Old 19-01-2006   #1
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New BenQ DW1655 Firmware BCDB

Offical Link: http://support.benq.com/files/storag...W1655/BCDB.zip
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Alternative link: http://codeguys.rpc1.org/benq/original/BCDB.zip
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Release Reason
1. Improved the writing quality by updated writing strategy.
2. Improved LightScribe printing quality.
3. Fixed QScan hang issue.


This firmware will kill a 1620/1640 drive. Do not attempt a crossflash to these drives. (see this thread)
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Old 19-01-2006   #2
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Re: New BenQ DW1655 Firmware BCDB

just x-flash my GCAB to this new firmware, every thing seems to be working fine.
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Re: New BenQ DW1655 Firmware BCDB

YUDEN000T02 (Sony 8x DVD+R)
BenQ DW1655 BCDB @12x
SolidBurn On
Overspeed On

Excellent burn quality.
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Re: New BenQ DW1655 Firmware BCDB

Thanks zevia for this update.

Just a warning to all members with BenQ DW1640, this firmware will kill your drive if flashed (on a 1640 using BQFlasher).
Compu won't even boot into DOS.

TDB's BENQCVT (doze) flasher reports "Drive missing or not responding"...
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Re: New BenQ DW1655 Firmware BCDB

Just flashed my GCAB fw 1655 to BCDB using bqflasher 0.7.2 so far so good testing now.
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Re: New BenQ DW1655 Firmware BCDB

Think I'll let others test this one.........lol..........I have a 'retail' drive.......and it burns rather well..........

If it aint broke......dont fix it!

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29th December - last modified??...............hmm
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Re: New BenQ DW1655 Firmware BCDB

BenQ 1655 GCAB crossed to BCDB

SB on OS on WOPC on

ritek R03 8x test nero speed 4.11 create data disc
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Re: New BenQ DW1655 Firmware BCDB

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YUDEN000T02 (Sony 8x DVD+R)
BenQ DW1655 BCDB @12x
SolidBurn On
Overspeed Off

I checked again and Overspeed is indeed off but it wrote at 12x. Nevertheless, the burn quality is excellent.
Can you post the "Disc Info" tab for YUDEN T02 ? Thanks.
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Re: New BenQ DW1655 Firmware BCDB

hey zevia does this fix the verbatim speed problem? i have the retail 1655
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Re: New BenQ DW1655 Firmware BCDB

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hey zevia does this fix the verbatim speed problem? i have the retail 1655
Still says 2.4x in Nero and DVD Identifier.
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Re: New BenQ DW1655 Firmware BCDB

Crossflashed from GCAB (I/O Magic rebadge). Doesn't appear to be any problems. All tabs in QSuite are now available and can finally scan using CD-DVD Speed at a reasonable speed.
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Re: New BenQ DW1655 Firmware BCDB

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YUDEN000T02 (Sony 8x DVD+R)
BenQ DW1655 BCDB @12x
SolidBurn On
Overspeed Off

I checked again and Overspeed is indeed off but it wrote at 12x. Nevertheless, the burn quality is excellent.
remember you do not need overspeed if the Firmware has the 12x write strategies for T02's which BCDB does..to get 16x i beleive you will need overspeed on.
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Re: New BenQ DW1655 Firmware BCDB

I have my BenQ 1655 (I/O magic rebadge) in an external enclosure and use firewire to burn DVDs. Is it still recommended to do the firmware flash with BQFlasher over a USB connection? Has anyone tried flashing over Firewire and got it to work?

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Re: New BenQ DW1655 Firmware BCDB

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Link: http://codeguys.rpc1.org/benq/original/BCDB.zip


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Re: New BenQ DW1655 Firmware BCDB

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@Zevia: I just flashed to BCDB and I am using Yuden000-T02-000 from Rima and they only burn at rated 8x speed with WOPC off SB OFF aand OS OFF> I will post a DVD Indentifer screenshot.
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Re: New BenQ DW1655 Firmware BCDB

alan1476, I guess Nero CD-DVD Speed didn't reset the settings correctly last night. Thanks for pointing that out. Post edited to avoid confusion.
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Re: New BenQ DW1655 Firmware BCDB

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alan1476, I guess Nero CD-DVD Speed didn't reset the settings correctly last night. Thanks for pointing that out. Post edited to avoid confusion.
I thought I got a bad flash or something because I know my Yudens are not fakes, I got them about 1 year ago in bulk from Rima Batch 1133. I thought for sure if you said that they burned at 12X I was doing something wrong.
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remember you do not need overspeed if the Firmware has the 12x write strategies for T02's which BCDB does..to get 16x i beleive you will need overspeed on.
It was a mistake, Jamos. I disabled Overspeed within Nero CD-DVD Speed while the YUDEN000T02 media is in the drive and hit F9 to create data disc. It seems that we need to set Overspeed or SolidBurn in Nero CD-DVD Speed before we insert the disc.
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Firstly sorry pinto2 hope drive is recoverable. However been busy playing around, I don't know if it's the chipset that causes problems. But it's easy to crossflash a 1640, but once done communication appears to cease. So as pinto2 suggests don't do it. For those who are thinking about crossflashing 1650 with BCDB, until there's f/w available to return to a 1650 this is not wise. I've not seen the drive yet, but somoone I know has tried it & now claims the drive is dead. It will be with me over the w/e, I'll keep you informed.
SB/OS enable/disable, just confirmation drive must be empty whether using CD/DVDSpeed or QSuite.
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Re: New BenQ DW1655 Firmware BCDB

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I have my BenQ 1655 (I/O magic rebadge) in an external enclosure and use firewire to burn DVDs. Is it still recommended to do the firmware flash with BQFlasher over a USB connection? Has anyone tried flashing over Firewire and got it to work?

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I flashed an Nec 4550 with a firewire connection and all went smoothly. And yes I used WinDWFlash. As for BenQs I also flashed an external Sony 810UL with a firewire cable and that went smoothly also.
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Re: New BenQ DW1655 Firmware BCDB

I ran the firmware upgrade and my computer froze up like a deer in headlights around 55/60ish percent. I left the computer on for 10 minutes anyways, then turned it off and rebooted.

the firmware shows BCDB, and the drive seems to burn and scan just fine, so I guess i dodged a bullet. Used to upgrade my 1640 firmware everytime a new version came out, and never had that problem. Very wierd.. at least i didn't turn the drive into a paperweight.
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alan1476, I guess Nero CD-DVD Speed didn't reset the settings correctly last night. Thanks for pointing that out. Post edited to avoid confusion.
@Zevia: Do you have any pull with Ala42, I would love to see this firmware supported with MCSE.
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hmm this fw is a bit funky..imagtoolburn says 4x but its burning at 2.4x for Ricoh jpnro1s...now thats just not right.. and yes im in udma 2 mode so that is not the issue..

hmm burn failed..something really wrong with this firmware id say..maybe its ok for faster speed rated disks but for legacy disk support its not the best..
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@Zevia: Do you have any pull with Ala42, I would love to see this firmware supported with MCSE.
ala42 told me that he will add support over the weekend.
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