Atapi dvd dd firmware

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#1

i currantly have atapi dvd dd firmware (g7p9) on my dvd writer but it suddenly wont burn dvd-r or cd’s anymore.can anyone help with this or tell me how i can upgrade this firmware.

thanks,frustated.


#2

Hi and welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

Have you tryied to install your drive on a different computer to exclude a software problem? What drive is exactly? You can find exact model with cd-dvd speed.


#3

Updating firmware cannot magically fix such things.

Either it’s software/driver related or strictly hardware.
To find out which one, connect and test the drive ion another computer.


#4

(g7p9)

That should be the retail version of the benq 1620. Also known as a rebadged benq 1620.

The most up to date fw for that drive,that I am aware of is: G7W9 I believe.

If using windows xp:

Go into device manager under dvd/cd rom drives.Open the tree/Locate that burner-and take note of what it tells you. Then double click that drive/click driver tab/uninstall/and reboot.

Sometimes a drive can get lost,and this uninstall-reboot will get it recognized.

When you open up the tree for dvd/cdrom drive and double click your burner: You may get a generic code like 8x16x8x16 dvd-rw or something like that.That for sure will tell you if it’s a rebadged/retail version of the benq 1620. Then you can go to the dvd-rw drives forum under philips/benq drives for firmware advice.