BENQ DW1650 BCIC and Intact media

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#1

[qanda]This thread is about the BenQ DW1650. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]Hi,

I have recently bought some Intact Dual layer DVD’s. Media type is CMC MAG-D03-064.

I originally had BCDC firmware, and could not get a successful burn. Nero would fail very shortly after creating DVD borders or something like that.

Qscan would fail after getting less than half way with a message saying “Not supported by firmware…”

So I downloaded BCIC firmware, and now my 1650 doesn’t even detect that the media has been inserted. I have tried several other firmware versions too and have had no luck.

When I flashed my drive I simply ran the BCIC.exe file from normal windows mode. I have seen others using safe mode, or this BQflasher…whats that all about, and would it make a difference in my case.

Anyone had similar experience, or now how I can solve the problem…it would be greatly apreciated…

Many thanks

STeve.


#2

I’m not sure that media is supported in the firmware. Open up BCDC and BCIC in MCSE and see if CMC MAG-D03 is even listed. I don’t have them handy here to look.


#3

Thanks Bob,

I know that in BCDC it is not listed, and I even tried to import it with DVD reader…but it still didnt work.

BCIC it is listed by default as a supported media…so…???


#4

So now all media isn’t recognized after flashing to BCIC? Did you reboot after flashing?


#5

My single layer DVD’s are deteced fine…its just the dual layer ones Im having troubles with.

Yep, I did reboot after the upgrade.


#6

Let me save you some trouble. BUY VERBATIM DUAL-LAYER MEDIA! The BenQ DW1640 and DW1650 drives do not burn non-Verbatim DL media that well. I know, because I’ve tried it personally. You must use Verbatim DL media with your BenQ, period.


#7

Well since he bought these DL anyway, why not buy a cheap $20 LG or Samsung and burn them?

But yeah, Benq burns Verbatims so well it’s mindblowing


#8

I had some CMC MAG DL discs I can’t remember wich ones exactly but the ones I got were horrible my BenQ 1650 refused to burn them I tried all the firmwares… then I crossflashed and used the latest BenQ 1655 firmware and it burned them…succesfully but with a few minutes to intalise (the lead in) and the sounds my BenQ 1650@1655 made were HORRIBLE…, I WILL NOT TOUCH THESE DISCS WITH A 10 FOOT POLE.
Verbatim or if you want to use cheap discs use Arita 2.4 x (Ritek D01)