Ohks, since today heralds the official release of the 1650, we need to start working on a 1640->1650 experiment. I know that the power rating is slightly different - is anyone able game to try the crossflash?
You go 1st You have 3 i have 1.
Edit: Not sure if f/w is available today.
Anyone able to find firmware/dump one?
And … I have three … but not all with me at the moment … can’t really afford to kill one because I love them so dearly … aww
Firmware dump is not possible in BenQ drives.
We need someone with a 1640 and 1650 to compare the internals, layout of the chipsets and such.
I only need a .cvt firmware to try.
I guess the fact that the 1650/1655 has different hardware does not worry you. Go ahead, be the first to kill your 1640.
All my drives are destined to die trying
we salute you. someone get this man some firmware.
The drive is not even available in the US yet. I guess living in the US, we enjoy low price media, but suffer a big delay on new technology arrivals.
Sadly this will happen then…
Well - I just wanted to re-ignite this idea - I just trotted over to CDRInfo - and they posted the full review of the DW1655 - http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/Reviews/Specific.aspx?ArticleId=16050
It appears that it does use the same chipset as the DW1640.
This might be some hope that they are very much similar and crossflashable!
There is a error in the information relating to chipsets.
“1650/1655 equiped with new Neperia PNX7862EL and TZA1051HL chipsets while 1640 uses Nexperia PNX7860E/G/M1 and TZA1050HL chipsets.
Both of the 1640 and 1650/1655 use the same motor drive controller SA56203TW , RAM ESMT M12L16161A-7T and FlashROM MX 29LV160CTtC-70.”
See also this thread. Posts # 2 & 8.
I’d read this post:doh:
In my previous post,I failed to point out crossflashing not possible. rtrj good point, I’m sure everybody feels for pinto2 & wouldn’t want to duplicate this end to flashing their drive.
Let him do it!..I could do with a good laugh
I would not do it either but without pioneers like Pinto2 and lui gough we would never know the capabilities of these drives. I for one, applaude them.