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Help....1620 OEM File needed

Postby jberry on Tue Nov 09, 2004 10:40 am

Just got a 1620 from a colleague for $20....yah....but I need to cross flash to retial as it is OEM (firmwar g7c9).

Check this out:

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showpost.php?p ... stcount=15

I need the step 1.....the downgrade to 1600. File does not seem to be available. Is there a mirror for "step1: ( G7K9 -> DW1600 firmware )
http://planet.time.net.my/KLCC/yangxi/B5G9.zip" anywhere...or can you email to ronspencer23@yahoo.com?

thanks....gotta try this drive out
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Postby Ian on Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:11 am

No offense.. but why don't you ask at CD Freaks?
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Postby jberry on Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:14 am

no offence taken!!!!!

I just find this forum has been a bit "better", oh I just like it here more and I am excited about my deal

Will try there too
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Postby Hef on Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:21 am

Sent. :D
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Postby Ian on Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:25 am

Hef, please send it to me as well. I'll mirror it for others.
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Postby jberry on Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:29 am

thanks for your great efforts....but it is step one that I need. If well get all we may want to think about mirroring it all;

again step 1 is:

step1: ( G7K9 -> DW1600 firmware )


thanks for your step 2 post though =D>
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Postby Hef on Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:33 am

Ok step 1 sent. sorry.
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:34 am

maybe you can find this firmware at www.rpc1.org
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:35 am

oops..wasn't quick enough #-o
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Postby Hef on Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:38 am

Make sure your drive is at G7K9 when you do the step 1 cross flash.
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Postby jberry on Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:52 am

thanks much!!!! =D>


Should be fun to see how this all works with faster recording etc. Hopefully this drive works as well as all the reviews say.
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Postby uknown1234 on Wed Nov 10, 2004 10:40 am

I believe tdb has firmware b7p9 as a cvt file. it might be quicker to flash with tdb's dos flasher and the cvt file, if it allows to be flashed like that.
just for futrure reference.
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Postby krkdnose on Wed Nov 10, 2004 12:31 pm

uknown1234 wrote:I believe tdb has firmware b7p9 as a cvt file.


Do you have a link? I don't see it anywhere.
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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Nov 10, 2004 2:19 pm

http://tdb.rpc1.org/

but i don't see that firmware there.
just a cvt firmware flasher
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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Nov 10, 2004 4:19 pm

yeah, they do have something like that.

read this topic at rpc1:
http://forum.rpc1.org/viewtopic.php?t=30870
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Postby jberry on Wed Nov 10, 2004 4:25 pm

Thanks...but the firmware I got is cool...what an awesome drive...LG could learn something form Benq
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Postby Ian on Wed Nov 10, 2004 4:52 pm

I finally got around to putting that firmware online (thanks Hef!):

B5G9

G7K9
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Postby 7-endless on Wed Nov 10, 2004 5:48 pm

From reading this thread, I take it that the OEM DW1620 cannot be flashed unless this is done? (Sorry for the n00b question as I am not too familiar with the Benq drives but am thinking of getting this one)

Also, is the B7P9 firmware at tdb the same as the B7P9 that was released on benq.com yesterday?
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Nov 10, 2004 7:10 pm

some OEM BenQ models seem to have the retail firmware it seems. Mine did at least.

I don't know about the dangerous brother's firmware, but it seems the same. They may have unlocked portions of it though (like rip speed?).
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Postby Dartman on Wed Nov 10, 2004 9:51 pm

My Digital Research drive was a retail firmwared BenQ 1600 also when I got it from Offfice Depot. So it might be luck of the draw and what box it's in, mine just gets better with every firmware update.
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