FW 1.01 for PX-740a

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#25

Thanks for the scans PPeter. The write curve is indeed typical BenQ’s WOPC. Do you have TYG02? I heard that BenQ 1640 can’t overspeed @16x, only 8x.


#26

Its true, there is no overspeed for TYG02. Strange. Maybe the following firmware upgrades will add overspeed capabilities.


#27

Impressive collection of optical drives.

Plextor PX-716A, PX-712A, PX-740A, Premium, PX-130A, NEC ND-3500A, 3520A, 3540A, Pioneer DVR-108, 109, LG GSA-4163B, BenQ 1620 Pro, Philips DVDR1640P, DVDR16LS, Toshiba SD-M1712

Among those, the only model I have is Pioneer DVR-109.


#28

Maybe you didn’t look more since YSS said he used WinDWflash and .cvt (in English.) I was a little surprised that the ZIP-contained files included 1.01 CVT file so I linked only the .zip file on Plextor Japan. Plextor is nice in that they try to offer downloads of both .exe and .cvt (or .bin) files for firmware flashing.


#29

I’m working with ODD units since 1995, writing articles for Hungarian newspapers, running my own portal since 1999, developing etc., so I am not a newbie :cop: but I was no active on this forum.


#30

i recently installed this drive, should i keep it and update the firmware, or think about trying to return it and get a “true” Plextor, im not sure what i really have or what is best to do at this point


#31

You should keep it. It’s already a better choice for long-term than the PX-716A. A few more firmware upgrade and this drive will be the ace. If you dont care about the PlexTools quality check capabilities you shouldn’t change it to a PX-716A.


#32

hi PPeter, i think i will keep it, im just hot about overpaying a bit i think, but anyway, bring on the FW updates! :iagree:


#33

My scan of 1640 benq, crossflashed with .cvt Plextor 740a. :slight_smile: :slight_smile:



#34

Thanks energy 1959 for the test.
It is a “creating a data disc” not a scan

What is limitating the speed to 8x P-CAV in this single layer burn ?
Is it the MID code that you have used ?

By the way the question is:
is the only way to scan this disc (with this drive) using CD-DVD Speed to flash the drive back to a BenQ 1640 ??


#35

Has anybody a direct Link to the bshb.cvt FW-File from Benq 1640? I´m a little bit to stupid to find it.

:doh:

I´m too bad in reading japanese. :confused:


#36

Download this ZIP file: http://plextor.jp/download/firmware/px740_101.zip

Then open, for example, WinRAR and open that ZIP file. Then you’ll see three files:

PXFirm_B2B.exe
PlexFirm.ini
101.cvt

That’s it :wink:


#37

:cop:
Thanks. But I already flashed my Benq 1640 to a PX740. I was looking for the Original benq FW BSHB.cvt.

Now I´ve found it.


#38

Oops, didn’t read properly, sorry about that :wink:


#39

So how does one cross flash a 740a to Benq???

Thanks

bob


#40

You Need to download a BenQ 1640 CVT file and use to flash the drive to a BenQ once this is done I believe you can use the normal BenQ FW flasher to do futher FW upgrades. If you have a look at the BenQ FAQ’s it is pretty much the same as flashing a OEM (bulk) 1620 to 1620A.Also if you have a look in the FAQ’s you will find Ala42’s. MCSE to remove Riplock and other usefull things. Do a search for BenQ 1640 CVT and WinDWflash and you should find the files. HTH.:slight_smile: BenQ 1640 CVT RPC1 HereBSGB.


#41

Oops! Gam… time to go stand in the corner. LOL :stuck_out_tongue: :cop:

@ bobmitch. I hope this will help get you part way there:

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=138436#fw-cf_oem

Here’s the CVT file you should need:

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=134956&highlight=BenQ+1640+CVT


#42

Or go here:

http://happy.happy.nu/dvd-rw/1640/ :slight_smile: :slight_smile:


#43

broken link? :confused:

ET


#44

That’s it, fw 1.01 on plextor.be :

Firmware versions for PX-740A

PX-740A V1.01

Improvements:
Write quality on several media.
Write performance on DVD-R DL media.