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Philips DVD8701 - OEM BenQ DW1640?

Postby Ian on Mon Aug 01, 2005 12:18 pm

We pulled a dead Philips DVD8701 out of a Dell GX620 today. According to the label, its made by BenQ. It also had the weird side vent like the DW1640. Anyone know for certain if its an OEM DW1640?
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Re: Philips DVD8701 - OEM BenQ DW1640?

Postby ItalianJob on Mon Aug 01, 2005 3:55 pm

It's a BenQ.

Would have say it's a 1640 without DVD-R DL (firmware update needed) BUT I don't see these two circles (middle right/left of the pic ) on a 1640 retail drive, so ?
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Re: Philips DVD8701 - OEM BenQ DW1640?

Postby ItalianJob on Mon Aug 01, 2005 4:08 pm

From the same source, it is clearly a BenQ 1640 = Philips 1628/1648 for DELL (OEM name) :
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showpost.php?p ... stcount=10
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Postby Ian on Mon Aug 01, 2005 4:25 pm

Yeah, Jan from CD Freaks let me know that its the OEM of the 1628/1648.. which is based on the DW1640.
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Postby vinnie97 on Mon Aug 01, 2005 8:13 pm

Manuf. date of June 2005 and already dead? :o Hopefully, just an anomaly. ;)
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Postby Ian on Mon Aug 01, 2005 8:57 pm

Well, that's not my drive, but yeah.. it came DOA.
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