Benq 1620 bad flash ... help if possible

vbimport

#1

Just flashed my benq 1620 with the 1621 f/w (47L9.cvt) hopping to make work on my ext.usb case…bad luck … the drive is not working any more the system restarts if connected to IDE or shows a “?” in the devices when in the usb case…
Is my good old benq lost for ever ? :sad:
the only hope i have is if there is a dos flasher cause the bios recognise the drive as 1621… so i maybe could change it back to 1620…
Help if you can!!! :frowning:


#2

i believe you meant EW162I, anyway its not wise to update your drives firmware with a firmware of other drive (unless you read on several posts that some ppl did it with success) or that your drive is some rebadge of another drive , and the problem in the first place was your ext case not the firmware, imho you shouldnt have tought that firmware is the problem in the first place , anyway afaik benq have no dos flasher so youll have to rma or get a new one , but i dont think they will agree to replace your drive if youll rma it they just might find out the firmware is of another drive


#3

You may want to check these two links to see if you can find anything that helps.
http://dvdpro.club.st/firmware/BENQ_FW.htm

http://tdb.rpc1.org/
Saw something about a DOS flash on the first link I posted, it refered to TDB link, I have never used or wasn’t aware of it ill now. Hope you find what you are looking for.:slight_smile:


#4

downloaded the flasher… i’ll try it and post…back in 5’


#5

BENQ IS BACK AND READY TO KICK… :wink:
Many thanks to the D. Brothers for the flasher… it worked fine …also thanks to crossg for the links … thanks man!!! my benq is working again!!!


#6

In general it is no problem to use the 47x9 firmwares instead of the B7x9 firmwares on a Benq1620. Was your drive connected to an IDE port or to your external usb enclosure when the flash went wrong ?


#7

It was connected as an IDE drive when i flashed with the 47L9.cvt … have problems with my ext.usb case + benq1620 that’s why i flashed it…(nec 3500,nec3520,nec3540,plex716a and toshiba 5372 work fine in the same usb case…)


#8

Glad your drive is back. Just to pass on my experience, I have found the quality of the 47L9.cvt firmware burns was so bad that the increase in speed was not worth it. I would suggest that you consider a Plumax case. The cost is minimal and it will allow you to use quality firmware at 16X.

http://www.dealsonic.com/plpmblcousb22.html


#9

That’s looks like a very good case! Too bad I cannot get it here in Canada from that site :frowning: