Ive been hearing that my HP DVD400i writer is a Philips DVDRW824K. Since a 400i only lets me burn dvd+r discs, is there a way to convert it to make it able to burn dvd-r discs, and possibly read dvd-r discs too? Sorry if its a stupid question, I just found out about this today. :o
it’s also a BenQ, read here: http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=165994
ok, ill try to do what he did.
EDIT: i did the first thing he did, but it failed:
Linear Check Sum = 4F3C
Rotated Check Sum = 5A65
Check Sum match !!
Don’t turn off the power!!
======== FAIL 1========
could it be because my firmware is kh27 and not FH04?
Your drive will already read -R it just won’t burn them. If you manage to get to the Philips 3.3 software you will get -R functionality. Don’t bother with the Benq software. Dzrkdw did it and now he is miserable.
If I was you, I’d leave well enough alone, you’ve got a reasonable burner. Make sure that -R functionality is worth the price of a new burner. +/-R is pretty much the same price now.
And yes, it seems that windwflash doesn’t like to go from KH27 to the Phillips directly.
ok, i guess i could just leave it alone. I just wonder why i couldnt read the dvd-r disc. Anyways, thanks for the info. Ill leave my burner as it is.