i need to downgrade my firmware for my linksys befsr41 to 1.39, i have the most current firmware at the momentr and it sucks . Can anyone enlighten me on how i should go about this?
 

Answer:how do i downgrade my firmware?

Here are the instructions from linksys
 

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Question: Firmware Nightmare

Gidday, I wanted to see if I could get my Dell CD writer to burn at slower than the maximum 48x Speed. I was getting burn errors so wanted to try a much slowre speed like 1x -8x I tried everything and finally risked a firmware update from another company.. IBM..

I tried updating firmware on my CD Burner. It's a Dell one..made by LG and it's called (HL-DT-ST GCE-8483B) after reading recomendations to do so on a forum. Which I refer to here*

* And I Quote
Re: Changing write speeds - LG GCE-8483B and Nero 5.5.10.28

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Quote:
Originally Posted by HALO_JINX
i updated the firmware v1.03 for the CD-RW drive which was intended for IBM computers (I have a dell 8400) but works fine with my CD-RW drive (GCE-8483B ). instead of just 48x , i can burn @ 8,12,16,24,32,40 and 48x speeds now.





here is the webpage i found the driver @ http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?download_id=1877





Direct download @ ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/pc/pccbb.../j8win103us.exe


Just stumbled on the same prob with the same drive on an old Dell client at the office, thanks for this drift, it worked beatifully!

**unquote


The Problem is that the firmware was for an IBM GCE-8483B not a (Dell HL-DT-ST GCE-8483B) although the forum I refer too said it would work with the Dell one aswell. So I gave it a go

Next thing that happened was the firmware upgrade stoped half way ... Read more

Answer:Firmware Nightmare

try go to bios and untick stop on errors for all cept mouse keyboard
may be able to reload the firmware
I did upgrade for a plex needed to burn at higher speeds burn and usb issues same thing happened lost the cd writer got it back after lots of effort tried again locked up it now sits as paper weight

good luck
 

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Question: Firmware Upgrades

How safe is it to upgrade Firmware on my dvd writer (Phillips DVD+-RW DVD8631 version CD21 )?If something goes wrong,can I restore to the previous version of the Firmware?Is there a new version of Firmware available for the above dvd writer?thanks.

Answer:Firmware Upgrades

Unless you absolutely need to update firmware leave your rewriter as it is - you only need one small error and the drive will almost certainly be only fit for the dustbin.However, if you still wish to go ahead, the Philips DVDRW8631 is apparently the same drive as the Benq DW1620.See:click here (see note 5-1-6).Also see:"First the Philips (unzipped) version Gd30( click here ); if this doesn?t work, try the BenQ version B7W9 (unzipped) version ( click here )The general opinion on other forums is that it's not a particularly good rewriter.But a new one, if it all goes wrong, will be less than £20 for one of the latest top brand DVD rewriters from Scan, Dabs etc.

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Question: Firmware Update

Where can I find updates for my maxtor firmware?  300 GB DiamondMax Model # 6B300SO  Serial # B603FP5H Code BANC1870 K,G,B,A

Answer:Firmware Update

Why would you want to risk ruining a perfectly good HDD ? ?

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Hi folks!

I have a Sony VAIO computer with a DVR-108 DVD burner installed. The current firmware available is 1.19, but the firmware on my drive is 1.10. For some reason, I am unable to upgrade the firmware using the firmware installer software. Normally I wouldn't worry too much about it, but my drive supports burning at 16X speeds with DVD+R discs, and I am only getting 4X burn speeds with the 16X discs I bought! (and yeah, they are good quality media!)

I actually get 12X speeds with my 8X discs, but am getting 4X speeds with 16X discs! what a mess!

I have done my share of googling to figure out how to flash the firmware, but nothing seems to help - it's a little overly complicated for me! When I run the installer, it tells me that the device is not found. Argh!

does anyone have anything to offer that might help?

thanks in advance!

David in Athens, Ohio
 

Answer:Cannot flash my DVR-108 to 1.19 firmware!

Are you sure you're using the correct firmware? There are several flavors...
 

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Question: undo firmware ?

I have a B&W G3 that I updated with a daystar G4 500. When I upgrade I had to install a firmware update also. In fact I had to call their support and get walked through it. I am now considering buying a 1 gig G3 ZIF to put in the B&W instead. Can I undo the new firmware does it really matter? the Artman:cool
 

Answer:undo firmware ?

I'm pretty sure it won't matter. It shouldn't but you never know with this kinda stuff anymore.
 

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Thought I would post to say that OCZ Vertex 3 firmware 2.09 has resolved a freezing problem I was having with my W520 with Windows 7 x64. Prior to 2.09 I was running 2.06 which caused constant freezing, especially when using Firefox. http://www.ocztechnology.com/ssd_tools/OCZ_Vertex_3,_Vertex_3_Max_IOPS,_Agility_3,_and_Solid_3_serie... Hope this helps.





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Answer:OCZ Vertex 3 - Firmware 2.09

I'll second this. I have a Solid 3 in a 4270CTO and it was slow and fairly freezy, expecially in Firefox, on the 2.06 but the 2.09 firmware is downright awesome. No hangups, even After Effects and Premiere open in a flash.  I was starting to wonder about buying an OCZ drive but no longer, a great upgrade for the money. 

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Im not sure how to update my firmware. Im having trouble burning CD-Rs with nero 7.0 because it keeps coming up with this calibration error. I posted that thread in this same forum ( http://forums.techguy.org/multimedia/453562-nero-issues-data-disks.html)
but it just leads to this new question about updating my firmware because it might be a possibility. Im also running SP1.

I went to this page called "the firmware page" link- (http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_all.php) and searched for my Disk Drive but had no luck in finding it. Even if I were to find it, how would I go about updating it, and how can I tell if its up to date?

Im running win XP and it is a Toshiba Qosimo laptop e15-av101
I looked in my computer/cd drive/ properties to see the name of my drive and hopfully I have the right one, it is a

MATSHITA dvd-ram UJ-830s.
 

Answer:How do I update my firmware?

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Question: Firmware Problem

Technically this isn't a problem with my PC but my MP3 player (Creative Zen Micro) but I don't know where else to look for help.Basically one day it just hung up and when I tried restarting it all I can get is a 'Firmware Problem' sign. I understand this can be sorted but don't have a clue where to start.Can anyone give me a step-by-step guide.My PC is currently running on Windows XP.

Answer:Firmware Problem

You will find the Firmware here click here

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Noob here!

I just got a new Dell XPS 8300. I will be placing a Crucial M4 ssd in it to be my main drive. I've been reading up on what to do, and my main concern so far is the firmware update. It sounds slightly more complicated than I'd like, and I am trying to decide if it's definitely something I need to do before installing Windows7 on the ssd.

Would I be a fool to just install it as-is, with whatever firmware comes on the drive?

I will be installing Windows7 Home Premium on it, but then will be paying for the upgrade to unlock it to Professional.

Thanks!

Answer:Firmware Necessary Before Installing OS on SSD?

Might be worth it add.... The primary use for this PC is audio recording, using programs like Cubase and Reason.

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I have a w510 running windows 7.  I have 2 - 9 cell battery packs.  Does the firmware update 1.13 update something on the battery or on the computer?  In other words do I run firmware update with each battery pack?  I updated one but when I insert the other pack system updater does not find any updates. thanks

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Tomato v1.08 was released yesterday, quickly followed by v1.09 to fix a bug.

http://www.polarcloud.com/tomato/
 

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I periodically check the website for my router to see if there are any new firmware updates. I checked it today and every time i try it says :
A New Version is Found. Do You Want to Upgrade to the New Version Now?

Firmware Version:
Current VersionV1.2.0.8 New VersionV1.2.3.7

I click Yes.
It then tells me that the update failed.
Any suggestions?

I am running an XP machine.
I have Verizon DSL.
I have a Westell model 2200 modem and a netgear wnr2000 router.

Any other information you need i will try my best to provide. Just ask.
Thanks
 

Answer:Can't Update Firmware

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Laptop is a Dell Vostro 1000 with XP Home SP3. Just installed a Crucial SSD. Works great. Tried to install a firmware update; not so great. Following the instructions from the Crucial site, I downloaded the update (it's an ISO file) and burned it to a CD. In the BIOS, changed boot order to CD drive first. Restarted the laptop. No joy - Windows still boots to the desktop. What could be wrong? I know almost nothing about using ISO files. TIA.
 

Answer:SSD Firmware Update

CD-image ISO files have to be written to CD in a special way, if you just copied the ISO file to a CD like a normal file, that won't work. There's a free app for creating a CD from an ISO file, it's called IMGBurn: http://www.filehippo.com/download_imgburn/
 

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Question: firmware sites?

do you know any sites from where you can download firmware? specifically, i am looking for firmware for a sony dvd rw dw-u14a. so far i have only found this site forum.rpc1.org/portal.php , yet the versions available do not work, one way or another. the 2.0d link is broken and the 2.0e version, after downloading and accessing it, says i have no updatable drivers, which is odd. help is highly appreciated.

Answer:firmware sites?

Have a look at VideoHelp.

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I got one of these wireless routers: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124190 I followed the steps on this site: http://www.mandladventures.com/2007/04/12/how-to-flash-the-wrt54gl-with-dd-wrt-firmware/

And wow! This little router has some serious options! Need to run Cron on your router, yep, it does it. I don't know what that is, but I have it! I can boost the wireless power also. If you are in the market for a new wireless router, I highly recommend this.

Sorry if this is old news, I did a search and did not see it.

E
 

Answer:DD-WRT firmware update!

Old news at least to me. I prefer Tomato my self, better QoS. Bit of advice, with the don't go much above 84mW on the wireless with out extra cooling for the transmitter. DD-WRT support overclocking as well. Not sure if it supports it on the GL but I ran my WRT54G at 300MHz for months. After a small heatsink and fan mod obviously. :major Theres all kinds of fun mods for the WRT series, adding an SD card reader for example.
 

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