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Question: dvd rom drivers/firmware

I have tried to install a game from dvd rom but disc wont load and is not recognised,it just clicks.Its done this with two seperate versions of the game.All other cds and dvds work perfectly.I have tried with Dma switched on and off and various other settings,but it makes no difference.Drive is LG GDR-8161Bd about three years old.I have looked for more updated firmware for this,but with no success,though I am not sure if this is the solution.Anyone any idees?

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Preferred Solution: dvd rom drivers/firmware

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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To my knowledge, when an OS such as Windows 8.1 is booted, all firmware/bios drivers are replaced by more appropriate OS drivers in the boot drive during start up. I learnt this happens for the latest versions of Windows. Am I right? Do all bios drivers get replaced? Does this happen with the latest versions of OS X as well?

If this is so, then you can discard firmware as suspected of causing problems on a computer that's already booted up. Unless there's a problem that's causing a driver to remain in RAM after boot.
 

Answer:Does firmware drivers get completely replaced by OS drivers after boot in OS X and Windows?

No...
 

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To my knowledge, when an OS such as Windows 8.1 is booted, all firmware/bios drivers are replaced by more appropriate OS drivers in the boot drive during start up. I learnt this happens for the latest versions of Windows. Am I right? Do all bios drivers get replaced? Does this happen with the latest versions of OS X as well?

If this is so, then you can discard firmware as suspected of causing problems on a computer that's already booted up. Unless there's a problem that's causing a driver to remain in RAM after boot.

Answer:Does firmware drivers get completely replaced by OS drivers at boot?

I have never heard of an operating system install affecting BIOS is anyway what so ever. If you are having issues it is most likely related to your drivers imo. Search you PC manufactures website for drivers and download the most current stable version and install those.

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Hi. I have two LG blu-ray drives. GGC-H20L is a blu-ray player only (burns DVDs). WH08LS20L is a blu-ray burner. I'm beginning to note a little inconsistency ("studdering" on some discs, for example) and would like to see if there are updates for my drivers/firmware. When I Google "LG Drivers" or anything similar, I get Driver Detective which I know to be malware. Just trying the URL "LG.com" gets me into their washing machines and TV's only. Does anyone know where to get their latest drivers/firmware? Thanks!
 

Answer:Solved: LG blu-ray drivers/firmware

There are no drivers for internal optical drives.

But firmware is available on the LG site, see here for the GGC-H20L: http://www.lg.com/us/support/produc...=documents&targetPage=support-product-profile

No downloads for the WH08LS20L that I could find.
 

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Hi,

I have a post here at MajorGeeks that might be better suited to this forum because it's about drivers and firmware for a SATA HUB. It's located here

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?p=1169419#post1169419

I hope someone can help me with this. If not, I have a $139.00 paperweight because I've done all that I could to get it to work with no success.
 

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Hi there - 
I am running a 64-bit Win 7 system and had to do a fresh reinstall of absolutely everything.  In completing this, I find that the Drivers and Firmware that initially came with my system is for XP or Vista and the one that I had later downloaded from
HP is no longer available (not supported).
Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated as the scanner is still working (was) perfectly and is used several times per week.

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Just a heads up for those of you dealing with HP Hardware. Looks like they're trying to convince people to keep their support contracts active by forcing you to keep machines under contract in order to get software and firmware updates.

I received this in my email today:

You are receiving this communication because you have been identified as a customer using HP ProLiant Servers and HP Services.

HP has made significant investments in its intellectual capital to provide the best value and experience for our customers. We continue to offer a differentiated customer experience with our comprehensive support portfolio. HP, as an industry leader, is well positioned to provide reliable support services across the globe with proprietary tools, HP trained engineers, and genuine certified HP parts. Only HP customers and authorized channel partners may download and use support materials.

In line with this commitment, starting in February 2014, Hewlett-Packard Company will change the way firmware updates and Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) on HP ProLiant server products are accessed. Select server firmware and SPP on these products will only be accessed through the HP Support Center to customers with an active support agreement, HP CarePack, or warranty linked to their HP Support Center User ID and for the specific products being updated. We encourage you to review your current support coverage to ensure you have the appropriate coverage to maintain uninterrupted access to f... Read more

Answer:HP Servers - Drivers and firmware updates are now $$

This is insane - I will drop HP like a brick if they don't reverse this immediately.
 

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Moved thread to Hardware Forum
 

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Hey guys,
I was hoping u guys could help me out with a problem I have =]
I currently own a LiteOn 20x DH-20A4P-21C DVD burner, but i dont think it is working correctly.

I have tried to burn a dual layer disk before, and it stops at about 50%, im guessing when i goes to a new layer on the dvd? like its not meant to be doing it or somthing?
Funny thing is, my father has exactly the same hard drive(or near enough the same) and burning the disks on his computer works fine :S

I have windows vista ultimate x64
Any idea guys?
 

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Different versions of the same things are available for download for Windows 7 for a single Thinkpad model -T530. Why is that? At first I thought it could be because someone forgot to remove the older versions, but then I have tried installing the updated Intel Rapid Storage Driver which is supposed to work in Windows 7 and Windows 8 (according to the note on the installation package, not the Lenovo's download page), but then DVD drive's shut down malfunctioned. I have restored the driver to previous version and now it works fine again, so I'm wondering if I can expect the same kind of instability from other newer/double versions of the same driver/firmware available for a single model laptop.

Answer:Why are there multiple versions of the same drivers/firmware

Try the 12.5 Rapid Storage drivers. SMART data doesn't show up for me if I use anything from 12.6 or 12.7.

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Hi!

I juts got my modem (Zyxel P-600 series) replaced for the 3rd time and It was working fine when I got it yesterday afternoon around 4:30pm-5:00pm and was using and was able to get internet until i decided to download Driver Detective and it scanned all my files and I think that's what messed up my modem. The Power and Ethernet light juts keeps on blinking but no DSL or Internet light comes on. I've tried resetting it for 30 or more seconds, and that didn't work either. So, I guess what I'm asking is, is there any drivers and firmware for my Zyxel P-600 series modem? I think if I can get that, then it might work. I already uninstalled Driver Detective and that didn't help either. My Internet Provider is: Earthlink and I don't think they will send me another modem since this is the 3rd modem.

Can someone please, please, help me A.S.A.P.

(P.S.) We also have a linksys router that my dad uses for work to work on his laptop but he won't be able to do that now that we don't have Internet.

Thanks,

~David~

Answer:Drivers and/or firmware for Zyxel P-600 series

Originally Posted by david1


Hi!

I juts got my modem (Zyxel P-600 series) replaced for the 3rd time and It was working fine when I got it yesterday afternoon around 4:30pm-5:00pm and was using and was able to get internet until i decided to download Driver Detective and it scanned all my files and I think that's what messed up my modem. The Power and Ethernet light juts keeps on blinking but no DSL or Internet light comes on. I've tried resetting it for 30 or more seconds, and that didn't work either. So, I guess what I'm asking is, is there any drivers and firmware for my Zyxel P-600 series modem? I think if I can get that, then it might work. I already uninstalled Driver Detective and that didn't help either. My Internet Provider is: Earthlink and I don't think they will send me another modem since this is the 3rd modem.



Can someone please, please, help me A.S.A.P.

OK here is a page on how to congiure the modem and where ot get a driver for it. DSL CPE - ZyXEL Product & Solution

Good luck and let us know if you need help with it

KEn

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Theres a printed manual coming with the machine saying I will find Support unter http://www.hp.com/support/DL60Gen9_Setup_en clicking that gives me just thatt "ooops"-Site used to be called 404. Using the Product Name or Product Number (P8Y77A) given in my invoice also does neither find Driver nor firmware Downloads for the product. I now searched the product in the HP store and found the Product Number YN0163 which could also be read as YNO163. After all theres no driver or supportfile findings for that product as well. So, don't HP support their own products anymore? kind regardsMichael

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Efforts to burn bluray or double layer DVD consistently fail regardless of burner software or brand of disk. Firmware on drive is 1.0. The Sony website has an update to 1.14, but the program checks if the machine is a Sony Vaio and fails on the Y580. Driver 6.1.7601, which is dated 2006, so that's pretty stale too. Can't find firmware anywhere. Only drivers appear to be generics. Any and all suggestions and sources welcomed.

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Im trying to update my copperhead's firmware and when i unplugged it and plugged back while holding the profile button like it told me to, when i plugged it back in it found new hardware and needs a driver for it. The guide on razer's site told me that this would happen and to just point it to my driver, but i dont know where that is. I tried pointing it to the folder where i extraxted the driver archive from razer. Im assuming that the hardware wizard is looking for an .inf and in the driver archive/folder from razer theres a setup.exe and Data1.cab Data2.cab and some other files. The CD that came with the mouse has the same files. The only other thing that I can think of is to go to the main windows "collection" of .inf driver files, but I dont know where that is. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Razer Copperhead Firmware, need drivers/location

Download the drivers again (or the first time). Install them like it says... just make sure to note the location it is to be installed to.

That way, you have the latest drivers and firmware, and you know where it is.

http://www.razersupport.com/

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A few months back, I purchased this from amazon.com:
Western Digital SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PCI Express (PCIe) Card

Brand Name: Western Digital
Model: WDBFNJ0000NNC-WASN
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004GF1PC2/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00


I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. The original installation went just fine, but I never did test to see if transfer speeds were any faster. The instructions specifically mention to install the software first, then the hardware. Recently, I did a clean reinstall of Windows 7 Ultimate (x64). I never did remove the card. I tried running the software with the hardware already installed. Well, the drives are recognized and all, but the transfer rate between the two drives (one is Seagate 3.0 and one is WD 3.0) is only around 50 MB/sec...USB 2.0 speed, right?
So, from what I've been able to find over the past couple of hours is that I can't contact WD about the card. They know nothing, and the product can't be found on their website. In device manager, it's listed as NEC Electronics, and it seems there's been some combination of forces between NEC Electronics and Renesas.
Questions:
1. I have found updated drivers and firmware for NEC/Renesas USB 3.0 cards, but they are broken down into different models or families. For instance, most of them use a number along the lines of uPD720200/uPD720200A Version 2.1.27 WHQL
uPD720201/uPD720202 Version 3.0.8.0 WHQL
So, how do I find out what my uPD number is, so that I grab the right files?
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Answer:Trying to find latest drivers/firmware for USB 3.0 card.

As far as question 2 goes, I would treat it like a brand new install.

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Hi, i had this problem long before HP change over...for HP Elitebook 820 G2 Went click > Download options > Get drivers,software & firmware...i get this error page http://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.sn=5CG5435L98&sp4ts.oid=7343194&lang=en&sp... Downloads for this product are not available through this website.For Enterprise products you may find US-English downloads at the HPE Software Depot.For HP Home and Home Office products, visit HP Customer Care.If you need additional help, you can contact your local HP representative for information on the specific update methods available for this product.











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Answer:Get drivers,software & firmware error page.

@JimmyC? Try here. http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=7343194&swLangOid=8&swEnvOid=4192 REO

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Hi! I am new to the forums but I'll get to the point. I am getting a Razer Deathadder 3500 DPI Gaming Mouse for Christmas from amazon.com. I am really excited about it but heard it had driver and firmware issues that could totally break the mouse. What should I do when I receive the mouse? Should I use the CD Drivers, plug in the mouse and then update them from razerzone.com? Should I install the drivers, plug in the mouse, then install the firmware? Should I install the CD, plug in the mouse then install the drivers and firmware from razerzone? I have heard that you should install the drivers and then the firmware. There are just so many wrong ways to do it but could you please tell me the right way? I REALLY DON'T Want this mouse to break the first day. Oh and I don't even know if it comes with a CD

Answer:How do I install the Razer deathadder drivers + Firmware.

Install the latest drivers from Razer's website

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Hi,

I just purchased a new Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop, it has a TS-L633C DVD-RW drive.

I updated the DVD drive firmware to a version available on Dell's website (original D300, current DW10).

Now every time Vista starts, the "found New Hardware" wizard opens and attempts to install drivers for the DVD drive (which it doesn't find).

The drive functions perfectly, it appears in "Computer", and I am certain there are no drivers that need to be updated.

How do I get Vista to stop nagging me to update the drivers ?

Thanks!
Chipsndukes

Answer:updated DVD drive firmware, now Vista cannot find drivers

Are you sure that's the correct firmware for that drive? Check the maker's tool here: SAMSUNG ODD SERVICE

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I've seen other posts about drivers, but I really think I need to re-install the firmware... on boot, all Dell laptops in the E64xx and E65xx series, at least, show the Intel Management Engine v (I forget, sorry...)
But this particular E6500 *usually* just has a blank screen, flashing cursor... Re-start - same thing.  Buuuut! once in a while, it'll flash a message about using the "default image" - and the OS loads... until next time it somehow shuts down.
Any help/suggestions would be appreciated. Besides not booting, it's a great laptop!
~Mark

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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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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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This is a long standing question. Which drivers should I use? I have graphical issues with the current Drivers from Dell.
Any ideas what are the advantages of Dell's drivers over the ones from Intel/NVIDIA web site and do the even work? What will I lose if I use the latter?

Answer:Inspiron 7567 which drivers? Dell drivers or Intel/NVIDIA graphics drivers?

Dell drivers are Intel/Nvidia drivers that are customized for your exact model and should be used. They are available at Dell Support if you have to reinstall.

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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: 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: 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: 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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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: 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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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?

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

Answer:Looking for Firmware for DI-614+

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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

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: 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: 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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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: 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: 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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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 hasnít 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 havenít a clue what Iím supposed to do now. Itís taken me ages to get this far and in all honesty, I donít 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: 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

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: what is firmware

what does firmware do

Answer:what is firmware

click here

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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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Question: Firmware Virus

Hello All-I am working on a computer with a funny yet nasty virus. It will control the mouse and type messages in notepad/run box. It tells me "it gets lonely at the desk all day and I should buy it a pet robot dog" and many other messages. Even when I unplug the HD and boot into kasper anti virus or linux live cd it is still able to control mouse and type messages.I have cleared the CMOSFlashed biosRemoved both Memory modules and re installedRan malware bytesRkill fails with a rom errorOS: Windows 7Motherboard: Biostar TP45HPVideo Card:ATI Radeon HD47xxAny guidance would be greatly appreciated

Answer:Firmware Virus

Hello,I will be helping you with your problems. Please be patient while I assist you.Some points for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of us Please do NOT run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability. Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post. Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process. Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top of your post, click on the Watch Topic Button, select Immediate Notification... Read more

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Hello, on my R61 (7733-3GG) I have BIOS version 2.25 and EC firmware 1.08 factory-installed. On the support pages, I find version 2.27 - 1.08 (7kuj26uc.iso) for download for my model. However, the corresponding readme (7kuj26uc.txt) list only 14.1 inch models without firewire - the 3GG (which has firewire) is missing!!So there is an obvious inconsistency.Does anybody know whether or not 2.27 is a recommended update for the 3GG? RegardsOliver 

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seems that its a pretty nice piece of hardware based on specs but the factory firmware must be hampering it....its brand new and if even two clients get on the connection at once doing minimal things there is noticeable slowdown......

DD-WRT support for the E1 hardware revision seems sketchy but workable....had DD-WRT on the Linksys WRT54G it replaced, it worked ok

Tomato...is that even an option? is it Broadcom only? because this is Atheros based

OpenWRT?

any alternatives to get the best performance from this router? something that is more streamlined? i dont need all those fancy features of even the stock firmware....a basic way to poke ports through it and something to manage QoS per port would be nice.....

any suggestions that will flash to this one?
 

Answer:DIR-615 E1 firmware alternatives

nobody_here said:





so i flashed dd-wrt....Click to expand...

much better now ?
 

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Hi all

Is there any way i can uninstall my current firmware version, because when i had the old one, everything was going fine, no problems, and since i got the new version, it keeps on blocking my mouse.

Anyone any idea?

thx
 

Answer:Logitech G5 Firmware

Download the older version of firmware, or use your Logitech disc, and install it over the top of the newer version.
 

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Question: Lite-On Firmware

I've just this day got my lovely new Lite-ON SOHW-1673S. So I bought myself some Memorex DVD-R's to burn some stuff off, & to my suprise, the disc's are supported. Sorry, the brand's -R discs aren't supported. I have a Memorex DVD+R which has been burnt onto by a friend (who also has a Lite-On drive, be a earlier drive) and that worked fine.But my reason for asking for guidence is that I went onto the LiteOn website for the firmware update so my drive would support more media, but I can't seem to download the update. The link for the .zip file just send you in a loop! The link is...click hereI don't understand what Im doing wrong. So if anyone knows of anywhere else I can get this update, I'd be most greatful! Thank You

Answer:Lite-On Firmware

LiteOn firware upgrade is very easy

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Question: Firmware Update

O.K. when originally wanting to do an Upgrade to Windows 8 i used VM to check it out.When i decided after alot of research to do the upgrade i used Windows 8 upgrade assistant.The message i receved on compatibilty was only one problem.Your PC Firmware doesn't support secure boot so you won't be able to use it in Windows 8.Secure boot requires firmware that supports UEFI v2.3.1 Errata B and has the Microsoft Windows Certification Authority in the UEFI signature database.Sure anyone who has UEFI like me received this message using this upgrade assistant.Through many hour and days of research on internet and other forums nobody seems to know how i can update my firmware,neither ASUS could advise me or Microsoft.To me i figured it should be a BIOS update,but no new ones are available for my system.So since i had no answers i decided just to do an install of Windows 8 Pro 64 bit (clean install) works well,faster then Windows 7.So far i like it.Only clue i have at this point was a site i found.Knowing my BIOS is a American Megatrend http://www.ami.com/Products/BIOSandEFIFirmware/AptioV/  Not sure if this is an answer to be able to do a UEFI install of Windows 8 Pro again to get full use of secure boot,GPT Partitions,but this is closest clue i got.BIOS stuff and flashing it can always be risky,rendering the motherboard inoperable,causing major issues,that i do not want to do.If anyone knows anything on this and can help with it would be very much appreciated i am stumped on thi... Read more

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Question: Hitachi Firmware

Can anyone help, I need to download the latest firmware drivers for my Hitachi GD-8000 CD/DVD Rom drive. I have tried Hitachi?s web site without success. Thanks

Answer:Hitachi Firmware

click here And look for the 0010

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I have Aspire E 14. Last night, I saw I have 1 critical update for firmware v1.17. When I clicked the update button it just says "updating" It just goes on and is not stopping. I closed the portal and a window appears saying reflashing. I saw it did reflash up to 100%, but why won't the critical update notification disappear on Acer Care Center portal? I also checked update history and the firmware is not yet included. I tried it again the next morning, clicked the update button, but still, it just says updating and can go on until you close the portal.  Any solution? Did my Aspire really did reflash? It seemed nothing has changed. Thanks in advance!

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Question: Router firmware

I was wondering your opinions on router firmware. My router is a Linksys WRT160Nv3. I purchased a Roku player and started streaming my video to my tv. The router was terrible, and would not go into wireless N mode. Well it would, but my roku, laptop, and phone would not connect to it.

I looked around and installed DD-WRT, now it works great. I heard tomato is good too, so was just looking for feedback. Thanks

Answer:Router firmware

DD-WRT is great, but I would look into powerline adapters if you are streaming video. You get much better throughput and is less of a load on the router.

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I had a new Latitude E7480 laptop hang during a TPM firmware update today. I have updated several other laptops with the same USB drive created for the process. The update hung at the point where there was text on the screen that the TPM update was in progress and to not power off the computer. The progress meter never advanced past zero percent. I could not warm boot the laptop nor power off the laptop by holding the power button down. After several hours the laptop is still hung at that point. Any suggestions?

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I have an XPS 13 (9350) and the Dell support assistant is very convenient for upgrades - but I think it's more than a little strange that there's an 'urgent' firmware upgrade every 2-3 months. Dell please tell me why are there such frequent changes to the bios? I am surprised this is the case with something like a bios.  Thanks

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I have just noticed a reference where a person needs to update his DVD-RW firmware to a more recent version in order to be able to burn a specific type of disk. I think I am right in thinking that the firmware is burned into the device itself, in this case a DVD writer? Anyway assuming I am right, if you were to download a firmware update in the form of a zip file, when you extract it how would the data know where to go? In other words when you normally extract a zip file you are given the option of installing it to a specific part of your hard drive like your download folder for example. Just out of curiosity, would the firmware data know that it has to go on the DVD-RW EPROM chip? I assume it's an EPROM chip?I have never had the need to do this myself but I am intrigued by the method of how it is actually achieved! Anyone out there who has ever updated their firmware and if so is it an easy thing to do or do you have to be technically minded? I appreciate your help.

Answer:Updating CD/DVD ROM firmware

You will need to download not just the firmware update but also a small program to run it.The update run program is usually also on the manufacturers site.I did this for My BTC DVD burner in my old computer.Rember the old adage."IF IT AINT BROKE DONT TRY AND FIX IT".A failed firware uodate can render the equipment useless.

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basically

i have 2 Samsung EVO 840 in RAID '0' - this prevents me from upgrading the firmware (there is a new one)

but worst off all SFC / SCANNOW (both in windows 7 x64 and safe mode) say that it found problems but could not fix them?

ive been told that the SSD(s) could be on their way out - the computer seems to work fine and AS SSD reports 1020MB/s / 780MB/s / 160,000IOPS

im just concerned about this SFC issue and not being able to upgrade the firmware (as its RAID and not recognized)

can any one help

thanks
 

Answer:SSD issue with new firmware and SFC

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Does the model number have to be the same too?

If I use a different firmware for my HDD will it not work or cause damage?

Answer:To replace the PCB on a HDD does the firmware have to be the same?

The HDD model number and firmware revision should be the same for a PCB replacement to work. Professional data recovery firms will have special tools like "PC-3000" card or "Salvation Data HD Doctor suit" etc to fix firmware issues.

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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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Question: iPod firmware

I recently bought an ipod classic from the USA to avoid the EU volume cap. (I live in the UK) It is now asking me to update the firmware. Will this install the voluume cap, or is that in the hardware and not the software?Thanks

Answer:iPod firmware

iPod classic firmware update take a read on what the firmware update does click hereclick here

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I need a firmware to help boost the wireless power of my router. Antennas are NOT an option. I tried looking online but I couldn't find any that did that. Help please!?!?!
 

Answer:wgr614v5 firmware HELP!!!

What kind of router you have? It it is Linksys, there there is a good chance there is one for it.

Keep in mind, RF communications is a two way street. Just by adding power to router you may not solve your problem.

Immagine you and your freind are 1 mile apart, talking to each other via powered loudspeakers, one at each end. Now, you say I want to increase our talking range and I am going to make my speaker 4 times louder. Then you go 4 miles away. Your friend will be able to hear you. You will not be able to hear your freind. He is still on low power, suitable for only 1 mile range of communications. In this situation you have an UNBALLANCED set up which is in one direction adequate and in the other dirction it is NOT. Do you get my point?
 

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Question: Modem firmware

I've had a spot of bother with my internet connection of late so thought I'd try a firmware upgrade of my D-Link300T.I just don't know how to do it.I've downloaded the firmware file from the D-Link website but it's not recognised by the pc, so how do I get it on my modem?Cheers,Grezza.

Answer:Modem firmware

Can you kindly link us to the file you actually downloaded so we know you have the correct thing?

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Hi everybody.I noticed a new firmware v1.12 is available for VN7 592G laptops. Anyone here tried this firmware??Please post feedback here if you have.Thanks in advance. 





Owner of an Aspire Black Edition VN7 592G 79FH

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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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Question: COM21 firmware

Is there anyplace you can get firmware updates for com21 modems other than from COM21?
They say you must be a cable company or something to get these?

Dale
 

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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: 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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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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ok ive checked a bunch of sites and i wanna get my routers firmware to 3.43 so that it'll be primed for halo 3 tommorow. the problem is when i try to download i end up with a 505 error message saying: failed to change directory

Can anyone help?
 

Answer:DI-614+ firmware update

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Hi,

I recently downloaded a free online video downloader, and also bought an external DVD burner. I noticed in the right bottom corner of my monitor, I have a new icon that when placing the cursor over it, says ODD Firmware Check. I clicked on it, but all it does is open a blank IE window (I use Mozilla Firefox.) Anyone know what this is and if I should remove it and if so, how?

Tink
 

Answer:ODD Firmware Check?

online video downloaderClick to expand...

Open that program and deselect "check for software updates".
Some free programs add all kinds of things so be sure nothing else installed with this new program you installed.
 

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Got a BIN file for a firmware update from this site. Just wondering how I use this. Usually I get these BIN files for BIOS updates, but I never seen one as firmware. Do I need to boot this in a floppy?? Thanks/
 

Answer:BIN file for Firmware??? How do I use this??

Buy the way this firmware is for a dvd cdrom drive
 

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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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