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    Default Flashing (updating) the Firmware on your DVD Burner // Currently Work in Progress

    Flashing the Firmware on your DVD Burner

    All CD/DVD Roms and Re-Writers have Firmware. Firmware is a small piece of software code that is stored on a chip within the Optical Drive and can be updated by the user. When a new drive comes onto the market it is likely it will work with the media available at that time. However as technology advances the Media manufacturers are producing Media for higher burn speeds and also using different Media ID's. To allow your Drive to be able to use these new Media's the Drive Maunfacturers release a new Firmware which generally allows better compatability with more Media types.


    Important ----- make sure before you start any Firmware updates that the Drive to be updated DOES NOT have any discs in it. It is probably worth while turning off your Decrypter during this as well.


    Unless you know what you are doing it is always best to get the update firmware direct from the Drive manufacturers web site.

    I will include the how to for the following brands as they are the most popular on the forum. Clicking on the Manufacturers name will take you to their firmware site.


    NOTE - As with any kind of update there is always a chance that it will fail and your Drive may become unusable so I take no responsability if this happens

    Also If you decide to use Firmware that is not supported by the manufacturer then this will void any warranty your dive might have.




    BENQ
    HP
    LG
    LITE-ON
    MAD-DOG
    NEC
    PIONEER - Then click on the Firmware link at the left.
    PLEXTOR
    SAMSUNG
    SONY
    Last edited by shannon90210; Sep 16th, 2006 at 10:51 AM. Reason: update
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    Default PIONEER Firmware

    I have chosen to use a Pioneer DVR-109 for this one

















    Alex

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    Pioneer DVR-109 & DVR-112, LG GSA-H55N, Benq EW164B, Lite-on SHM165H6S, NEC 4551


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    Default BENQ Firmware

    For this guide I am using a BENQ EW164B (USB) Drive


































    Alex

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    1ClickDVD Copy, 1ClickDVD Copy Pro, 1Click DVDTOIPOD & 1ClickDVDConvertor with DVD43.....oh and Anydvd as backup just incase
    Pioneer DVR-109 & DVR-112, LG GSA-H55N, Benq EW164B, Lite-on SHM165H6S, NEC 4551


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    Default BENQ Firmware

    For this guide I am using a BENQ EW164B (USB) Drive


































    Alex

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    1ClickDVD Copy, 1ClickDVD Copy Pro, 1Click DVDTOIPOD & 1ClickDVDConvertor with DVD43.....oh and Anydvd as backup just incase
    Pioneer DVR-109 & DVR-112, LG GSA-H55N, Benq EW164B, Lite-on SHM165H6S, NEC 4551


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    Default Sony Firmware

    For the purpose of this guide I am using a SONY DW-G121A (USB) drive and HYS3 Firmware


























    Alex

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    1ClickDVD Copy, 1ClickDVD Copy Pro, 1Click DVDTOIPOD & 1ClickDVDConvertor with DVD43.....oh and Anydvd as backup just incase
    Pioneer DVR-109 & DVR-112, LG GSA-H55N, Benq EW164B, Lite-on SHM165H6S, NEC 4551


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    Default LITEON Firmware

    For this guide I am using a LITEON SHM-165H6S and HS0D firmware


























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    1ClickDVD Copy, 1ClickDVD Copy Pro, 1Click DVDTOIPOD & 1ClickDVDConvertor with DVD43.....oh and Anydvd as backup just incase
    Pioneer DVR-109 & DVR-112, LG GSA-H55N, Benq EW164B, Lite-on SHM165H6S, NEC 4551


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    Default NEC Firmware

    For this guide I am using an NEC 4550 and Version 1.08 Firmware























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    1ClickDVD Copy, 1ClickDVD Copy Pro, 1Click DVDTOIPOD & 1ClickDVDConvertor with DVD43.....oh and Anydvd as backup just incase
    Pioneer DVR-109 & DVR-112, LG GSA-H55N, Benq EW164B, Lite-on SHM165H6S, NEC 4551


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