Old 15-09-2006   #1
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Sony AW-G170A Firmware 1.71 firmware available

The first Optiarc firmware is available. It's the 1.71 firmware for the Sony AW-G170A - an Optiarc AD-7170A OEM firmware. Original and RPC1 firmwares are available at the moment. Bitsetting patches may follow later.

A really big thanks has to go to TDB again.
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Re: Sony AW-G170A Firmware 1.71 firmware available

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A really big thanks has to go to TDB again.
And ScorpioSoft for that matter, who tried a considerable number of test applications.

A flashing application should be forthcoming shortly...

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Re: Sony AW-G170A Firmware 1.71 firmware available

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And ScorpioSoft for that matter, who tried a considerable number of test applications.


Is it possible for someone to upload me those firmwares because I still have troubles downloading from Liggy's site.
Upload address: www.micheldeboer.nl/upload.html
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Re: Sony AW-G170A Firmware 1.71 firmware available

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And ScorpioSoft for that matter, who tried a considerable number of test applications.
And Dee also had to run (and will still have to run some more) applications that sometimes even made her PC hang.

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A flashing application should be forthcoming shortly...
I guess you will be faster than me - but dumping is already implemented in Binflash.
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Re: Sony AW-G170A Firmware 1.71 firmware available

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Is it possible for someone to upload me those firmwares because I still have troubles downloading from Liggy's site.
Upload address: www.micheldeboer.nl/upload.html
Ok, just uploaded to you. Although I messed up on the file name and called it a Sony "SW" instead of "AW".

UPDATE Oops, sorry I didn't see you already have it on your website.
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UPDATE Oops, sorry I didn't see you already have it on your website.
Just the links to Liggy's page Thanks for the firmwares
Did you see the 7173 firmware?

Update: Just updated the links so you can also download the firmwares from my site.
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Re: Sony AW-G170A Firmware 1.71 firmware available

What we need the official firmware for the 7173 if we already have it?
It's not ironic in no way, I am sure it is for something I don't understand.
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Re: Sony AW-G170A Firmware 1.71 firmware available

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What we need the official firmware for the 7173 if we already have it?
It's not ironic in no way, I am sure it is for something I don't understand.
RPC1 patches, Bitsetting.
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Re: Sony AW-G170A Firmware 1.71 firmware available

Yes for you this is essential but I can't do anything without your patches.
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Re: Sony AW-G170A Firmware 1.71 firmware available

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Yes for you this is essential but I can't do anything without your patches.
Be patience. In a short while all the stuff will be available.....
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Re: Sony AW-G170A Firmware 1.71 firmware available

No I just want to understand if the original firmware is any good to me except for going back after a patched one.
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Re: Sony AW-G170A Firmware 1.71 firmware available

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Did you see the 7173 firmware?
Saw it . Media tables of SONY DVD RW AW-G170A 1.71 and Optiarc DVD RW AD-7173A 1-01 are identical.
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Saw it . Media tables of SONY DVD RW AW-G170A 1.71 and Optiarc DVD RW AD-7173A 1-01 are identical.
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Re: Sony AW-G170A Firmware 1.71 firmware available

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Saw it . Media tables of SONY DVD RW AW-G170A 1.71 and Optiarc DVD RW AD-7173A 1-01 are identical.
The only difference between 7173 firmwares and the previous x57x firmwares apart from the higher speeds (e.g. 18x) is an increased strategy size for DVD-RAM (102 instead of 98 Bytes) and a slightly modified checksum algorithm. So adding support for these firmwares should be easy for you.
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Re: Sony AW-G170A Firmware 1.71 firmware available

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So adding support for these firmwares should be easy for you.
Already done with a little help from TDB .
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Re: Sony AW-G170A Firmware 1.71 firmware available

I got the test flasher for the 7173 drive from TDB. Maybe if Liggy has a test 7173 firmware (with bitsetting) for the 7173 drive I could test it for him.
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Re: Sony AW-G170A Firmware 1.71 firmware available

Could someone tell me how to install this firmware without burning? I've just bought the Sony AW-G170A but it came with no software so the unit isn't even able to be recognized yet. Help much appreciated
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Could someone tell me how to install this firmware without burning? I've just bought the Sony AW-G170A but it came with no software so the unit isn't even able to be recognized yet. Help much appreciated
There is no need to update the firmware. You also do not need any driver if you are using XP.
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Re: Sony AW-G170A Firmware 1.71 firmware available

Cheers for that. Though after more trawling I'd come to that conclusion and realise that there may be a drive error. It's not being recognised by XP and i get a code 37 error message. If anyone has any ideas...?
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Cheers for that. Though after more trawling I'd come to that conclusion and realise that there may be a drive error. It's not being recognised by XP and i get a code 37 error message. If anyone has any ideas...?
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Re: Sony AW-G170A Firmware 1.71 firmware available

Thanks Though tracked it down to an update installed for my old ASUS drive -I uninstalled the add-on and hey presto!
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Re: Sony AW-G170A Firmware 1.71 firmware available

hi, i'm having a problem with this drive too, it is being acknowledged on the computer and with nero etc but it will not read a single disc, have it set to slave, have tried deleting upper & lower filters but to no avail, anybody got any suggestions? would this firmware help? i am running xp tho so i wouldnt think it'd be a problem
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i know ppl hate double posting, but i've left this over a week, has anyone got any suggestions as to what may be wrong? please help me!
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Try if it boots from a bootable cd or try it in a different PC.
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Re: Sony AW-G170A Firmware 1.71 firmware available

it wont boot a bootable cd, will have to wait til the weekend to try it in another pc, thanks for the quick reply, if there is anything else i can do before then, please let me know.

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