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How to flash rebadged ASUS CRW-5224A cdrw drive?

Postby computation on Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:27 pm

I bought an ASUS CRW5224A cdrw drive(52x24x52x). It's firmware version is
1.20. When I tried to upgrade its firmware, the utility tells me it can't
find the device to upgrade. I guess the reason is, the burner is
recorgonized as "CRW5224A", instead "ASUS CRW5224A". That is, the part
"ASUS" is missing in the name. What I can do for this situation? Thanks.
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Postby dhc014 on Mon Jul 12, 2004 10:12 pm

Can you please post the Show Summary information for the drive from DISCInfo? The flash tool looks extremely easy to modify ;)
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Postby computation on Mon Jul 12, 2004 10:42 pm

Thanks. Here they are. I'll appreciate if you can modify the flash tool.
DISCINFO VERSION : 1.5.5.9
VENDOR :
MODEL : CRW-5224A
REVISION : 1.20
LOADING MECHANISM : Tray
NUMBER VOL. LEVELS : 255
BUFFER SIZE : 2048KB
INTERFACE : ATAPI
RPC2 SCHEME : NO
ANALOG AUDIO PLAY : YES
COMPOSITE OUTPUT : NO
DIGITAL PORT-PORT1 : NO
DIGITAL PORT-PORT2 : NO
READ UPC CODE : YES
MULTISESSION READ : YES
MODE 2 FORM 1 : YES
MODE 2 FORM 2 : YES
READ ISRC CODE : YES
READ BAD CODE : NO
BUFFER UNDER-RUN : YES
MT. RAINIER : NO
CAN READ CDR : YES
CAN READ CDRW : YES
CAN READ CDRM2 : YES
CAN WRITE CDR : YES
CAN WRITE CDRW : YES
CAN TEST WRITE : YES
CAN READ DVD-ROM : NO
CAN READ DVD-R : NO
CAN READ DVD-RW : NO
CAN READ DVD-RAM : NO
CAN READ DVD+R : NO
CAN READ DVD+RW : NO
CAN WRITE DVD-R : NO
CAN WRITE DVD-RW : NO
CAN WRITE DVD-RAM : NO
CAN WRITE DVD+R : NO
CAN WRITE DVD+RW : NO
MAX CDR READ SPEED : 52
MAX CDR WRITE SPEED: 52
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Postby dhc014 on Mon Jul 12, 2004 10:47 pm

Give 'er a try: [Link Removed]
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Postby computation on Mon Jul 12, 2004 11:36 pm

Thanks for your help, dhc014. It's still the same situation though: can't find the device to upgrade.
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Postby dhc014 on Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:06 am

Hmm, looks like it will require a better patcher than I. Sorry. :cry:
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Postby dhc014 on Tue Jul 13, 2004 2:31 am

You can give this one a try: http://codeguys.rpc1.org/temp/CRW5224A_140_forOEM.rar

Thanks fo code65536 for this one! We really don't know if these will work cause we cannot test them ourselves.
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Postby computation on Tue Jul 13, 2004 3:33 pm

dhc014 wrote:You can give this one a try: http://codeguys.rpc1.org/temp/CRW5224A_140_forOEM.rar

Thanks fo code65536 for this one! We really don't know if these will work cause we cannot test them ourselves.

:( Still doesn't work. Thanks for your patience and help. But this one makes a big improvement. No warning msg. It entered the main window.

The problem is, under the "select source" slide menu, there is no drive (or, empty). So I can't select the drive to flash.

Maybe just one more small step. BTW can you make it to flash the drive to a regular "ASUS CRW-5224A" model # so I can apply later ASUS updates? Anyway thanks again. Thanks code65536 also.
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Postby computation on Sat Jul 17, 2004 5:48 pm

Can people help update the firmware further? Thanks.
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Postby Ian on Sat Jul 17, 2004 6:35 pm

Do you have the drive attached to an addon IDE controller or something? What OS? If these updates require DOS, are you flashing from true DOS and not just a command prompt? Have you tried flashing from another computer?
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Postby computation on Fri Jul 23, 2004 4:22 pm

Thanks. Yes I tried to flash from other computers. The flash utility is for windows.
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