BenQ 5224P

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#1

Anyone know if and where there’s a newer firmware for this drive?


#2

I can’t find an official link for K.UC (all the links I see are for those sketchy “driver update” sites).

…So I downloaded the zip file, let Windows Defender & Malwarebytes scan it, then uploaded it to VirusTotal. All say it’s clean.

Unpacking the .exe file shows it is indeed a BenQ-related package (some small icons & bitmaps with a CD & the BenQ logo).

It seems safe, but try at your own risk, friend. (Attached zip file to post, rather than uploading to the normal archive location.)

5224p_kuc.zip (287 KB)



#3

[QUOTE=Albert;2787083]I can’t find an official link for K.UC (all the links I see are for those sketchy “driver update” sites).[/QUOTE]

Thanks, Albert. That’s what I saw also. There used to be a BenQ Europe site with firmware for all their optical drives, but I can no longer find it.


#4

edited my earlier post, if you want to try the flasher.

the FTP site seems to be down (trying old links to DW1640 firmware folks posted a few years back).


#5

[QUOTE=Albert;2787085]edited my earlier post, if you want to try the flasher.

the FTP site seems to be down (trying old links to DW1640 firmware folks posted a few years back).[/QUOTE]

Looks promising - thanks! I’ll give it a go tonight. Much appreciated!


#6

It was not until I remembered that for us there are some firmware for BenQ 5224P
http://www.cdrinfo.pl/hardware/2287183949-BENQ-CRW-5224P-W



#7

Yay!

The zip file contains the same flasher as the self-extracting zip from CDRInfo. Hopefully it’ll work with no fuss.

Thanks, czary2mary1!


#8

Thank you, czary2mary1!


#9

Successfully updated the firmware on my 5224P to K.UC. Thank you, Albert and czary2mary1! :bow: