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Question: Firmware for Ideapad A10

Hi all,I'm in the need of restoring my Ideapad A10 model 20323 (loaned it to a friend who - genius - erased the internal sdcard to install a rom without backing up the disk).Nothing serious I said: it's simply a matter of downloading the firmware from Lenovo servers.Surprisingly, I couldn't find anything.I realize that the Ideapad A10 is an old model, but I think that Lenovo servers are big eneough to host the firmware of a discontinued model.Moreover, the netbook always worked well: so what should I do ? Throw it away only because of lack of such an easy remedy like downloading the restore image ?I am simply asking for what I paid for: the ability to use the product I purchased.I am confident that Lenovo will soon resolve this issue and will upload the firmware.

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Answer: Firmware for Ideapad A10

Sorry, realized that i posted in the wrong section; can a mod move it in the right one please ?

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Hi, I suddenly encountered a battery problem in my laptop, IdeaPad Y510P.  When I plug in a charger, the laptop shows that battery is charing but, it never goes above 7% (w/ max battery life mode). According to Energy Management, battery status is fine.  After searching similar issues, I think it may be a problem with firmware, but I was not able to find a firmware update for IdeaPad series, Windows 8.1.... I have been using my laptop over a year, but never had this problem before. Can you please guide me through how to fix this issue?  Thanks for your help..!   













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Answer:IdeaPad Y510p battery firmware problem

Taehyung wrote:Hi, I suddenly encountered a battery problem in my laptop, IdeaPad Y510P.  When I plug in a charger, the laptop shows that battery is charing but, it never goes above 7% (w/ max battery life mode). According to Energy Management, battery status is fine.  After searching similar issues, I think it may be a problem with firmware, but I was not able to find a firmware update for IdeaPad series, Windows 8.1.... I have been using my laptop over a year, but never had this problem before. Can you please guide me through how to fix this issue?  Thanks for your help..!   Try uninstalling the Energy Management program. Reboot then install it. You should download it first from the site if you don't have a copy of it from drivers folder.

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So yesterday I decided to update some drivers and I noticed there was a new BIOS version, version CDCN53WW.My Y700-15ISK was running the CDCN52WW. The new firmware was correctly updated and the armageddon started.I immediately noticed two things but I bet that's just the tip of the iceberg:    1. Some external HDD we not seen anymore by the system   2. The computer had a random crash watching a video, something I hadn't seen since more than a decade ago, the audio getting stuck, the image frozen (4 sec pressure on the OFF button necessary). The first case was interesting, I have 4 external HDDs, one has an issue with the USB 3.0 so I can only use it through a USB 2.0 cable, and curiously that one was the only one working; so I guess the problem was with the 3.0. I've encountered these two problems but I had enough.I decided to downgrade to version CDCN52WW. In order to do that, you need to enter the BIOS (press F2, reaaaally early on the boot process or you miss your moment) and find the setting where you can allow to downgrade the BIOS, if you don't do that the installer (CDCN52WW.exe) will refuse to install the BIOS claiming that the version installed is newer.After reinstalling version CDCN52WW all the problems went away.Someone at LENOVO should take a look at this update, I checked the changelog and not much has changed so, unless the modification was unmentioned, the thing that messed with all this was one ... Read more

Answer:Ideapad Y700 new firmware CDCN53WW is a disaster

I also had freeze like that with new bios but I also had some with older one, I hope they can fix this 

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Just curious, it doesn't really affect my life in any way.  Except, of course, I would like better support from lenovo for open-source linux efforts.  I am interested in feedback from the designers as I'm interested in business and engineering and that sort of thing.   Thinkwiki reports that the sl series has an ideapad firmware, which explains why thinkpad_acpi in linux doesn't work right and various other things like shock protection.  So, I guess it's similar to an Ideapad U330?  They share the same intel chipset. http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/CategoryL300  and...http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=68882&sid=69c068595f0d142f96bfb9faa6bb2d8f   If this is true, why does lenovo need two firmware codebases for the same chipset (T series also uses GM45), and why did they borrow from the ideapad line instead of other thinkpads to develop the firmware for sl-series?  Interesting, no?  Isn't it extra cost? Or do they have competing BIOS developers working for them?  Also, will this affect thinkpad lines in the future? if this is top-secret or something, I understand.  P.S.  I really like my SL300, and I'm comfortable thinking that it's a Thinkpad, but I can see where some people differ on that.  I don't want to have that argument. Message Edited by garytr23 on 12-07-2008 11:35 AM





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i have lenovo ideapad 300. when i tried to booting from usb it is not working and the bios  missing i have tried everything but i got nothing. i  am using window 10 pro. so i request you to please help me to boot from usb drive.

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Hi guys !I have a problem with my battery, it doesn't charge. I know why, it is explained in this post: Lenovo Z400 Battery plugged in not charging problem When i try to setup the update, it fails. Here i attach a screenshot: Thank you in advance.

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i have lenovo ideapad 300. when i tried to booting from usb it is not working and the bios  missing i have tried everything but i got nothing. i  am using window 10 pro. so i request you to please help me to boot from usb drive.

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HiI am trying to install (http://mobilesupport.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/DS035310)but I get this message:                  there are no attached batteries that require a frimware update. current battery code is : 0003-800A-0010-80A3 plz help me.thanks

Answer:IdeaPad z500 BATTERY FIRMWARE UPGRADE failed

any fix?

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I have a Lenovo Ideapad Z400 that was bought in 1st-2nd week of May, 2013. I have a problem that started on May 21, 2013, my laptop battery suddenly drops from 25% to 6%. I've read some posts that it requires firmware update to work normally.. This is the site
 

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS035310

 
Is there any steps needed while performing this Upgrade? Is it safe? Will it fix my problem?  By the way, I'm here in Philippines and the Ideapad Z400 was bought by my uncle somewhere in Saudi Arabia, and he delivered it to me when he got back here. I started using the laptop on May 8, 2013. Thanks..
 

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Subject says it all, at seemingly random times my S10 now turns off, the wireless light stays on, but no screen, power/charge light, etc.  This happens with and without the power adapter plugged in, and has happened 4 times since updating 3 days ago.  It hasn't happened when I'm using it, twice when it was idle (It makes a great alarm clock at 3am) and twice when waking it from sleep. In order to turn it back on I need to hold down the power button to hard reset, unplugging power adapter doesnt help, battery has a full charge. Anyone else having this issue?  It's stock except upgraded memory (1gb DDR2 667), which I swapped out to make sure it wasnt causing the issue.  This never happened with the old firmware.  I don't see anyway to downgrade it to the old firmware either.. Original S10 ordered in august, shipped in early Oct (Mft Date 9/25/08), 512mb/80gb 10.2" running the included XP home. http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/lenovo/drivers/2412/5696.html   was firmware update.  Applied because the boot-on-one key recovery button was annoying.  Update applied fine, rebooted, everything else seems fine.Message Edited by jonthompson on 11-29-2008 02:25 PMMessage Edited by jonthompson on 11-29-2008 02:27 PM

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad S10 - Powers off and beeps nonstop after firmware update

Yes, this happened to my brand new machine today as well. Did you find a solution?

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On the task bar my audio symbol has a red x next to it.  When I place the curser over the audio symbol it displays the message "No Audio Output Device is installed".  I have downloaded The Realtek driver and after installing the driver I got the message "The driver installation wizard successfully scanned your machine but did not find any device to be updated".  I ran the device manager and it does not list a device for audio/sound/speaker.  I have not removed any hardware from my computer and the sound was working before the firmware update 2.23.0.  I had the same problem several months ago after an update and I downloaded the driver and it corrected the problem.  My computer is under warranty so where do I get it fixed?

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Dear Lenovo, After perusing the recent 2016/2017 comments by multiple users on similar posts about Ideapad Z510 battery from across locations/countries - it appears that the firmware that you had issued last year - has somehow got overwritten / superceded maybe in either late 2016  or early 2017 by some more recent/latest updates. I am writing from India and facing the same probem that the battery is showing 100% and then going off almost immediately. This probem had fortunately got solved last year when you had issued a firmware update - but now when i am trying to use the same files again - it basically conveys that "no battery available to update" because that particular firmware is already applied on our laptop. Hence, can you please release newer firmware update for this same issue -  using a z510 system having current till-date updates for different OS - win 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 - same way as you have released for thinkpad series of laptops too on the weblink - http://support.lenovo.com/in/en/downloads/ds001322 Come to think of it - that if a fully working battery is being "prompted" as weak and "need to buy" - but actually is a fully functioning hardware - isnt it a bit of a letdown for your users??? - what to say of  some who might have already bought and replaced with newer replacement batteries - which is actually a completely avoidable cost? I am sure you need to resolve this issue soon so as to restore c... Read more

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Got a notice from Lenovo updates about a hard-drive update. Went ahead and updated the firmware. Now my laptop randomly freezes and is sluggish. Is there anyway to downgrade the hdd's firmware?

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   My laptop use Phoenix 89CN25WW and now I want to have a BIOS file of Lenovo Ideapad S410p (touch) or Lenovo Ideapad S510p (touch) to repair the error because BIOS of my laptop was corrupted BIOS firmware    Please help me !    Thank you so much for your support !  Click here for image   Mod's Edit: Image(s) converted to link(s) due to size.  Photos are limited to 100k size per forum guidelines.                     Please refer to About Posting Pictures for more information.

Answer:[Lenovo Ideapad S410p] Help me ! Please ! BIOS of my laptop was corrupted BIOS firmware

Unfortunately the Lenovo Download library does not have BIOS updates available for either of the models you have listed.  What you might do is a search on the Internet to see if a website like BIOS Mods has something available.

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Hi, I suddenly encountered a battery problem in my laptop, IdeaPad Y510P. It seems like other folks have the same problem in Ideapad series.   When I plug in a charger, the laptop shows that battery is charing but, it never goes above 7% (w/ max battery life mode). According to Energy Management, battery status is fine.  After searching similar issues, I think it may be a problem with firmware, but I was not able to find a firmware update for IdeaPad series, Windows 8.1.... I have been using my laptop over a year, but never had this problem before. Can you please guide me through how to fix this issue?  Thanks for your help..! 

Answer:IdeaPad battery firmware problem (not charging. battery status is fine)

Taehyung wrote:Hi, I suddenly encountered a battery problem in my laptop, IdeaPad Y510P. It seems like other folks have the same problem in Ideapad series.   When I plug in a charger, the laptop shows that battery is charing but, it never goes above 7% (w/ max battery life mode). According to Energy Management, battery status is fine.  After searching similar issues, I think it may be a problem with firmware, but I was not able to find a firmware update for IdeaPad series, Windows 8.1.... I have been using my laptop over a year, but never had this problem before. Can you please guide me through how to fix this issue?  Thanks for your help..! As suggested in your other posting before making a final conclusion that it is a defective battery firmware, can you try to uninstall the Energy management program? After that reboot and install it back and see if there is a difference specially on the battery status. Also basing on your statement that the unit is with you for more than a year and you have not encountered any problem except recently it would seem that a battery replacement might be in order. Again before jumping into conclusion check the ac adapter and battery based on the procedure given in your hardware maintenance manual.

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Hi Guys,I have a Lenovo ideapad Z510 (built-in battery) using windows 10 and Lenovo vantage is installed. How can i perfom a gauge battery reset please?The problem i'm facing now is that the battery percentage isn't accurate, it stucks at a percentage for example 99% , so the system doesn't recognise that the battery drains and suddenly it dies !! without any alerts or keeping my work as well !!i tried the firmware update tool but it keep saying that no updates for attached battery. And i searched alot about how to perform a gauge reset but nothing available for this version of lenovo vantage. I also tried charging in BIOS mode for 10 mins and discharging for another 10 and repeating this process 3 times but nothing changed.So please any help!

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Hi Guys,I have a Lenovo ideapad Z510 (built-in battery) using windows 10 and Lenovo vantage is installed. How can i perfom a gauge battery reset please?The problem i'm facing now is that the battery percentage isn't accurate, it stucks at a percentage for example 99% , so the system doesn't recognise that the battery drains and suddenly it dies !! without any alerts or keeping my work as well !!i tried the firmware update tool but it keep saying that no updates for attached battery. And i searched alot about how to perform a gauge reset but nothing available for this version of lenovo vantage. I also tried charging in BIOS mode for 10 mins and discharging for another 10 and repeating this process 3 times but nothing changed.So please any help!

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Hi,I own an Ideapad Z-500 notebook with Win 8.1 pro.My battery is at locked at 59% of charge and even if i connect the power plug it doesn't charge any more.I had the same problem a few months ago and I run run the "Battery Firmware Update" i found here:http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds035310It worked for then, but now I have the same problem once again and firmware update doesnt work anymore because my firmware is already up to date.Any solution?ThankyouAlessio













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Answer:Ideapad Z-500 - Battery firmware updated but still battery not charging

hi Aledef,
 
If you have the Lenovo Energy Management installed, can you check the following:
 
1. For Windows 7:
Ensure that Maximum Battery Life is selected
 
For Windows 8:
Ensure that Conservation Mode is disabled.
 
2. Uninstall the Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method under the Device Manager > Battery
   - Link to picture
 
When finished, reboot the machine and observe if the battery is now charing above 59%. If the problem remains, try charging the battery while the computer (about 30mins) and see if it goes pass the 59% mark.
 
If the problem persists, I recommend you contact lenovo on how to go about getting a replacement battery.
 
Support phone list
 
 
Regards

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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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HelloLaptop Lenovo IdeaPad V580c (59-387366)Laptop Lenovo IdeaPad V580CA (59-381121)Laptop Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 (59-371606)there the video card nVidia GeForce GT 740M, 2 GB. What sort of Memory Bus Width? 64 or 128?What about Laptop Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 N4F76RT Black (http://shop.lenovo.ua/notebooks/Lenovo-ThinkPad-Edge-E530-N4F76RT.html#characteristics). What is Memory Bus Width?

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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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Hi ,
 
 
       We purchased 3 lenovo ideapad 110-15ISK Laptops (ideapad). in that i installed windows 7 professional os. i am trying to incre,decrease screen brightness(fn+f11,fn+f12). but brightness control buttons not working. how to control brighness part.Now brightness is very high. Because of this brightness i am getting eye pain. So Please provide me solution for brightness control. my mail id : ******@Gmail.com.
 
Mod's Edit: Email address removed from public view to protect owner from email harvesters.
 
 
 
Thanks. 
 

Answer:i am using lenovo ideapad 110-15ISK Laptop (ideapad) .. brightness buttons not working.

jagadeeshn wrote:i am trying to incre,decrease screen brightness(fn+f11,fn+f12). but brightness control buttons not working.I installed Windows 7 on my 700-15ISK, and the following version of the Lenovo "Energy Manager" application allowed the F12/F12 keys to control screen brightness: http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/gb/en/downloads/DS100173 If that does not work for you, you can control the screen brightness in Windows "Control Panel": (1) Click "Start" > "Control Panel" > "Display" > "Adjust brightness" (left side menu). (2) At the bottom of the screen there is a "Screen brightness" slider control. Drag that left or right to decrease or increase the brightness of the screen. -- from CyberSimian in the UK  

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Hi all,Is there any chance to influence Lenovo about BIOS update wchich would turn on VT support (and some other BIOS settings)? Is there anyone who could pull some strings, whisper few words here and there and get it done I think all IdeaPads owners would greatly appreciate such an update (Anyone agree with me? ).





Ideapad Y530; P9500 @ 2.53 GHz; 250 GB 7200 rpm HDD; 4 GB OCZ RAM, nVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS

Answer:[IdeaPad Y530]Lenovo please TURN ON VT Support in IdeaPad line.

Call tech support and let them know that it is not acceptable that VT is not supported in the BIOS.

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Hi
 
I got a 2nd hand Lenovo Ideapad 100S. It came with Win10 installed but had someone elses profile and data. 
(I am not sure if it originally had Win8.1 when it was shipped, there is no rollback option anymore)
 
My preference is to wipe the current installation completely by downloading Win10 and installing a clean copy off USB. 
 
I also usually prefer to delete all partitions, including recovery because future reinstallations can be done from scratch via USB. (I don't need the option of reinstalling from recovery partitions , the extra space is more important)
 
I see a warning in the user guide however .....
"Do not delete or modify the Recovery Partition on a WIMBoot-enabled computer. If the Recovery Partition is deleted or modified, you may not be able to restore Windows to the factory status. For computer models on which WIMBoot is enabled, deleting the Recovery Partition may cause Windows to fail to start. How can I determine whether the Windows running on my computer is WIMBoot enabled? WIMBoot technology is normally enabled on copies of Windows 10 Update running on SSD (or eMMC) -only computer models."
 
What is the best way to do this?

Install a clean copy and remove the partition by booting off a USB, or should I not do this?
Via Settings: settings > Recovery > Reset this PC > Remove everything, or
settings > Recovery > advanced startup > Reinstall from USB

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Answer:Ideapad 100s - Win10 clean installation on ideapad...

 Hi larrens , 
 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
It's a good thing you posted first before proceeding with any clean installation. 
Not sure what the Machine Number is to verify the details and specifications of your system.
 
But if you have a pc with a Windows Image Boot (or WIMBoot) you may not want to choose a clean installation. 
This new deployment of installation is compressing part of a big OS file so that you can have an operating system that can only take small spaces intended for small storages (SSD).
 
Best option to wipe out previous owners profile is a have a fresh out of the box image is using the Puch button Factory reset (Novo key similar to Item 7 page 1). Simply shutdown the system and use the button to turn on, System Recovery option would provide One key recovery from initial backup to do it. 
 
WIM boot are usually created thru OEM depot authorized by Microsoft . DIY for WIMboot maybe a bit complicated.
Click on underlined links for further review. 
 
Hope this answered your query.
Update us. 
 
 
Regards

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Ho Comprato un'IdeaPad 100: il volume di dell'altoparlante e Basso RISPETTO un calcolatore di un altro Lenovo bis del calcolatore di Altre Marche, vorrei Sapere se Qualcuno ha LO STESSO Problema. Grazie.
 
Google translated from Italian to English......
 
I Bought un'IdeaPad 100 : the volume of the speaker and Basso RESPECT one computer to another computer in a Lenovo Other brands , I would like to know if anyone has the same problem . Thank you.
 
Mod's Edit:  Since this is an English forum you may get a better response by posting in English.  Readers have a tendency to avoid posting in threads which require translation.
 
Modifica del Mod : Dal momento che questo Ť un forum inglese si puÚ ottenere una migliore risposta inviando in lingua inglese . I lettori hanno la tendenza ad evitare distacco in fili che necessitano di traduzione.

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Can I use the Lenovo IdeaPad 65W AC adapter with my new Y560?  The IdeaPad 65W AC adapter is smaller, better for travel.CliffordS













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Answer:IdeaPad Y560 and the Lenovo IdeaPad 65W AC adapter

 

 
check its compatibility first.

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Hi,
I have Lenovo Ideapad 300-15ISK type/model 80Q700DRSC.
I want to update BIOS, so I downloaded D5CN47WW. In text file it is written that this is BIOS for my computer.
Everything seems fine but when I execute BIOS exe file it says that this is BIOS for Lenovo Paris 300 notebook!
What Paris now? I tried to google but only can find Paris in France.
I am user of Lenovo notebooks for many years (from IBM ThinkPads to this days) but when txt Readme file said
this is update for your computer, it was! This is confusing for me so I cancelled update.
Can anybody explain this mistery?
Thanks in advance
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 
 

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Hi, I'm looking for a laptop for college that can also run some games.  I'm not hoping to run Crysis on high or anything...I just want to be able to have Portal, TF2, etc. look moderately good and play without lag.  I've found 2 laptops that look promising, but need help deciding. First is the Z580 21512KU model (about $770 on Amazon):-Intel Core_i5_3210M Processor 2.5GHz (3MB Cache)-6 GB DIMM RAM-750GB 5400rpm Hard Drive-NVIDIA GT630M 1GB DDR3 Then we have the Y570 ($750 on Lenovo's online shop):-i7-2670QM Processor( 2.2GHz 1333MHz 6MB)-8.0GB PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM 1333 MHz-1TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive-NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M 1GB Which one will be able to run my games better?  The Y570 seems like a better deal (larger hard drive, more RAM, i7 over i5), but I've heard that the .3 GHz difference in processor speed makes the i5 better.  Is this true?  Also, which graphics card will be better?  All in all, which is a better bang for my buck? Thanks!













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Answer:IdeaPad Z580 vs. IdeaPad Y570?

Hi, I was exactly in the same dilemma; they are both priced very similarly. I opted for z580 because of several reasons. Y570 gets hotter overal. The i7 processor makes absolutely no difference in games; it's only useful for video editing. The 555M graphics card in the Y570 is the nerfed version of the card, which makes it performance wise similar to the GT 630M:http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-555M.41933.0.html(96 cores 753MHz (GF108), 128Bit GDDR5, e.g. Lenovo Y570p / Y560p)The hood on the Z580 looks way better (personal preference).The z580 has Ivy Bridge.Also, the screen on the z580 is a little better (AUO vs SEC on Y570). Bottom line: I'm very happy with my choice. Excellent build quality and decent performance. The screen is one of the best 1366x768 screens I've seen.I've played the following games so far:Crysis 2 on gamer settings, average 30 fpsshift 2 on high settings, 30-50 fpsmax payne 3 on medium, average 30+ fpsthe witcher 2, low settings, average 30 fps.modern warfare 3, high 40 fps Hope this helps

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hi all,i am facing issues with my keyboard as number 4 is getting typed continously and i cant stop it  (number 4 on keyboard not on numberpad). also i am unable to type upper case letters, as once i hold the shift key the cursor travers backwards and stops at the first word. plz helpi have tried below points:i have tried reinstalling windows which didnt work.there is no dust setteled on keyboard.please help.

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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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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

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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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 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: 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: 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: DVD firmware

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

Answer:DVD firmware

click here

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Question: DVD-RW firmware?

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

Answer:DVD-RW firmware?

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

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Question: 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 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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Question: firmware

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

Answer:firmware

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

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Question: What is firmware

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: 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: 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: HDD firmware

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

Answer:HDD firmware

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

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

Answer:Firmware?

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

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Question: 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: firmware

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

Answer:firmware

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

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Question: firmware

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

Answer:firmware

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

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Question: 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: 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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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

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

Answer:Looking for Firmware for DI-614+

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

Answer:Firmware only or Firmware with 8.1?

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

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Question: DVD+/-RW firmware

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

Answer:DVD+/-RW firmware

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

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Question: what is firmware?

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

Answer:what is firmware?

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

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Question: firmware

i 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: what is firmware

what does firmware do

Answer:what is firmware

click here

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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: dd-wrt firmware

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

Answer:dd-wrt firmware

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Question: [Firmware] Upgrade

Event Viewer has been reporting limited processor speed due to inferior firmware on all processors.

Running Win7-Ult and CPUs are 4x Intel i5 2.4's, got the laptop from Cyberpower PC; think it was manufactured by Asus.

Have to run, let me know what other information would be required.

Weak response trends on the boards here, but this forum was good to me in the past.

Thanks all. You're fantastic human beings.
~H.-

Answer:[Firmware] Upgrade

See this article: Event 37: The speed of processor # in group # is being limited by system firmware

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Question: firmware sites?

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

Answer:firmware sites?

Have a look at VideoHelp.

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I have installed Open Wrt Bin file on my WR703N Mini portable wifi device. After that it doesn't broadcast WiFi Signals. But Through the LAN cable and using ftp i can connect the Flash memory. Please anyone can help me to Update to my Old Firmware version using FTP. I have my old firmware version's bin file. Pls help to me.
 

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I received my router with the 1.11 firmware. Has anyone had any experience with later firmware versions? D-Link just released v 1.22. Is it worth flashing to the newer versions? Any benefits over the older version? Any problems with SecureSpot?

Thanks for the insight.
 

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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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I have a WRT54G with the tomato firmware and i don't see anything about 802.1x and DD-WRT says it supports it but i can't find anything about it, i am looking to setup a 802.1x network for my wireless network here in my house, does anyone know a cheap router that supports this?
 

Answer:802.1X on tomato/DD-WRT firmware

You might need OpenWRT for this, though there may be DD-WRT builds including these kinds of tools.
 

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Question: Dlink Firmware.

I tired a search before but wasn't getting the right stuff. Same with google. Perhaps I am just being daft, but anywho, to the question at hand.

Do DLink Routers have 3rd Firmware like Many Linksys Routers have? If so, could someone please point me in the general direction? Thanks. Google, is not an acceptable answer The initial firmware that comes with it simply baffles me.

Thanks again
 

Answer:Dlink Firmware.

It depends on the router, and mainly what OS it's running. For example, there is custom firware for the DSL-G604 because it's running MontaVista linux to support the TI AR7 dsl chipset, but other Dlink routers may run other types of embedded OS which don't easily support 3rd party firmware design.

Likewise, the Linksys WRT54G and its variants are running a linux based OS, but other products such as the BEFSR41, while somewhat similar in hardware architecture, don't run the same OS which isn't as flexible to 3rd party modifications.

So it really depends what OS the product is running as to the easy of developing and installing custom firmware.
 

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Hi, I have a firmware update for my Sony DVD-RW-DW-U50A Drive in my Quadra DTS Pro, This was sent to me from mobile support. However I don't know what to do with it and how to install it. Can anyone help please.Ta, DennisGrandad D

Answer:How to do a firmware update?

you need to be careful regarding firmware as other members on here have posted you can end up with a useless dvdrw

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Question: WRT54G2 Firmware

Is there any open source firmware for these routers yet? Something like Tomato or DD-WRT? I cant seem to find anything for it so if anyone has any recommendations or advice I would appreciate it.

Its Version 1.5 I believe but Im not positive on that. Ill check when I get home.
 

Answer:WRT54G2 Firmware

DD-WRT supports the WRT54G2. Its a bit picky and doesn't use a standard method for loading the firmware, but build 13064 runs just fine. Only downside is you are limited to micro due to only 2MB of flash memory.

http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Linksys_WRT54G2
 

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Question: Upgrading firmware

I want to upgrade the firmware for my LG dvd writer 4040b which is ver A104.I see on the lg site ver300 & ver 301. DO I have to update to 300 before 301 or can I go straight for 301?

Answer:Upgrading firmware

You should just be able to go straight for 301 but make sure you do it right or it will brake the drive,i flashed my cd/rw couple months ago with no ill effects.Some you need to do in dos others can be done from windows.Regards

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Could anyone help me please?I want to put new firmware on my NEC 1100 dvd=rw,and I know where to get it but I don`t know how to install it,if this is the right word.NEC website dosen`t help,many thanks.

Answer:firmware "flashing" how to

there is usually a tutorial on the download siteif there is not,its hard to say but any i have done are just like a bios flash,ie/download and copy to a floppy disk and boot from it,follow instructions.be careful,if you get the wrong one or do it incorrectly,its bye bye dvd drive.try click here

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Hi All
Not strictly a pc related question but help required have updated firmware on philips tv as recommended on philips site via usb stick via download to pc tv said all was good when i uploaded it but tv now not working properly has anyone else had any experience of this ?

Answer:philips tv firmware

Yep. I had to scrap the TV.
Updating the firmware in my case was non-reversible. Not a good idea.

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Question: WRT54G Firmware

Hey guys.
After some thinking on the matter, I've come to the decision that I'll at least TRY to keep my wrt54g and get it working. However, I've heard a bunch of talk about using aftermarket firmware. I was wondering what one you guys would recommend. I've seen stuff about both Sveasoft firmwares, as well as several others. I'm in the dark as to what to go with.

Any advice?
-Ghent
 

Answer:WRT54G Firmware

Sveasoft - if you want a lot of features and a fruity GUI
OpenWRT - if you want even more feature but a command line interface (unix users tend to like this one)
HyperWRT - if you only want increased TX power over the stock firmware
DD-WRT - if you like the Sveasoft firmware but think the guy that runs the company is an ass (he is)

Also, if you have a version 4 unit, you're pretty much stuck with openwrt.
 

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Question: Firmware update

Dear Users,
Netgear WGR614 v7
Please advise on why I can't update the firmware. Every time I get the message that the upgrade has failed.

Arturo
 

Answer:Firmware update

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i have an emerson mp3 player and the firmware is shot for the most part so i was hoping to take a copy of it to try and alter it well keeping a copy on my computer in case i ever need to reload the firmware

or i would love a link to a firmware copy to fix the player

ps:the problems with it started when the battery died in the middle of playing music on day
 

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Question: firmware update

how do i update my firmware
 

Answer:firmware update

Visit the manufacturer's website and see whether they have a firmware update for your device. Also, look for instructions on their website for updating firmware.
 

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Question: Router Firmware

I am wondering what firmware I can flash on my new Hitrontech modem for extra security.
 

Answer:Router Firmware

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I have a SpeedTouch 530 modem router and have just downloaded new firmware (version 4.2.5, as it happens). It is a .bin file. Stupid question: what do I do now? Is there a Windows file I should be pasting it into? Am I supposed to open it? - but when clicked the file doesn't open because there is no program available to do it. There is no guidance in the manual. Ideas welcome.

Answer:Installing firmware

This may help click here

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Question: Bios Firmware V5

ANY ONE out there if you can read and you can see .. Is there a proper firmware update for the Aspire V5-552G laptop (AMD model) to fix the screen card issue , the laptop is running mostly on its onboard screen card despite the fact it has an secondary screen HD8750 card build into the laptop, the previous older A8 model ran better/faster/smoother with the two screen cards why was the new sytem downgraded , and dont tell me software is gonna solve this issue cause its not ive done the tests and played with multiple drivers , dont tell me the laptop is faulty cause its not other wise it would have been in the bin by now and dont tell me acer didnt know what they where doing when they designed this model they had Asus help build this laptop model V5series , AMD has a lot of potantial just waiting to be unlocked , as for the bios is not the brightes , limited support , ..... ,start at the heart. Look at it this way you guys have to up you laptop/notebook/tablet game , the wold is moving to a mobile generation. Many Thank DK

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Does anyone know where I can get a download firmware update for a Sonicwall Pro 320 - wbesides from going through the support.sonicwall.com.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Firmware for Sonicwall Pro 320

Why not go through the support.sonicwall.com site? Thats where I get my updates to my sonicwall.
 

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