BenQ DW800A to dual format?possible?

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#1

I’ve heard that it is possible to upgrade a BenQ DW800A DVD+RW into dual format (+/-) thru some firmware upgrade. Saw the firmware at BenQ’s page (http://paydual.benq.com.tw/) and they are charging US$10 for it. Wonder does anyone knows bout this and have tried it before?
Would really like to heard from someone who have tried it before I do so myself. Thank you.

Lyssa


P4 3.0HT
Abit AI7 MB
512 DDR RAM
ATI Radeon 9200 256MB
Realtek 6 channel audio
BenQ DW800A DVD+RW


#2

Hallo Lyssa,

after LiteOn 811s now i’m an owner of the benq dw800a.
I’ve flashed the benq from the +firmware b2i7 over the dual firmware b3b7 (from the url that you know) to the newest firmware b3d7. This firmware enables the writing of 4x DVD-R.
The writing quality of the benq is more excellent than the Lite On especially wrting of DVD +R.

If you want the benq in an external case it could be that with the new firm firewire access is not possible.

With best regards

Gerald


#3

Very good results with my BenQ.


#4

hello there

I look over for the firmware & I could not find it

can you post it or tell where to find it


#5

The link is given in the first post - it’s a pay-for firmware that costs US$10. Make sure you read the instructions before buying.

David


#6

hi

I tried to pay but in credit card confirmation my country is not listed
any solution


#7

Which country do you live?

I know in Europe you can contact their service center, but not sure for some other country.


#8

Hello all,

I recently bought a DW800A to use with a Vipower External box (VP-6228V) USB2.0 . I had some problems reconizing both device. Now the cable+box it's ok but the drive shows up as an USB mass storage device. Since Benq doesn´t have drivers for Windows XP, it may be because of the firmware? 

My model is B2F7, so i guess i need some firmware updates. Wich ones do I need? In what order?

sorry for the trouble and thank you in advance.


#9

If you can normally pay internationally with your credit card account, there should not be any problem. Usually up to the ability of the credit card issuer.


#10

Hi Guys,
Anyone having External Troubles should read the threads concerning this issue. BenQ is very picky on the ChipSet used in External Enclosurers. Some work - some don’t !!!
It also depends on Firmware version: some work - some don’t !!!
I have a BenQ DW822A (B3HC) working in both Firewire & USB using Prolific ChipSet.


#11

Beach-hobo,

I’ve just updated the ChipSet from intel…
I’ve contacted Benq support and told me not to upgrade the firmware to dual, because it might bring some problems with external enclosure, but I still have the B2F7. Do you know any firmware that i can install?
About the threads: have link?

Gracias


#12

OK !!! - Here’s what I know…
It sounds like you have a DW800A with B2F7 firmware. I don’t have any testing on B3x7 firmware. I can tell you that the original B3BC firmware for the DW822A does work with the following ChipSets (InSystem, Abi, Cypress).

The Newer firmware (B3EC, B3HC, B3IC) works in a Polific ChipSet case in both USB & Firewire configurations. B3HC didn’t work in InSystem & Cypress cases.

You could use the 800@822 hack & see what happens…
That the best I can give you…


#13

Give BenQ a call. They usually give you the firmware upgrade for free.

call 866-600-2367 for tech support.