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Satellite C670 - Would like to update CD-Rom drive firmware

Question: Satellite C670 - Would like to update CD-Rom drive firmware

Hello!

I have a Toshiba Satellite C670. I would like to upgrade FIRMWARE driver of the optical unit.
Please advise me where I can get the update.

Characteristics dvd / cd-rom:

DVD RW: TSSTcorp CDDVDW Ts-L633A TO01

Version: 6.1.7601.17514
class of CD-ROM
manufacturer: "Standard CD-ROM drives"
OS: Windows 7 64bit

If you please to help.

Greetings

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Answer: Satellite C670 - Would like to update CD-Rom drive firmware

You can update the firmware ONLY if newer version has been released for this drive.

There was an firmware update for CD/DVD drives *TS-L633C* and *TS-L633Y* as mentioned here:
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB9C02RP0000R01.htm

But for *TS-L633A* there is NO firmware update available.

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Hi,
I have a Satellite P30 with a Mat****a DVD-RAM UJ-831S installed. This is supposedly capable of dealing with CD-RW discs but when attempting to erase a disc through Windows the option to erase a disc is not displayed. According to the Toshiba Help and Support Centre I have to obtain the most up-to-date firmware available for the drive.
Can anyone help me? I have no idea what this means nor where to get the said firmware.
Many thanks,
Brendan Mulholland

Answer:Firmware update for a Satellite P30's CD-RW drive

Before updating any firmware on the drive you should test something different.
I found very useful advice here in the forum.

If you install DLA (drive letter access), then you can format rewritable CD or DVD, with DLA.
Then you can drag and drop files or folders on CD/DVD RW media, with explorer, just like with hard drive.
You can find DLA in C:\TOOLSCD.

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Hello!

I have toshiba A30-303 model witch have mat****a UJ-811 H100 optical drive, i have this laptop more than 2 years and i dint find any update about this drive I don?t even know if this company exist (matsu****a).

I have been changed this drive about 5 or 6 times with new one during the guarantee period because of reading problems.

I?ll be pleased If someone know anything about upgrade of this drive

Answer:Satellite A30-303: No firmware update for Drive UJ-811 H100

Geia sou Taso,

matsu****a is the same company as PANASONIC which is more known to us. The UJ-811 is a quite old model (3-4 years old) and very well known for problems.

You forgot to mention in your post ...
1)what exactly is not working on your drive (writing? reading? DVD? CD? Movies?) and also
2)why do you believe a firmware upgrade would solve your problem. (there is none)
3)How often and for what purpose do you use your drive,
4)and finally in what kind of physical environment (home? mobile? dusty areas?) do you use your notebook.

You should know, that optical drives get very easily broken, especially when used to watch/rip movies on them or to play games that access the drive continuously. Another possible reason could be a wrong/incompatible installation of software on your PC which might cause the drive not to work correctly (or even disappear).

You could try to "clean up unused software" on your Notebook and also to put a fresh recovery to check, if your CD drive will act properly again. If the problem will not disappear, you will have to exchange it for a new one maybe even different brand (was it 5 times that a PANASONIC drive got broken? ;)). If you are a heavy DVD drive user (movies, Ripping, Burning, blablabla) you should ALSO get yourself an external USB drive... they hardly get ever broken, are faster and more reliable and are way cheaper to replace. A friend of mine who had already 3 drives replaced in his notebook could confirm this... Read more

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Hello
my configuration:
Windows 8.1
Satellite C670-15F
Intel HD Graphics 3000 v9.17.10.2843 (29/11/12)
Laptop

Link:
Computer: http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/jsp/supportMyProduct.do?service=EU&ID=smp-product-results&userAction=SMP_RESULTS_PAGE&partNumber=PSC 3UE-016005BT&USER_ACTION=Auto-detect
Intel https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=fra&ProductFamily=Interface s+graphiques&ProductLine=Contr%C3%B4leurs+graphiqu es+pour+PC+portables&ProductProduct=Processeurs+In tel%C2%AE+Core%E2%84%A2+de+2e+g%C3%A9n%C3%A9ration +avec+graphiques+HD+Intel%C2%AE+3000%2f2000

I wanted to update my display card (Intel HD Graphics 3000), then i went on Intel for the update and he told me that "A customized computer manufacturer driver is installed on your computer. The Intel Driver Update Utility is not able to update the driver. Installing a generic Intel driver instead of the customized computer manufacturer driver may cause technical issues.
Contact your computer manufacturer for the latest driver for your computer" .

After, i went on Toshiba Drivers and search the driver, but the version of my display card was equal than your driver, since 4 years that there is not update and the latest update of Intel HD Graphics 3000 is 15.28.22.64.3517 (10/04/2014)
Why Toshiba did so not updated the graphics card?

Answer:Display driver update for Satellite C670

Drivers update for mobile machines is pretty limited and it is big difference between mobile machines and desktops.
Due to specific design and cooling system that machine has GPU must be ?under control?. With new driver GPU can offer more performance but result is more heat that can be dangerous for notebook?s hardware.

This is the reason why notebook manufacturers don't offer such updates and offer just adapted display drivers. If you try to download driver from GPU manufacturer directly there is always a indication to use driver from notebook manufacturer?s support page.

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Hi, I have a problem with updating firmware. When I try it says "The Firmware is not compatible with the selected driver"

And another problem is, that my dvd driver does not run DVD-R, and runs DvD+R very slow and big trouble, it must try several time to succeed in.



Please help me.

Answer:Firmware update not compatible with selected drive - Satellite A300D

Hi

Maybe you should tell us what CD/DVD drive you have and where you have downloaded the firmware update.
In my opinion firmware update is normally not necessary.

Have you already tried to remove the upper and lower filters in registry? This does often solve problems with ODD.

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I have put a I7-2720 into my C670 and everything is working well. I had to use external cooling fans to keep the temp down but Ihad planned for that.

I'm just wondering if I should update my bios from the standard 1.40 that's recommended so that I can fully use all the features of a I7 qm CPU.

Thanks for any help

Answer:Re: Satellite C670 upgraded to I7-2720qm, BIOS update?

Hello

As far as I know Toshiba doesn?t support BIOS update and BIOS update has nothing to do with your update. BIOS update is designed to fix some issues or offer some additional options but it has nothing to do with CPU upgrade.

I hope everything will be OK with your notebook in the future. Be careful how do you use it. I presume that you know that after CPU upgrade every hardware failure and repair you must pay on your own.

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I have a Toshiba Notebook with following internal DVD-RW drive: "TS L632D T004 Toshiba".

The problem is, this drive doesen't burn DVD+r DL without failures.
I made quite much attempts with 10 DL DVDs und five different burning suites, without success.
So I guess to fix this failure with a firmware update.

Can somebody tell me where I can get this update?

thanks :)

Best Regards,

Answer:Satellite X - Where to get firmware update?

Hi buddy,

Why should this issue related to the firmware?

In my opinion you should try removing the upper and lower filters in registry. Just follow this article:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

And firmware updates you can get from the Toshiba website.

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i tried to update firmware for my dvd-rw drive on M40-101 notebook, but when i'm starting the programm it's writing only "the target drive is not connected". what to do with that? maybe the problem is cause firmware is for dvd-rw drive Matsu****a UJ-831, but the model actually is UJ-830B ?

Message was edited by: ruselok

Answer:Satellite M40-101 can't update firmware

Hello Ruselok

Where did you find this firmware update? Is this firmware update given by Toshiba?

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Hi,

Toshiba Tempro (version v.2.3) informs me that a firmware update is available. It directs me to
http://nl.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_driver_details.jsp?ID=62091&OSID=-1&driverLanguage=42&SOURCE=TEMPO&LNG=3

The Satellite A200 (which I own) is mentioned in the supported products. When I download and extract the file (frmwre-20080422163939.zip), and then try to open TS-L632H_TO02.exe, an error message appears:
"This Firmware is not compatible with the selected drive.
Contact your system manufacturer for information on firmware updates available for this drive."

Is the tempro message faulty, has the wrong file been made available on your download server, or is it perhaps something I do wrong?

Answer:Satellite A200 - Firmware update not possible

Hey,

What CD/DVD drive you have? Maybe it?s not compatible, this could be possible, yes.

But if your drive runs properly you can forget this update. I would only make a firmware update if it?s necessary.

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Hi everyone,
I just received from Tempro the advice that there is a new driver for my dvd unit,
this is the link to download it.

Point is the description says 'it provides you the capability to play back Blu-ray discs' and this would be great but I've got a Satellite L755-1DW mounting only a dvd unit and not bluray one so I don't think this is possible, isn't it?

I've tried installing it but after extracting the software autokills itself without even displaying an error message.

Help?

Thanks,
best regards,
Beatrice.

Answer:Firmware update for Satellite L755

No, this is not possible so, generally speaking this firmware update is not necessary.
I hope your optical disc drive works properly.

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Hello.

I have an A200-1AE (PSAECE) and I want to update my firmware.

I can't remember how and when, but I uninstalled the Toshiba Disc Creator program which is needed for the update. So I can't find which of the two versions (TO02 or TO03) I should install.

Can you give me some help? Either telling me where to find the Toshiba Disc Creator program or if I could use something else to identify the firmware I should install.

I am really confused

Answer:Update firmware on Satellite A200-1AE

Hi

Why you need the Toshiba Disc Creator for firmware update?
And why you want to update the CD/DVD drives firmware?

The TO02 firmware is designed for the TS-L632 CD/DVD drive and the TO03 firmware is designed for the TS-L632H.

Do you have one of these CD/DVD drives?

If not, then you cannot use these firmware updates!

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It has come to my attention that my laptop will not install current firmware updates.
I have tried all the firmware updates on the Toshiba support website and on support websites for other countries but still no luck.

My laptop is a Satellite Pro A300 series PSAG9E and when I try and install a firmware updates a box appears telling me it is not compatible with my system.
I have checked the version as suggested by the pdf file and I know that it is the base version before update and I am pretty sure I?m installing it the correct way.
So I don?t know what is going wrong.

Does anyone else has this problem or knows of something that might resolve this problem?? Because i m at a complete loss.

Thank you

Answer:Satellite Pro A300 PSAG9E - Cannot update the firmware

Hi

The Toshiba European driver page provides three firmware updates;

_Update for TS-L632 drive_
+Changes were made to correct the following:+
+Unable to burn songs from iTunes to certain CD media. iTunes error "The attempt to burn a disc fialied. An unknown error occurred (2131)" is displayed.+

_Update for TS-L632P drive TO02_
+This firmware solves some problems of the optical disc drive.+

_Update for TS-L632H drive TO03_
+This firmware solves some problems of the optical disc drive.+

Do you have an TS-L632P or TS-L632H drive?
No? Then you cannot update the firmware.

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Hi,
i own a toshiba satellite a40-231.it won't boot anymore because i have flashed it's dvd-rw drive(sdr-6112) with the wrong firmware and i also made a big mistake making a non-bootable active dos partition,trying to flash the correct firmware.So, my question is: can i boot from usb flash disk?i believe it's the only option i have left, if not network boot.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Satellite A40-231 won't boot after wrong firmware update

Hi

As far as I know it?s not possible to boot from any other devices as from USB FDD / HDD / CD-ROM / LAN

You could boot from network but if you want to install the OS via LAN you will need an RIS server. But it?s not very easy to do it without any additional experience. So I think this option is nothing for you.

It seems the drive is dead or malfunctions and therefore the best idea is to replace the device drive. I know, it?s hard to hear that but I don?t see any other solution

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Hi! I have A200-23U (TSSPcorp CDDVDW TS-L632H). I update firmare first to TO02, then to TO03. None errors was shown. After reboot my device is locked (doesn't open/eject by button or by any software) and ImgBurn (for example) can't find any writers. In system devices now it's shown as:
IDE\CDROMTSSTCORP_CDDVDW_TS-L632H________________*BOOT*____\5&1AC5D6C0&0&0.0.0 (I think there must be *TO03* but no *BOOT*)

What's wrong and how can i fix it?

PS Sorry for my bad english .)

Answer:Satellite A200-23U - DVD-ROM problem after firmware update

You can try either to reflash the drive down to T02 OR you send the machine to an authorized service provider and they are fixing this problem.

Could you firstly check if the downgrade works?

Greets

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Hi all,

I got a Problem:

My Satellite M40-265 has built-in Mat****a DVD-RAM UJ-841S drive.
It should actually be capable of burning DVD-R 8x.
But it does only burn 2x atm.

I already changed the disc manufacturer 3 times.
And the discs can be burned 16x at 2 other pcs...

This is really annoying because i spend a lot of time, burning 1 single dvd...
I need a Firmware Update.
But the only Update i can find, is actually for VAIO Notebooks ...it doesnt work.
Can you please help me?

Thank you!

Best regards,
Henning

Answer:Firmware Update needed for DVD-RAM Mat****a UJ-841S in Satellite M40-265

Hi,

the problem is, the mat****a drives are a little bit complicated regarding FW update and burning speeds.

Did you already tried Verbatim and TDK?? Mat****a drives want to be feeded with really expensive discs which has nothing to do with toshiba, rather (and unfortunately) something with the manufacturer of that drive. :(

You can do the following:

Try at first these sites:

DVD-RAM driver for your drive
http://www.bhacorp.com/download/utilities/dvdram.html

Firmwareupdate for your drive
http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?download_id=2244

But I recommend you using BETTER discs for burning. So I resolved my speed issues with an mat****a drive.

Greets

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Hello! I have looking for newer firmware in this forum and i have not find anything...I have x200 25d model with this model of burner but i can?t truncate any dvd dl with imgburn software. the same model in acer laptop witn 1.61 firmware can truncate the dvd dl.

Is there any firmware update for my model? Thanks a lot!!

Answer:Satellite X200-25D: looking for Mat****a uj850s firmware 1.90 update

Hi

Found some firmware updates for this notebook model on the Toshiba European driver page but the firmware updates are released for TS-L632 or TS-L632P ODD drives.

Mat****a uj850s firmware update does not seem to be available.

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Hello,

My laptop is a Satellite PRO P100-383 with a DVD writer MAT****A UJ-850S.

The actual firmware of my DVD writer MAT****A UJ-850S is 1.10 and i can't write some DVD-R because they are not recognized as a DVD-R but as a CD-R. I think it's just the DVD-writer's firmware which is too much old.
Is there a way to update that firmware with a new one please ? because i've found anything in the download section for my laptop. Just drivers and motherboard BIOS, but nothing about the MAT****A UJ-850S firmware update.

Thank you very much for your reply.

Friendly.

Philip.

Answer:Satellite PRO P100-383 DVD UJ-850S Firmware update

Hi Philip

In my opinion you should not change anything but use high quality DVD-R medias like TDK or Verbatim.
Maybe you use ?some? cheap and no-name empty medias.

Have you tested it using well known brands?

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Sorry about posting here, but Toshibar does not offer any contact email address
I use a Satellite M30X-122 with an optical drive UJ-820S.

Nero does not regognize my empty verbatim 16x DVD disks. When I put an empty disk in for burning a backup, it does not regognize them.

Verbatim recommends a firmware update for the optical drive. But I can find nothing on toshiba's support pages.

Any idea?

Cheers
Rudi

Answer:Satellite M30X-122: UJ-820S Firmware update?

Hi

First of all you should try different CD/DVDs. It?s possible that the drive doesn?t recognize several medias. About the firmware, well I have found a firmware update in the Satellite M30x notebook driver download area.

Check this:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/download_drivers_bios.jsp?service=EU

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I have just tried to run this update sent through Tempo and I get an error message to say that the firmware update is not compatible with the selected drive. Contact Manufacturer for information on firmware updates.

What am I doing wrong?

My Laptop model is A210 Satillite.
Below is the update information on my tempo alert.

FTP-URL frmwre-20080422163939.zip

Date last modified 06/30/08
Subtype TS-L632
Version TO02

Answer:Satellite A210 - Firmware update not compatible

Are 100% sure that your A210 Satellite was equipped with the TS-L632 drive??

From my knowledge the error message like mentioned in your posting appears only if an firmware is not compatible with the CD/DVD drive!

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Hi,

I'm looking at the original Firmware for my DVD-Rom as it stopped playing DVD-R after I tried to make the drive region free. I still can play CD's and original DVD's but not DVD-R's.

With the firmware I 've found on the drivers page of toshiba FW Update Tool.exe it says Firmware already updated.
Is there an original Firmware for the Series A30?

Answer:Satellite A30: Need a new firmware for DVD drive

Hi

I assume you have tried to install 3rd application on your drive to make it region free? Am I right?
Well, it seems that this software is responsible for the problem.
I assume that this unit was delivered with SD-R2412 drive but I?m not 100% sure.

You can check this page:
http://www.toshiba-europe.com/STORAGE/pft.asp?page=PFT&nav=RSC_ARC&model=SDR2412&spr_mod eltype=COMBOSL&spr_model=SDR2412

There you should find the firmware update at the right side

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Hi
I've got a Toshiba Satellite Pro A10 which has been flashed with the wrong firmware (i dont know which one as i didnt do it).

I've tried flashing it with the correct firmware (1315) but get the message for the Primary Master and Slave as 'Not ATAPI Device' and 'Drive Not Connected'.

NB: On boot up, even with the DVD ROM removed, I still get the IDE#1 Error.

Would updating the bios to the latest version help or are there any options open to me to resolve this issue other than resorting to the pin 47 & 45 connection? Would this even solve it?

Thanks in advance for any advice you can give.

Best regards
Angus

Answer:SD-C2612 IDE#1 Error after wrong firmware update - Satellite Pro A10

> I've got a Toshiba Satellite Pro A10 which has been flashed with the wrong firmware (i dont know which one as i didnt do it).

Lol :D I don?t wonder that you get the IDE#1 Error message.
As you said by yourself you have flashed the drive with the wrong firmware. This has damaged the drives master/slave/c-sel settings and therefore the BIOS doesn?t recognize the CD/DVD drive. But I ask myself why someone flashes the drive with a wrong firmware ?:| It's always known that a wrong firmware can damage the CD/DVD drive... and mostly it's not necessary to update the firmware.

> Would updating the bios to the latest version help
The BISO update will not help you because you?ve got already right BIOS and it?s NOT a BIOS issue but the wrong and not compatible firmware is stored.

> or are there any options open to me to resolve this issue other than resorting to the pin 47 & 45 connection? Would this even solve it?
I don?t know if this helps? but I know that this is not advisable because this can damage the CD/DVD drives hardware?

I would recommend contacting the ASP in your country? maybe the guys could bring the CD/DVD drive back to life. Let?s hope?

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Hi,

I have a Toshiba A200 with the TS-L802A HD-DVD drive in it.
Tried to burn a dvd but would not recognize the media, so updated the firmware.

Update successful but now after rebooting the drive is not recognized, in bios it says no optical drive and no sign of it anywhere in VIsta

Any ideas on how to recover from a possible bad firmware update?


Thanks :)

Answer:Satellite A200 HD-DVD - TS-L802A - Not detected after firmware update

> Update successful but now after rebooting the drive is not recognized, in bios it says no optical drive and no sign of it anywhere in Vista.

Do you mean the BIOS does not recognize the CD/DVD drive?
Hmm? this means that the firmware changed the master/slave/c-sel settings and no the BIOS cannot recognize the ODD.
Possibly you have used a wrong firmware?

Unfortunately, you cannot set the ODD to the early firmware if you don?t have this firmware.

On the Toshiba European driver page I could find a firmware but only for a TS-L632, TS-L632P and TS-L632H drives?.

Maybe an ASP technician could help you.... it's worth a try to get in contact with an ASP technician

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Hi,

I recently received a nice new Satellite Pro A300D from my work, and was just doing my typical thing of going through updating everything possible. However, when attempting to update the DVD drive firmware stated for my particular model (PSAK9E-00C003EN) i realized that the firmware it was suggesting was wrong. After looking about on my pc, i discovered my drive is Pioneer DVD-RW DVRTD08A (1.50), but i can't seem to find any information anywhere on the net regarding firmware updates (or the existence of this drive at all!). Could anyone point me in the direction of some info, and newer firmware if it exists?

Thanks for any info anyone has!

Willybob

Answer:Re: Satellite Pro A300D - DVD Drive Firmware?

What brand/model DVD drive is that firmware for?

If your DVD drive is a different brand/model to the Firmware available, just ignore it.

If one model of DVD drive has a problem, it doesn't mean other brands/models have the same problem.

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Hi,

I tried tp upgrade the firmware of my HD-DVD drive (SD L802B) with the new TO35 firmware, but it is not possible. The upgrade button of that Winvup is not selectable. I had the same problem with an older firmware, but i just thought this was because the firmware was up to date ( notebook is 1 month old).

Winvup displays my drive as "TOSHIBA DVDW/HD SD-L802B TO01 (10/26/07)". The discription of To35 says, it needs a version of TO33 or T034, is that the problem?

I got this firmware update form [Link to firmware|http://de.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/download_drivers_bios.jsp?service=DE&mode=allMachi nes&action=search&teddProduct=737]
so it should be the right one.


So what can i do to upgrade my drive? Currently watching a HD DVD is not possible :(


Thx,
Holger

Answer:Satellite Pro A200 (PSAE7): unable to update firmware under Vista

It?s not possible to update the firmware on your SD-L802B drive because the firmware released on the Toshiba page was deigned for the TS-L802A drive.
Don't mix these both drives! It's not the same!

I found this website about SD-L802B Super-Multi DVD Writer
http://www.storage.toshiba.eu/index.php?id=3&pid=221

But according to this page the firmware is not available for this driver ( at this time ?:| )

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Hi!
Is this possible to get the firmware update for Intel Pro 1000 PL LAN card with Deep Smart Power Down feature disabled? I've got some problems running freebsd and some people suggest that this feature is the problem.
Cheers,
Mik

Answer:Satellite P100: Intel Pro 1000 PL LAN card -- firmware update

Hi

Sorry but I think I don?t understand you right.
Do you search for a LAN card firmware upgrade or did you mean the LAN card drivers?
In my knowledge there are only LAN card drivers and I have never heard about any firmware updates apart from on the CD/DVD drive.

Anyway, on the Toshiba page you will find different LAN drivers for different LAN cards. It depends on the model you have.
There are 3 different P100 models therefore you should select the right one.

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I updated my Satellite P75-A7200 BIOS to version 1.40



The changelog says:
Updated: Intel ME firmware to ME9.0_1.5M_9.0.20.1447 for Windows 8.1



After flashing successfully, I checked the Intel ME firmware version using Intel's MEINFO. It shows the ME firmware version as 9.0.2.1345, which is the same version as before.



Why is it not upgrading the ME firmware. Is anyone here experiencing this problem?

Answer:Satellite P75-A7200: No change of Intel ME firmware after BIOS update

Hi

As I can see you have an US notebook model so try to post your question on US Toshiba forum. I presume you will have better chance to get some answer there.

Toshiba US support Forum

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Hello
First I should say hello to all on forum.
I am having difficulty loading xp on to my Satellite C670. I have tried to find drivers for the sata, no luck, so I can F6 as I load xp, also gone into bios and set to compatibility. No luck at all yet.
Does anyone know the correct drivers I need and also how to do it.
Thanks
thyristor44

Answer:How to load XP on a Satellite C670?

Hello

Which C670 do you have exactly?
Toshiba offers 10 different models (different part number).

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Hi.
My satellite c670 has an i3-2310M as you can see here :
http://www.toshiba.co.il/en/disconti...lite-c670-145/

My question is : I would like to knox if I can upgrade it, which CPU are compatible?
On this list there are lot of CPU with the same socket, but I know that it depends of the motherboard too :
http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/CPUs/Inte...10M_(PGA).html

So, wich CPU are compatible with my laptop?

Thank you.

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Hi all,

My Satellite notebook (C670-12x) does not recognize any hard drives (bios startup). I tried with several hard drives. I was wondering if a Bios update would help? Is there a Flash Bios update for CD boot?

I allready tried to convert the Bios driver to an image/bootable CD, but that didn't work.

Thanks in advance,
Gunther

Answer:Satellite C670-12x does not recognize any HDD

I don?t think BIOS update will help. Try to set BIOS to default settings and check it again. If the same happen again it can be that HDD controller is defective.

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I've been having this laptop for long time and i decided to power it up a bit and buy new pair of RAM memorry. I checked the motherboard model and swa it requires DD3L 800 or 1066 Hz ram memmory up to 8 gb. Therefore i bought 1066 hz 2x4 GB DD3 memmory asumming it is compatible. However i noticed it doesnt work on windows 64 bit while it works on windows 10 32 bit operating system... The 64x os just wont boot and goes into boot loop.

Is it possible that the memory isnt compatible? Can you suggest me some solutions?

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Hi all,

I have a C670-19K for a while now
http://www.toshiba-greece.com/suppor...oduct/laptops/ ( Greek web site for info about the laptop )

Have upgrade it a bit : 8gb ram and new ssd things are running little bit faster now, bought a cooling pad 17 inch ( 2x160mm fans spin at 1000rpm ) that doesn't do much work on Toshiba armor, have clean and change the thermal paste over time at CPU and GPU, have clean as well the fan + the thermal metal body part , battery have died over time haven't replace that !

I recently made a format ( yesterday ) and today decide to have a further look in my gaming section to see if everything is alright, i have a application to counts the temperature to make sure i`m running good without issues when gaming or multitasking
Before the format i have seen numbers up to 99c with out making the laptop BBQ, but for safety reasons it was turning off which fine for me
After format when it reach 84~85c computer is turning off for safety reasons !!

Am i missing a specific driver that i didn't add ? And which is that ? Can u provide a link for this ?

Did have a look at the web
Bios doesn't have adjustment for temperature
Have formatted the laptop sometime ago and it worked fine afterwards
Have installed the drivers from Toshiba web-site in order to run the laptop

Thanks for your time !!

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My laptop has died - the motherboard no longer works - and I have advertised it for sale for parts/spares.

I have been offered ?30 for it.

Is this a good deal? Should I accept?

Any thoughts would be good.

Thanks.

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Hi,

I would like to update the firmware of my DVD RW. It is TO01 and I would like update to TO03.
It is TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L632H (TO01).

I downloaded the .zip from the Toshiba site and extracted it. I executed TSL632H_TO03.exe
and there appeared a file autorun.bin in the same directory.

What to do with that .bin file? When I doubleclick it, a dialog appears to specify the program
for execution of .bin files. Why is that? I don't have any program for .bin files. The contained
PDF file of the firmware doesn't say anything special about updating the firmware, just to
execute the .exe.

I'm running the Vista Home Premium 32-bit operating system which came with the notebook.

Regards,
Nebojsa

Answer:Satellite A210-15Y - How can I upgrade the firmware of the DVD drive?

Hi!

I think there is something wrong with the file that you have downloaded.

I have checked the Toshiba European driver download page for Satellite A210 and I can find the firmware update TO03. I have downloaded the zip-file and in this zip-file is a readme file and another zip-file that contains a exe-file that you must only start.

Maybe you should download the file again. I can’t find a .bat file in the archive. ?:|

Bye

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Is it possible to get old firmware (ver 1.50) or newer one for the drive DVRTD08A?

Unfortunately I flashed this drive with wrong firmware ver 1.54 for DVRTD08L with label flash function. My drive does not have that function.
Will this firmware affect drive functionality?

Answer:Satellite A300D-158 DVD drive firmware downgrade

Hi!

I?m not sure if the wrong firmware affects the drive functionality but in your case I would test it. Try to read different CD?s/DVD?s and create your own CD?s/DVD?s.
Then you will see if your drive is faulty or not but I think a wrong firmware will improve the functionality.

It?s not known to me to get an older firmware. For this you must go to an local ASP and ask an technician for help.

Bye

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Is it possible to get old firmware (ver 1.50) or newer one for the drive DVRTD08A?

Unfortunately I flashed this drive with wrong firmware ver 1.54 for DVRTD08L with label flash function.

My drive does not have that function. Will this firmware affect drive functionality?

Answer:Satellite Pro A300D: Can I get old DVD drive firmware for downgrade

Hi

Unfortunately, you can download only the firmware updates which are available on the Toshiba European driver page.
If your favorite firmware update is available then you would be able to downgrade it.
If there is no firmware then you cannot change it :(

> Will this firmware affect drive functionality?
This is not easy to say? in many cases you can still use the CD/DVD drive and will not notice any changes but sometimes such wrong firmware can damage the drive and can make it unusable.

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Hi

I get the following errors when trying to update firmware for Disc Creator i am using Windows VIsta Home Premium,

Unexpected error occurred.
Error Code: 32007C-26-00000015

Followed by:
Error Code: 320129-26-00000015 - then application crashes.

Any solutions to this
Thanks

Answer:Satellite Pro A200 (PSAE4E) Disc Creator error while firmware update

Firmware updates are just for hardware pieces, and in that case the ODD. You mean a software update for Disc Creator, right?

How do you perform the update for this software and is the program working besides the update issue?
One thing you can try right now is, log on to your computer with an account, which has admin rights.

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i have been trying to update the driver/firmware for my pioneer dvd writer, and im having a problem running the software. the drive is the Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-108 and im trying to install the firmware version 1.20 i think its called(filename: DVR108_FW120B.EXE). i follow the vague instructions from pioneeraus.com.au and run the .exe file. and it comes up with a command promp window and i get a dialogue box pop up in front of that titled "UPGDVD" and it says "available target is not found".

i also tried to update the driver through device manager but there is no .inf file that i can find on the net so im pretty sure thats a no go.

if anyone knows a way around this problem or if there is another way to update my driver i would be very greatful if you could help.

im running xp with a P4 3gig CPU with 1gig ram and a 80gig HDD.
cheers
 

Answer:DVD R/RW Drive Firmware update help

First of all a firmaware update is not a "driver". all optical drives use the windows native drivers and only MS updates that. I have never seen a firmware update as you describe open a command prompt window. if Pioneer actually uses this method then you will probably have to set the command prompt to the location of your drive. ie; type the locaion ( drive letter of the drive you are updating) if your pioneer is the D drive then you would type D:\ and then press enter
 

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Hello,

I own two LG dvd burning drives:

- GSA-4167B [Model]

- GSA-H10N [Model]


I bought both of these in canada as OEM products at a computer store. I don't know anything about firmware or how to use it, all I know is it updates hardware to work better... I think I'm correct but not sure. Well if hardware has updates it must be for the better no? So therefore I would like to update the firmware on both of these dvd burning drives. I have no idea where to get firmware updates for these two drives and I am scared because I have never done a firmware update before. I heard you can damage your hardware by updating firmware, or something along those lines.

I've been looking long and hard for firmware updates for these two drives on the LG site and Google. I've found nothing on the LG site, and Google only gives me urls to sites I would don't trust since they are not the manufacturers site.


Questions:

1. Can someone tell me what firmware/updates is for when used on hardware?

2. Can you please let me know the dangers of installing firmware or the wrong one?

3. Can someone please help me find the firmware updates for my two LG dvd drives? [Or let me know if I even need them, since I have no clue what firmware version I currently have]



- Thank You



P.s.
The reason I want to do this is to have my two drives up to date, and also have the best burns. [If that is what firmware updates do...]
 

Answer:Dvd Drive Firmware Update

1)Firmware updates usually add functionality (media recongnition, etc..)or fix a bug.

2) You ca brick your CD-Rom - as in useless device

Use http://www.nero.com/nero7/enu/Info_Tool.html to find out your current firmware then:

http://drivers.softpedia.com/progDownload/LG-GSAHN-JL-Download-16493.html
&
http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/FIRMWARE/LG/LG-GSA-4167B.shtml
 

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Hello,

First time on any forum.

How can I reset my C670-15F 17" Laptop to the `Out of box` state (Factory settings) ?
I have been told to use the F8 key but this only turned off the Wireless Adaptor!

I have already backed up my photos and documents.

Is there anything else I should do or problems to watch out for?

Please couch any responses in easy language as I am by no means completely computer literate.

Many thanks,
David

Answer:How can I reset Satellite C670-15F to "out of box" state

Check please [How to recover a Toshiba notebook with the HDD recovery procedure|http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD1303440001R02.htm]
There is detailed description how to do this.

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i have Satellite C670-17G
i have found preinstalled on my laptop the face recognition.i wonna youse it.
i think i have updated the drivers...
i have try the link.but it wont help me.

Answer:Satellite C670-17G - cannot use face recognition

Do you use your notebook with original preinstalled OS (WIN7 64BIT HOME PREMIUM)?
Sorry but I don?t understand why you cannot use it.

Can you start this application or not? What is the problem?
Is webcam recognized and installed properly in device manager?

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I have Laptop: *SATELLITE C670-17M*
My processor: *Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B950 @ 2.10GHz, 2100 MHz*
My Chipset is: *Mobile Intel? HM65 Express Chipset*

So, If you look http://ark.intel.com/products/52808/Intel-BD82HM65-PCH and click *Compatible products* http://prntscr.com/27avin you can see all compatible processors that you can use with this chipset right?

My question is, Can I upgrade my current processor with all of processors on that list? http://prntscr.com/27awsp

Thanke you,

Rok

Answer:Processor Upgrade on Satellite C670-17M

> My question is, Can I upgrade my current processor with all of processors on that list?

Probably yes.
But fact is that nobody would be able to answer this question since such CPU upgrade isn?t officially supported. This means that notebook manufacturers don?t provide any information regarding such upgrade and compatibility.

You can try such upgrade at your own hand and hope that BIOS would be able to handle such new CPU.

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I bought my laptop one month ago. And now I have problems.
1.) Some days ago he didn't charge. (Battery not found).... after two hours it was OK.
2.) Now, when he is plug in it's Fully charged (100%), when I unplug cable - 98%.
3.) Time after time i see *"blue screen"*, troubles with RAM. I know that it's not good.

Maybe somebody can help?

Answer:Issues on Satellite C670/670D

Hello

1) Does it happen again and again?

2) This is, in my opinion, nothing that you should be worried about.

3) You are right, that?s not good. I don?t know what happen exactly but what you can do is to install recovery image again and test functionality with ?factory settings? again. If the same happen again and again I recommend you to contact Toshiba service and ask for help.

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Repost of question with link to problem, not mine but same noise.
Question is this normal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dFN1kbDKXQ

thanks for replies

des

Answer:Loud HDD noise on Satellite C670

It sounds really bad. In my opinion you should contact nearest Toshiba service provider and ask for help. They can check it and, if necessary, exchange the HDD.

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Satelilite c670 - 188 WOW shutdown after 20 - 30 minutes game.
my notebook shutdown cpu temperature 86-90 degrees.

I used to play normally. Now your computer is overheating!
the laptop is on the stands with fans!!!

Answer:Satellite C670-188 shut down playing WOW

Hi

It seems high temperature causes this unexpected shut down.
Did you use the notebook on the table?
There should be enough free space to keep the air circulating.

Furthermore you should check if the cooling fans are not clogged by dust or debris.
This might affect the air circulation too? I clean my fans from time to time and this keeps the temperature low.

What graphic card driver do you use?
You should use the Toshiba one because such driver is modified for mobile usage? the other drivers don?t support an GPU overheating protection and this might cause such unexpected shutdowns.

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Good morning,
I have a problem with two Satellite C670 laptops. Neither of them will not be charged, it only works when plugged into the mains.

Answer:Satellite C670 won't charge the battery

What happen when you start notebook without battery and put the battery in place when Windows OS is fully loaded?

Is battery recognized properly?
Is battery LED on?

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Another example of customer support! My kid bought one of these but we cannot fathom out how to insert the @ into text, despite the more or less useless User Guide and searching the internet, my kid has a Toshiba with which she cannot send an email!

Or are we just stupid, after 9 hours of trying we certainly feel stupid?

Answer:Satellite C670 - Cannot find @ sign

Hi buddy,

This has nothing to do with customer support.

I think you have set the wrong keyboard language. If you press Shift + i you should get the @ sign?

Important is that you change the language from EN (US) to EN (UK). You can do this if you navigate to control panel > clock, language and regional > regional and language options. Go to keyboards and languages tab and then click change keyboards. Click Add and select the keyboard layout you would like to add.

Or just watch this Youtube video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G015Lna65hs

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Does the Satellite C670 14P have a line in option through the mic/headphone sockets.

The problem is am trying to record a dj mix using a recording program but each time a recording is done it sounds like it is being recorded through the laptop speakers and not through the soundcard. I have my mixer plugged into the laptop using a phono to 2.5 jack lead I have both the mic and the headphone sockets but either make any difference to the sound.

Can someone please help me.

Answer:Help Needed Recording A Dj Mix On Satellite C670

I don?t know what do you mean with line-in on mic socket. Fact is that you can connect headset or mic on this jack and use it for conversation on Skype or any other similar messenger. You can also use it for voice recording using Windows sound recorder and it works perfectly.

I don?t know what are you doing exactly and from which device you want to transfer this mix so it is not easy to help.
Can you please post more info what are you doing exactly? Can you connect this device using USB port?

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Hello,


Since I upgraded to Windows 10 in my TOSHIBA SATELLITE C670-14W my graphic card (Intel HD 3000) don't work propely on Video Editing Softwares and Games. I contacted the Intel Support and they rudely answered that they will not release any new drivers for my Graphic Card for Windows 10 and that I have to buy a new graphic card or roll back to Windows 7 (but the month is gone). They said that for help on which graphic card I should choose compatible with Windows 10, I need to contact my OEM support but as my pc is discountinued I can't ask the support; so I ask you: the community. What new Graphic card (compatible with Windows 10) should I choose compatible for my PC to have a similar/improved gaming/software performances ?


The DxDiag.txt file (attachment) has all my PC setting.



Thank you for your help.

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I have a TOSHIBA SATELLITE C670-10P and the motherboard has died.

I have put it on eBay to sell as not working/for spares & parts. I have been offered ?30 plus postage.

Is this a good offer? Should I accept? I don't know how much I could expect to get.

Please let me know asap!

Thanks.

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A few months agi i recieved 2 Toshiba's Satelite C670-12P with cracked screens.
so after finally recieving new screens and everything working fine 1 of the laptops
is locked with a password at the startup, Now normally this wouldnt matter
becouse a simple cmos reset isnt that much work but after noticing this did not
do the job as supposed i arrived at the next step shorting the jumpers (wich btw
dissapeared from the motherbord) so after disassembling the entire thing for a good
clean. Still couldnt find nothing..., now a bit later and alot of research later i learned
that the only way to get what i want (the laptop in a out of the box state) is to magicly
clear the password what is stored on 1 of the chips wich does not require a cmos battery anymore
so my question is what to do now becouse symp[tons are very very nasty

Can not boot to windows
Cant boot from cd/usb
Cant acces bios

So if anyone still has got some ideas left, please let mek now becouse im getting desperate.

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Hello Support,

Quite recently I have noticed that the clock / time (displayed in the system tray) of my Satellite C670-12P is going crazy, typically slowing down a bit, but sometimes jumping backwards in time by one hour or even more ! The biggest leap was more than 3 hours backwards... As you can imagine the OS (Windows 7 Home Premium) doesn't like that much and I've had to suffer possibly related hangs.

After some googling it seems that it might be related to an aging CMOS battery (which i've never replaced indeed). After some more youtubing I have learned how to unmount the keyboard under which the CMOS battery would probably be located (as seen on the similar Satellite C series' video). To my greatest surprise, however, unmounting the keyboard of the laptop only revealed a "hole" in the plastic board with some connector, but not the expected CMOS battery -- see attached picture I took and red circle where I was expecting it.

Am I going down the wrong path here ? How can I make sure that it is a weak CMOS battery the root cause of the clock / time going crazy ?
Once that's proven, where is it actually located in the C670-12P and can I easily replace it ? I've seen that sometimes its soldered on the motherboard!

Thanks in advance for your advice and assistance !

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Hello,

So sorry I'm french so excuse me for my english.

I have a tremendous problem.. Last week I installed Windows 10 on my computer (my PC said "clic here to install). I've done it and ta the end A big bleu screen appeared and said "program should stop now in order to don't crash your computer" ...
So now my computer boots and reboots all long day... I see the beginning "Toshiba" and after it is a dark screen. I tried to reinstall Windows 7 but the computer says that my HDD is reserved to toshiba (why?) my second and my third partition too! So no system, no Windows, no data. I tried to launch Windows 10 in a "bootable" USB flash memory, it works, my computer says "clic here to reboot" and when it reboots in the screen i can read " Windows meets a problem of communication with a "p?riph?rique" connexion belong to your computer" thanks Windows !!!! :-(
I made a HDD recovery CD lats year, i tried it. The CD works perfectly and when my computer reboots it looks like nothing happened! My computer boots and reboots ... !!

My pc is a satellite c670 18F ..; if someone has any solution, i will try.. Thank you..

manon

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Hello,

If I start up my toshiba satellite c670-13q laptop, I get an black screen.
It just starts up in a normal way, but after it started up it shows a black screen. I still hear the windows sound by starting up and later also the sound of Skype if it started up.
I got alot of important stuff on my laptop so please help me fixing this.

Thank you.

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I'm confused. On one part of the Toshiba site it says my laptop is supported for upgrade but somewhere else, it isn't listed.

Can anyone tell me if I can upgrade safely and what, if any, Toshiba drivers will I need to reload. I'm not very technically minded so hope you can answer this without too much tech-speak. LOL

Answer:Satellite Pro C670 upgrade to Win 8 question

Check please Toshiba Win8 support page on http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/generic/windows8-message and Toshiba Compatibility Matrix.
Is your notebook listed there?

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I flashed the wrong firmware model of my CDW/DVD optical drive and now the drive is not being recognized by WinXP. It simply vanished...
I would like to re-flash the correct original firmware for this drive.
The drive is a TSST model TS-L462C TO10.
Can anybody help me locate the original firmware for this drive model?
I know the firmware are very model specific and are not interchangeable.
I searched all Toshiba/Samsung sites to no avail.

Tks in advance for any help...

Answer:Satellite A105-S1013: Need CDW/DVD drive original firmware?

Hi,

Search the drivers of the site: http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=160369,
find you of this site not the drivers -
search under www.Google.de to TS-L462C TO10.

By

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My Toshiba Satellite A60 has a DVD writer SD-R6112 with Firmware = 1530 is not able to detect most of the disks. I mean it is not able to detect most of the disks which it used to play or run however it runs the Cds provided with the laptops e.g. installation and tools and utilities cds.

Recently I have updated win xp to SP2 and I think this problem is arised because of this (but not sure)....I have tried to reinstall the driver and also tried latest firmware upgrade but it says it doesn't require.

Anybody can please suggest me the solution. I really tried all but it doesn't work.

Answer:Satellite A60: SD-R6112 drive firmware is not able to detect most disks

Hi

The fact is that the every drive doesn?t work with ALL CDs or DVDs.
Sometimes the newest firmware update could solve such issues but you will not get a 100% guaranty that it will work.
I have tested many medias and now I have decided to use the TDKs CDs and DVDs.
I?m satisfied because now I have problems with this medias.

The only solution is to test the medias.

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I bought my P200-17C, 3 months ago. I have attempted to update my Firmware to the apparent latest (TO35).
However I can't because I do not have either TO33/TO34 installed. Having checked my FW version is TO04!!!! ????

How do I get the previous versions so I can update to the current version. I find it very odd that current versions do not have previous versions already with it.

WHERE CAN I FIND THE PREVIOUS FIRMWARE FOR THE SATELITE P200?

Answer:Need firmware updates for HDDVD drive of Satellite P200

First of all you have to check if you Satellite P200 was equipped and delivered with the TS-L802A drive because the firmware TO35 was designed only for this drive.
You should know that the P200 series was delivered with different drives and not all supports the TS-L802A ;)

Please check this firstly!

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     I have an Ideapad Y710, I have been watching Blu-Ray DVDs without any problems on it for about 3 months.  I recently bought a movie, Jumper and was not able to play it.  Prior to getting to the menu, the screen displayed a message saying I needed to upgrade the firmware to enable watching this DVD.  I can still play older movies without any problem.  I experienced the same problem with the Bee Movie which gets to the menu and the once I try to play the movie, the screen goes blank.  I have a Mat**bleep**a (Matsu**bleep**a) BD-CMB UJ-120 ATA drive.  Has anyone else experienced this problem and resolved it, with or without a firmware upgrade?  Thanks. 

Answer:Blu-Ray firmware update (Mat**bleep**a BD-CMB UJ-120 ATA drive)

Hi, I have also recently have had the same problem you are having. I was able to play older movies but I could not play any newer movies. So I looked into it more and found out that I needed to update my software on my computer. I had to update the software to PowerDVD 8 Ultra. Unfortunetly Ultra was the only version that supported Blu Ray; but it does work. So all along it was just the Blu ray software I was using. Hope this helps.

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i was trying to update my SONY DVD Drive fireware yesterday,
but it failed, i mean can't complete process.

After i reboot, theres no Drive display in MY COMPUTER &SYSYTEM Properties(Device Manager) and the DVD Drive's power bottom is not working too(can't eject/close)
CAN ANY ONE TELL ME HOW TO FIX???????????
THANKS

My DVD Drive
Sony DDU-1621 DVD-ROM 16X/48X
 

Answer:DVD DRIVE Firmware update Fail???

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I read an article in a computer magazine about updating the firmware of my cd-rw drive to increase it's speed from 4x4x32 to 8x4x32. I have tracked down the firmware up and some instructions on how to use the update. The instructions refer to a Hex editor to edit the code and then I can flash the drive.Can anyone recommend a good hex editor and if possible instructions on how to flash the drive.

Answer:Update Firmware for LG CD-RW CED-8083B Drive.

I used this hex editor click here to add the relevant details to the firmware d/l.I did this a couple of years ago,so full details of the operation are hazy,I was using 98se in DOS mode and had the firmware and flash utility on a floppy.I only remember reading several posts from others who had flashed their drive and were subsequently having problems.I had/have no probs with the drive I did,as its still in use on my daughters pc.

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CD/DVD- rom player TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L633F of my Toshiba Satellite C670-12P is not working anymore.

I'v tried several CDs, with pictures, DVD and music CD also storage CD and it opens as if I load a new empty CD only asking me options to format or make a new disk.

But all the disk I load in my player are already written with data and not rewritable.
In my system I can see all is working correct, but it is not true. I can't read any disk now and I don't know how to fix it .

I tried already with windows fix it, but it could not fix the problem.
So I realy don't no my options. I found also not a solution on the site of Toshiba itself and I'm really disapointed in it. I don't use often my player but now and then I like to play a dvd to watch. Also my back ups I made wil not be working after all.

I don't know if the problem is known by other users and if there is a solution for me.

My system is windows 7

Thank you for reading and hopefully someone has a solution for me.

Answer:Satellite C670-12P - CDDVDW TS-L633F is not working

Sorry for the bad English, I'm a bit stressed by the problem but hope you can understand after all.

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Hi. I have a C670 which I had problems starting up. I tried the back up discs I had created when i got the machine but they failed to work. I had an extended warranty with the company I had bought the laptop from and I sent it back to them to get the problem sorted. As the back up discs didn't work, all they have done is reinstall windows and I've lost all the bundled software and the HDD recovery system on the D drive which come on the machine.Lesson to learned here I think.

If I was to buy a set of toshiba back up discs would this take the machine back to its 'out of the box' condition.

Thanks in anticipation

Answer:Satellite C670-10P and recovery image installation

> If I was to buy a set of toshiba back up discs would this take the machine back to its 'out of the box' condition.
Yes. You can order original recovery discs on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hi there!

I helped my neighbour to find a new laptop, and the whole setup and startup.

We ordered a C670-11Q and it works really well, theres just one annoyance.
The disc makes some loud clicking noises, not like a dying or working disc. It's the same sound as when you turn of a disc, just much louder. I guess it's the "disc reading arm" that goes into it's safe position.

I don't know if this laptop has a shock sensor to do this? The laptop was sitting flat on the table, and there where NO vibrations while it's doing it. There are no clicks while under load, but they occur randomly while idling or normal surfing/writing.

I also checked power saving options and disabled them to turn of the disc, no help.
This also seemed weird, because the clicks often occur several times in a row. But it definitely does it more when running on battery.

I'm running the newest BIOS and drivers from the support area (as of yesterday).
The disc is set to performance mode, i didn't test battery saving - should i?

And no, the disc hasen't taken any beating. I was the first person to turn it on.

The drive is from Hitachi, i ran their analysis - no errors.

Any help is greatly appreciated :o)

Answer:Satellite C670-11Q loud clicking noise from HDD

> The disc makes some loud clicking noises, not like a dying or working disc. It's the same sound as when you turn of a disc, just much louder. I guess it's the "disc reading arm" that goes into it's safe position.

One of my notebook?s HDD makes such noise too.

I?m not exactly sure why but I think also that this is the disks head which moves into save position.

However, I think that this is not really a malfunction since the notebook runs pretty well and I didn?t notice any problems with the HDD or the files? but I created a backup of my files? just to be safe ? you know?
I think you should backup the date just to be safe?

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Hello,
I tried to install a bios upgrade on a C670-16E but I receive the following message

?????????
?????????,???? Windows ?????????

How to solve this problem?

Thanx in advance
Hugo

Answer:BIOS upgrade does not work on Satellite C670-16E

Do you try to install this BIOS update?

It is 2.30 Win version.

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Hello everybody,

I have a problem on a Toshiba Satellite C670-11Q with windows Seven

When I pouch on :

e gives "
t gives (
u gives ?
i gives !
o gives ?

And If i use SHIFT :
e gives 3
t gives 5
u gives 7
i gives 8
o gives 9

I uncheck already the Filter keys and the problem persist. It's strange beacause it's the same with Ubuntu (also installed on this laptop).

All work as well with an usb keyboard.

The problem comes since the cat sleep on the keyboard :)

Do you have an idea ?

Sorry for my bad english

Thanks a lot
Have a nice evening
Jluc

Answer:Satellite C670-11Q - "e give " keyboard issue

> All work as well with an USB keyboard.

For me it sounds like the keyboard would be faulty.
The point is that if the USB keyboard is OK then the issue cannot be related to the software settings.
So it has to be hardware fault.

Get in contact with an Toshiba ASP in your country and ask for a keyboard check and replacement

Greets

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Hi,

I was wondering if anyone could help me?
The screen on my C670 works but has visible damage and a lot of dead pixels,
I have bought two replacement screens but have been unable to get them to work any more than the backlight coming on.

Both replacements have been returned to where they were purchased and been tested and found to be working fine, I am now at a loss at what to do next...

I don't really understand what could be wrong that both replacements didn't work but my original works fine....surely if there was an issue with the connector my screen wouldn't work either?

My screen is a LP173WD1(TL)(N1) and the replacements were N173FGE - L23 and LP173WD1(TL)(E1) which I was assured were both compatible with my machine.

Thanks in advance

Ealdra

Message was edited by: ealdra

Answer:Satellite C670 screen replacement problems

Hi

As far as I know there are different Satellite C670 series.
I found some details regarding the PSC3SE, PSC3NE, PSC3LE, PSC3QE sub-models.

It looks that the LCD module 17.3" W HD+ (1600 x 900px) uses a LED backlight as the light source.
So you should be sure that you are using the right one.

I don?t think that the display controller on the motherboard would be faulty because in such case the original display would not work too.

The LCD display and motherboard are connected by inverter cable, inverter board and
LVDS cable. You should make sure the LVDS cable is firmly connected to motherboard.
If the connection is loose, reconnect firmly and restart the C670 notebook.

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Hey,

I wanted to reinstall Windows on my Girlfriends machine. I started into the Bios and I tried to find the setting to boot from a USB device but I couldn't find it. I somehow stupidly set all the settings in bios to manufacturer defaults and after restarting the screen stayed black.

I can boot but I can't do anything. I can't enter the bios, I don't see anything.... Is it bricked? I hope you guys can help us because she will most likely kill me :(

Answer:Satellite C670-178 - black screen at start-up

We need your help! It is important!

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HDD on laptop had died, no recovery media created. Tried ordering from Toshiba website but get following message

"...no recovery media can be ordered, because it comes not from the region of Toshiba Europe, or i's to old for this service..."

Laptop was purchased 2014 from the UK - yes t's old but so is the user.

Can not find a "contact us" section on the website where I can ask the question.

What are my best alternate options?

TIA

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Hi,

Please, where can I find Windows 7 32-bit drivers for Satellite C670-13D Part # : PSC40E-004008RU.
I need "Value Added Package" for activate hotkey function.

Thank's.

Answer:Satellite C670-13D: Where can I find drivers for Windows 7 32 bit

Hi

Seems not all Win 7 32bit drivers are available for the C670 at this time.

Since the VAP is not related to specific notebook series but to the system (Win 7 or Vista) you can use the VAP released for other series?

I recommend checking the C660 series and to download the VAP released there.

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Hi,

I have just got a Satellite C670. Overall I am happy with it, but it makes a strange "popping"noise every 5 mins or so.

It seems to come from the right hand side under the number pad.
It does not seem to affect performance.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Stuart

Answer:Satellite C670 - Strange 'popping' noise

Hi

Maybe it is a noise coming from the HDD.
Sometimes I can hear a similar noise on my non-Toshiba notebook.
This appears since the HDD upgrade?
Usually it?s nothing serious? so I think you don?t need to be afraid

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I just got myself a Satellite P200, and my Tempo suggests I download a firmware update to TO35, which only works if I have TO33/34, how can I check which one I have? I tried searching on my machine, but I guess firmware is just not the thing to show up in searches. Any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance!

Answer:How can I check firmware version of optical drive on Satellite P200

No one can help?

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Please can u tell me what is this update for?

*Firmware Update*
*This firmware solves some problems of the optical disc drive*

What is meant by the optical disc drive?

thank u

Answer:What is optical disc drive firmware update for?

Hi

Optical disk drive means the CD/DVD drive.
As mentioned the firmware update solves some problems with CD/DVD drive.
Sometimes if the CD/DVD drive doesn?t read or write some single CD?s or DVD?s then a firmware update could be helpful

Bye

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Firmware 1.32 for OCZ Sandforce drives, ( Vertex 2, Vertex LE, Agility 2) is available.
If you want to see what firmware you're currently running on, go to Device Manager and follow to here:


Changelog is here: Release Notes

Quite extensive changelog this time around. Looks like it's worth updating to. If you update, read all the instructions and warnings.

This is the OCZ toolbox update.
OCZ Technology

There's also a standalone.
Guide Sandforce Firmware update 1.32 for OS/System drives

General Discussion Firmware 1.32 Released at OCZ.com


April 20, 2011

Firmware 1.33 released.

Release Notes

Newest toolbox version from download link above - 2.36

Updated from my other non system Win 7 drive. Went just fine.

Answer:OCZ Sandforce Drive Firmware Update 1.32/1.33 released

Thank you sir!

Have you done your update yet? Thoughts?

Thanks.

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I have the LG model GH22NS50 CD/DVD disk drive installed on my computer (Winxp Pro OS).
I contacted LG to get the latest Firmware Update File and was provided with the correct one to install.
When I tried to install it ( A zip file) it keeps coming up with the error message "Can't Find The Target Drive" and I have to exit the installation. I checked this problem out on the internet and apparently a lot of people are experiencing the same problem.I could find no solution among the offerings.

I contacted LG tech support which after the incredible luck of having connected with a tech support person the first time, I spent two days without being able to do so again. They have a "Chat" offering which is utterly useless as it keeps saying the person I need to speak to is out of the office and repeatedly gives an utterly useless phone number to call. I held on for 30 minutes listening to a recording of how important my business is to them and no one ever answered. Was then given a second number with the same result. I would NEVER buy another LG product.

Does anyone know what the solution is to the Firmware installation problem is? I am wondering if burning the update file to a dvd and trying to install it from the drive ( thinking it surely it will find the target drive since the software is being installed from it) I don't want to risk it lest it cause the now working drive to not work at all. Although the drive is working, it seems to be very slow ... Read more

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Today I upgraded to Windows 10. Everything seems to be working ok except my keyboard's strange behaviour.

When the Fn Key is NOT pressed:

(1) The keys 1,2 are not working at all
(2) The keys 3,4 adjust the volume
(3) Space key not working at all
(4) Function Keys behave normally (F1, F2 etc)

When the Fn Key is pressed:

(1) Keys 1,2,3,4 work as nymbers
(2) Space key works as space
(3) Function keys are doing nothing

I tried uninstalling everything related to toshiba as well as pressing Fn for 10 seconds, Fn+Ctrl, Fn-Scroll lock and any other combination I could think of.

In the BIOS there is no option to disable the function keys.
In the HWSETUP there is no option as well

I would really welcome any suggestions. Thanx for your time.

Answer:Satellite C670-19F - Windows 10 - keyboard's strange behaviour

Same problem with C670-15Q. solution appreciated

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Hi,

I got the same problem over the previous months when I play Football Manager 2011 on my Toshiba laptop.

The game needs a lot of CPU usage at some time (when I move step ahead, CPU and game create other teams results and create next news and so on) and it breaks after 1-2 hours of playing.

It gets louder and louder and thats all!
PC restarts automathically and I lost my time useless!

It might be overheating processor but I get this problems only while playing this game.
I can forget to play while listening to some music from Youtube or other source or having Skype chat in the background, then it remains only for couple of minutes and it restarts PC again and again.

Whats wrong ? Overheat or anything else ?
Maybe I just need to reinstall whole Windows or game (FM 2011) ?

I use: Toshiba C670-105 / Intel Cor i3 2,53 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Win 7 Home Premium, 64-bit SP1, 300 GB HDD, DirectX10, NVIDIA GeForce 315M

My savegame is currently about 180 MB. And of course my laptop is above of minimal requirements to play this game.

Any hints ?

Answer:Satellite C670-105 unwanted restart while playing some game

> Whats wrong ? Overheat or anything else?
Well, I think nobody would be able to say exactly why the unit shuts off without any further investigation.
Generally the notebook could power OFF due to high temperature and high temperature is mostly the reason for unwanted automatic shuts downs.

Did you ever clean the notebook?s cooling fans in the past?
No?! Probably the dust and debris inside the cooling modules prevent the fans from running with best performance and cause high temperature which leads to the shut down.

I would recommend you to use an compressed air spray in order to get rid of dust. But sometimes such cooling modules need to be cleaned professionally.
But try the compressed air spray firstly.

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please help Win XP drivers for video Satellite C670 needed , no drivers on site ,whats model videocard is in Satellite C670-15E?

Answer:Satellite C670 - Win XP drivers for video card needed

Hi

According notebook specification your Satellite notebook has Intel HM65 (Intel HD Graphics 3000) graphic card.

Your notebook is not supported for WXP but Tecra R840 has the same graphic card inside nad is supported for WXP so please try to install THIS display driver.

I hope it will works for you.

Send some feedback.

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Hi all,

I made an upgrade to Windows 10 but after that my satellite notebank C670 has booting problems. It's always after Windows updates were installed. It shows the Win logo followed by a blue screen. After repeated switching on and off I get again to the login screen for the password. Have Windows 10 already reinstalled because I didn't come to the login screen anymore. But problems are still there only with switching on and off attempts it works. But this is not a solution. Have you any ideas - drivers for Win10 or bios? Thanks for help

Answer:Satellite C670 booting problems after Windows 10 Upgrade

Hello I have the granny problem after installation to Windows 10 I have nothing white screen
impossible to make a granny spanking restoration F8 or F12 nothing to do
if someone gives you the solution I'm interested
Thank you to you CDT
Posting has been translated by Google Translator

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Hello here

I have a problem starting Windows system on pc Satellite C670/C670D
Need help!

thank you

+Message was edited: translation has been added+

Answer:Satellite C670/C670D - problem starting Windows

Hi

Can you please provide more details?
What system do you use?
What happens exactly?
Are you able to recover the notebook using Recovery disk?

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Hi all,

Principaly, I sorry for my bad English, but I French, and this post was traduce with google translate.


Here, for 2-3 days when I plug in my headphones on my PC and I'm trying to listen to music it does me lots of bass, the instrumental .. And bottom slightly you can hear the singer's voice. This is very annoying, because it is not terrible.

_Information Laptop_: Toshiba Satellite C670/C670D.

_Solutions I tried_: (In order of trial)
- Check if the problem does not come from the headset connector or cable.
****** Comment: The headset works perfect on my phone with the same music, or even on the Laptop of my little sister who is exactly the same as mine.

- Go to Control Panel> Sound> property on the sound output> Level> Balance> Reduce to 0% on the left or right.
****** Comment: The voice is back, I can hear the music perfectly, but now I hear a very strong side of the helmet, the difference between the two when I wear this sense the two "ear" headphones. More when I unplug my headphones, I can hear more than one side of the speakers integrated Laptop.

- Check the option "Voice Cancellation" is not checked in the property of her.
****** Comment: The option is not checked when the headset is plugged in and that one side is 0% as this is one I had not set to 0% one side.

- Make a system restore to a date prior to the problem.
****** Comment: The problem has occurred since 1/31/2013. So I'm back on the date of 2... Read more

Answer:Satellite C670/C670D - Its weird when I plug in my headphones

> The problem has occurred since 1/31/2013
And what have you done at this day? Have you installed or changed something?
I mean the problem cannot occur for no reason.
I never had such problem and don?t know what can be the right solution but try to reinstall sound driver and please use driver from Toshiba download page.

Check it at first and post some feedback.

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Hi, I who can explain why the site is no driver for the video?

Answer:Missing display driver for Satellite C670-188 PSC3YE

And can you explain which operating system do you use?

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I've just had a 2Tb Samsung HD204UI drive installed. (I got 6 months out of the Western Digital )

A quick Google has brought up the following link.......

SAMSUNG HD204UI important firmware patch required

I'm wondering if I need this patch? How can I tell if I do? Will Vista updates look after it automatically if I do need it?

Thanks.

D.

Answer:Do I need firmware update for newly installed Samsung drive?

Hi,

I suppose there is no way to tell, but it would be a good thing to do as there appears to be several issues to cover off!

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I turned on my computer and a message popped up to update my 3 month old Samsung firmware.
I used Magician 4.5, pushed the button, and it said "failed to update drive with new firmware".
Oh? When I rebooted later my OS would not boot. I went into the bios and it ID'd the drive as Samsung 3.
Now I can't boot the drive at all. I burned the ISO of the firmware update but it can NOT find the drive in DOS. If I boot with another drive and the ruined drive together, both Samsung 840 Pro and Samsung 850 Pro, it jams the boot until I remove the damaged drive. Anybody have any knowledge or any ideas?

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I've spent my whole day trying to figure out what is going on with this to no avail
What I've Done:
Installed Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit OS on Crucial M4 drive that was acting up and freezing
Continued freezing after installing drivers, stable for 10-30mins then freeze, requires hard reset every time
updated FW to 000F as recommended, same deal
swapped ports with platter drive, same deal
took drive in to where I bought it from, they said all stress tests etc went fine

Pretty much at my wits end. I'm fairly convinced its nothing else since I am running on the seperate mechanical drive fine. ANY suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

Specs as follows:
Acer Aspire 8943G-5636
Intel Core i3-350M processor @ 2.26GHz, 3MB L3 cache
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
8GB memory
500GB Western Digital mechanical HDD
128GB Crucial M4 SSD

Answer:Crucial M4 drive freezing after 000F firmware update

Hi,

Have you tried power-cycling your system yet?

Try doing a power cycle of the SSD. The following steps should be carried out and take ~1 hour to complete.Power off the system.
Remove all power supplies (AC adapter then battery for laptop, AC adapter for desktop)
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds to close the circuit and drain all components of power.
Reconnect all power supplies (battery then ac adapter for laptop, ac adapter for desktop)
Turn on the system and enter the BIOS (see your manual for the steps to enter the BIOS)
Let the computer remain in the BIOS for 20 minutes.
Follow steps 1-3 and physically remove the SSD from the system by disconnecting the cables for a desktop or disconnecting the drive from the junction for a laptop.
Leave the drive disconnected for 30 seconds to let all power drain from it.
Replace the drive connection(s) and then do steps 4-8 again.
Repeat steps 1-4.
Start your computer normally and run Windows.
See if that helps.
Regards,
Golden

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Hello Lenovo forum team, the update option as supported by:http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-63685 which applies to ThinkPad R60, R60e, R60i, R61, R61e, R61i, R400, R500, T60, T60p, T61, T61p, T400, T500, W500, W700, X60, X60s, X60 Tablet, X61, X61s, X61 Tablet, X200, Z60m, Z60t, Z61e, Z61m, Z61p, and Z61t is not working for me. My problem is, downloading and burning the ISO image as recommended is not working for me: "No operating system" appears trying to boot from this burned ISO image. I later mounted a freshly re-downloaded ISO image, without burning it -- there was an totally empty image drive created by that ISO. It looks like something went wrong providing this update option as introduced above. Maybe someone in the support department can double check the ISO file? Thanks a lot! Hans













Solved!

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Answer:Hard drive firmware update utility (Bootable CD ISO)

i used CD Burner XP (also compatible with Vista)download the ISO from Lenovorun CD Burner XP and select Burn ISO Imagechange the Burn Method to Disc at Once (DAO)and verify that Finalize disc box is checkedclick Burn disk button... takes only a few minsthe resultant disc does appear to have NO files on it (they are hidden)leave the CD in the drive and restart the machine (press F12 as the thinkpad is starting up to acess the boot menu, and select the internal cd/dvd drive as the boot device).the hard drive firmware update utility should launch and scan your system for any drives that need updating.  my system didn't need an update, the drive firmware was already up-to-date.

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I am frantically trying to upgrade the firmware on my Tpad G41 28865YU CDRW/DVD drive (GCC-4241N).  I located the driver update fix in the FWod01 CD firmware update package.  Unfortunately, this package only is available on a multitude of diskettes which most laptops - including do not have.  Fortunately, Lenovo at some point accumulated the 1st 8 firmware packages (FWod01-FWod08) into a CD-boot disk update .iso file for download and CD drive install.  Fine.  I brought down this .iso file and created the appropriate boot CD and ran it:  *FWoD08 here* I had traced the needed firmware version to 0202 as documented in the documentation for my GCC-4241N drive.  Unfortunately, the 0202 firmware never somehow made it into the FWod08 package which only contains the original 1.04 version which is the problem.  So, the documentation and the contents of this FWod08 is incorrect.  Any chance of getting this rebuilt, or made into a new CD boot iso with the GCC-4241N 0202 firmware?  The updates have gone upto FWod09 but that is back to diskettes.  Or - is there some way I can get the 0202 files to add to my current FWod08 CD disk? PJV  

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I am note sure how many of you have the benq 1620 drive but i was having problems with it burning dual layer disc. I went to there US website and last firmware update was from 09-29-04. I tryed it but it didnt help. Any way i call tech support and they ended up telling me that only there globa site has the newst the nest firmware. The newest verison what posted on 04-15-05. I just thought i would post the info here to help every one out.

here the link for there dvd burners:
http://support.benq.com/front/BenqM...language=all&flag=1&GenMenu=&RootId=undefined

here is the link for just the Benq DW1620 burner:
http://support.benq.com/front/BenqM...langu=null&ops=null&GenMenu=&RootId=undefined

well i hope this helps some one out
 

Answer:Benq 1620 drive firmware update found here!!!

One favorite related forum where users thouroughly test various firmwares:
http://club.cdfreaks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=92
 

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Hello, I have a ThinkPad T43p (FRU 2668-H7U), which is one of the models that checks to see if the the hard disk drive's firmware supports certain features at boot-up.  Unfortunately, I have replaced the factory hard disk drive with a larger one from Seagate and now myT43p beeps and displays a warning when started.  I was wondering if there were any plans to update the Hard drive firmware update utility (Bootable CD ISO) - ThinkPad to include support for 160GB 2.5" PATA hard disk drives, like the Seagate Momentus 5400.3 model ST9160821A or the equivalent models from Hitachi or Samsung? Regards, Aryeh Goretsky 

Answer:Hard drive firmware update utility for T43p

Have you updated the BIOS? The newer versions of the BIOS allow you to turn off the 2010 message.From the release notes:<1.24 (1YET59WW)>Note: This BIOS version will only work with Embedded Controller Program Version 1.03 (or higher).- (New) A new BIOS setup option, that allows system startup without pressing the ESC key on POST 2010 warning message. Its location is 'BIOS Setup menu'->'Startup'->'Boot after message for Hard drive...'. Note: The cause of the 2010 message is using unsupported hard drive firmware version. Please use supported version.Version 1.29 is the latest. Get it here.





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