This is my first post here, so apologies if I seem a bit n00bish
I’ve got an Enlight DW1620, which is just a rebranded BenQ DW1620 (you’d never guess, heh).
Just tried to flash the firmware from the one it shipped with (I think it was G7H9) to G7I9, which they make available on their website, after reading that someone else had done this successfully (apparently the G*** firmwares from BenQ didn’t work).
The flashing program seemed to run OK, and prompted me to restart my PC when it finished. When I did this, it hung while booting windows. Having encountered stuff like this before, I figured just restarting again might fix it, and sure enough it seemed to boot ok, up until the point where I logged in. Surprisingly (to me anyway, the flash seemed to have gone fine) it popped up with “Found new hardware” in the bottom corner, like I’d only just connected the drive. Got a bit worried that it said “New CD Drive found” but figured windows would sort itself out. Turns out I was wrong, and about 20 seconds after logging in my PC froze. Wondering if it WAS the DW1620 that’d caused the problem, I tried to open the tray, but it wouldn’t work (my other drive, a CDRW opened an closed fine at this stage). Tried restarting several times, but every time my PC froze, so I opened her up an disconnected the drive, to get on the Internet and see if anyone had any ideas…
So, basically I have one nearly dead (and dangerous) DW1620, that I want to get back (either by flashing it with the original firmware or trying one of the BenQ G*** firmware updates). I guess it’ll be harder since I can’t use windows while it’s connected.
I’ve searched through this forum (and others) and I can’t find any similar posts, or ones which are any help, so apologies if there’s one I missed. I hope someone can help me get my drive back
Thanks for any help anyone can give!
Here’s my PC specs:
Motherboard: MSI K7N2 Delta-L SKT A 8xAGP DDR400 Nforce2
Processor: AMD Sempron 2500 Processor 256Cache 333FSB
Memory: Corsair 1024MB (2 x 512MB Matched Pair), DDR400 / PC3200, non-ECC, Unbuffered, CL3
IDE0 Master: Quantum Fireball lct15
IDE0 Slave: Seagate Barracuda ST360015A 60GB 7200rpm
IDE1 Master: Arrgo 40x16x48 IDE Internal CD-RW Drive
IDE1 Slave: Enlight DW1620 Dual Layer 16x DVD R/RW
Graphics Card: Sapphire Radeon Atlantis 9000 128MB DDR DVI AGP TV-Out