BenQ Rebadges

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#62

Bump.


#63

hi thr,

my drive is exactly de same as de following webpage

i have flashed it to benq 1650…nice drive to use with…


#64

We forgot to include the Benq DW800 series drives. :doh:
(Or someone who knows more than I didn’t include them for a reason)

According to [U][I]this[/I][/U] the DW800A uses the Nexperia PNX7850 chip. It says that the Philps DVDR824P & CyberDrive DX082D also use the same chip (so presumably rebadges?). WOPC is mentioned, but no SolidBurn (didn’t arrive until the DW1600?).

C0deKing’s Benq FAQ says the Philips DVDR885P is a BenQ DW830A rebadge. It also has links to reviews of the BenQ DW822A, DW830A (preview) & Philips DVDR885P. (I had a quick look and they don’t mention the chip used, but presumably they are also Nexperia-based)

I think I remember reading somewhere that some or all of the DW800 series drives can scan discs, but I haven’t yet been able to check this.

I know of 3 Benq models in this series (DW800A, DW822A & DW830A). Were there any others?

Benq sold a firmware update (for $10) to add support for +DL to the DW800A. I found references to it being possible to crossflash these drives (DW800A -> DW822A -> DW830A). Can anyone remember trying this?

I admit these drives are so old now that this information isn’t of much practical use, but it would be nice to have every Nexperia drive on the list.


#65

I don’t think we forgot, it’s just that we started with the 1600 series drives, because those are the ones with all the expected features.

If someone can confirm having ever owned one and using it to scan, then I’ll add them.


#66

i owned one unit of the philips DVDRW824P which i then crossflash to benq dw822a. It can scan with the exception that the PI graphs is not similar with the 1600 series.

At the mean time, it happened that the dw 822a cannot burn perfectly with the benq fw. (i m not sure wat is happening). Finally, i just burn with philips fw.


#67

Hi

I own one Philips PBDV1628G that I could crossflash to BenQ DW1640.

I found information about this here:

http://club.myce.com/f92/philips-1628-crossflashing-153025/
http://club.myce.com/f92/philips-pbdv1628b-00-pbdv1628g-00-inferior-dvdr1628k-00-dvdr1648k-00-a-159364/

Could be included in the list for BenQ DW1640 also the model:
Philips PBDV1628G (DVDR1628P1) ?

Also on http://tdb.rpc1.org I found that
"PHILIPS DVDR1628P (BENQ DW1640)"


#68

Strangely enough I found the photos below on eBay recently.

The PBDV1628B is also a DVD8701 which is also a DW1640. :bigsmile:




#69

[QUOTE=negritude;2475254][B]BenQ and Rebadged BenQ Drives Using a Philips Nexperia Chipset[/B]

[U]BenQ DW1640[/U]
Sony DRU-810A (some) *, DRX-810UL (ext/some) *, DRX-810UL/T (mac/ext/some) *

[U]BenQ DW1650[/U]
Sony DRU-810A-R *, DRX-810UL * (ext/some), DRX-810UL/T * (mac/ext/some)

[U]BenQ DW1655[/U]
Sony DRU-815A

[B][1]*[/B] Be EXTREMELY careful before crossflashing the Sony 810 series drives! Make sure you know if you have a DW1640 or DW165x before attempting to crossflash!
[/QUOTE]

a friend has two… [B][U]SONY DRU-810A[/U][/B] (no more indications)

manufacture id: T
made in china
mfd: june 2005 and a little white sticker “CTM102005 72000”.
mfd: july 2005 and a little white sticker “CTM112005 72000”.
rating: 5v-1.6a / 12v-1.4a
version: BA

i think that can’t be 1655, right?
how can i check if it’s a “DW1640 or DW1650”?


#70

#1 SONY DRU-810A

#2 SONY DRU-810A

presumption: both are dw1640 :rolleyes:
but i will wait for a skilled advisor. :bigsmile:




#71

[QUOTE=memory;2653237]…how can i check if it’s a “DW1640 or DW1650”?[/QUOTE].
[I]memory[/I], Sony labeling can be a tricky recipe.

To be 100% sure you’ll have to open the four screws at bottom of drive and check drives main chip.
“DW1640” drives use Nexperia [B]PNX7860E[/B] chip.
“DW165*” drives use Nexperia [B]PNX7862*[/B] chip.

When the label looks like attached it’s for sure a “DW1640”.



#72

very good pinto2. :bow:
i’ll pass on information. if that are dw1640 i’ll buy both. :flower:


#73

[QUOTE=memory;2653237]a friend has two… [B][U]SONY DRU-810A[/U][/B] (no more indications)

manufacture id: T
made in china
mfd: june 2005 and a little white sticker “CTM102005 72000”.
mfd: july 2005 and a little white sticker “CTM112005 72000”.
rating: 5v-1.6a / 12v-1.4a
version: BA

i think that can’t be 1655, right?
how can i check if it’s a “DW1640 or DW1650”?[/QUOTE]

Just look at the label. If it has “-R” at the end of the model number, then it’s a 1650. If there’s no “-R”, then it’s a 1640.


#74

[QUOTE=negritude;2476526]Yeah, I think we’re mostly done. Now, we just need a moderator or admin to make this thread sticky.[/QUOTE]

Consider it done. LONG overdue. Thank you for helping to make this possible.

I can’t believe that this wasn’t one of the first things that I thought of when I was passed the “sticky” wand. Please let me know if you would like to see any changes.


#75

[QUOTE=deanwitty;2658064]Consider it done. LONG overdue. Thank you for helping to make this possible.

I can’t believe that this wasn’t one of the first things that I thought of when I was passed the “sticky” wand. Please let me know if you would like to see any changes.[/QUOTE]

Thanks from all of us for making the list a sticky, Dean. In addition to negritude, whom you already acknowledged in the sticky, I’d like to acknowledge Paramo Optimal, Ibex and pinto2 for their help and contributions to the list. My apologies if I’ve left anyone else out.


#76

[QUOTE=negritude;2654952]Just look at the label. If it has “-R” at the end of the model number, then it’s a 1650. If there’s no “-R”, then it’s a 1640.

http://club.myce.com/attachments/f92/79296d1151261586-recovery-bad-flash-warning-sony-dru-810a-r-p1030363.jpg[/QUOTE]

thanks but that was not the problem.

BenQ DW1640
Sony DRU-810A ([B]some[/B]) *, DRX-810UL (ext/some) , DRX-810UL/T (mac/ext/some) *
[1]
Be EXTREMELY careful before crossflashing the Sony 810 series drives! Make sure you know if you have a DW1640 or DW165x before attempting to crossflash!

that “([B]some[/B])” was the problem. :bigsmile:
what was meant with this “([B]some[/B])”?
before i kill a drive i ask two times. :wink:


#77

[QUOTE=jadburner;2658133]Thanks from all of us for making the list a sticky, Dean. In addition to negritude, whom you already acknowledged in the sticky, I’d like to acknowledge Paramo Optimal, Ibex and pinto2 for their help and contributions to the list. My apologies if I’ve left anyone else out.[/QUOTE]

This is one that I have been wishing for since I started coming around here. You are more than welcome.

Looking back through the thread, I know that many have contributed to this effort. But I had a dilemma. I could make a list of contributors half a page long, or I could thank the person that started this list in this thread and one who has been instrumental in keeping it updated till the present. I will update the sticky.

Not giving credit at all was out of the question. I’m new to this, bear with me :o:)

Lets try to clear up the Sony 810 listing. As far as I can see, the 810A is a 1640, the 810A-R is a 1650. The “some” next to 810A is a leftover from before the distinction between A and A-R?

I just noticed, that new sticky has 143 views in just 13 hours. More than 10 per hour. Looks like you guys were absolutely right that this was a resource that is needed by all those out there googling for help with this :clap:.


#78

[QUOTE=deanwitty;2658142]

Lets try to clear up the Sony 810 listing. As far as I can see, the 810A is a 1640, the 810A-R is a 1650. The “some” next to 810A is a leftover from before the distinction between A and A-R?[/QUOTE]
That’s correct. Feel free to remove the “some”, as the asterisk & multiple references for the 810A should be clarity enough.


#79

[QUOTE=Albert;2658143]That’s correct. Feel free to remove the “some”, as the asterisk & multiple references for the 810A should be clarity enough.[/QUOTE]
Thank you, Albert :bow:

I thought I should also modify the warning associated with * to spell out the need to find the A or AR on the internal drive label to identify it.


#80

[QUOTE=memory;2658136]thanks but that was not the problem.

BenQ DW1640
Sony DRU-810A ([B]some[/B]) *, DRX-810UL (ext/some) , DRX-810UL/T (mac/ext/some) *
[1]
Be EXTREMELY careful before crossflashing the Sony 810 series drives! Make sure you know if you have a DW1640 or DW165x before attempting to crossflash!

that “([B]some[/B])” was the problem. :bigsmile:
what was meant with this “([B]some[/B])”?
before i kill a drive i ask two times. ;)[/QUOTE]

Check the new and improved sticky ;).


#81

very good deanwitty. :cool:

maybe a suggested change
"Thanks to all for their investigative work in finding these rebadged BenQ jewels.“
to
"Special Thanks to [B]jadburner[/B] and [B]negritude[/B] and to all for their investigative work in finding these rebadged BenQ jewels.”

specially [B]jadburner[/B] and [B]negritude[/B] trimmed the list some years. :flower: