bought a nec BC-5500S on ebay the drive works fine…it has FW V.1.83…nec`s current fw is 1.04 so i guess this firmware is from a pc manufactuer…but who? there is no labels on the drive! is there a way to flash the nec firmware over the existing firmware?
Hi… according to this http://www.cdfreaks.com/hardware/product/970-Optiarc-BC-5500S.html 1.83 is older than 1.40. I have bought HP dv5 notebook with BC-5500S drive. When i was trying to flash 1.40 bios from optiarc over the 1.83 flasher show there was a problem and bios wasn’t upgrade. What to do to upgrade to 1.40… Please help.
Beware crossflashing with slimtype drives!!
Only use the correct OEM firmware.